Birchip was our destination as my friend Tim and I traveled to his place of birth. For him it was a nostalgic trip where he met friends from his youth, some from primary school whom he had not seen in fifty years!
The town has had mixed fortunes and has survived the economic turmoils of past decades. Many similar towns have lost their heart as young people left for the cities. Birchip has kept its young by offering them employment through various enterprises or by keeping them on their parents' farms which due to their enormous size, have been profitable to run.
Nevertheless, there are signs of change, like this railway station which is no longer in use due to government prioritizing. The station was used by trains transporting wheat and barley from the silos built next to the tracks. Now most farmers have private silos and the wheat is transported by special trucks, something the farmers had to do as trains ran less and less frequently. Of course Tim was saddened by the state of the train station as it is part of the town's heritage and should be preserved.
N.B. The sun was setting and from the main street I saw this building glow in a dazzling manner, so I ran as fast as I could before the sun was obstructed by the low clouds.These are the colours as I saw them.
WORKSHOP: You can see the sight towards which I was running.
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miumiu (5981) 2014-08-06 7:06
Lovely warm lights and colours! The sky is a very impressive background of your picture.
l like the workshop too.
dta (67134) 2014-08-06 7:51
Hello Klaudio ,
one have only a few minutes to capture this wonderful evening golden light . Wonderful contrast with the blue-grey sky . And a superb subject as this historical building .
COSTANTINO (56179) 2014-08-06 9:58
Hello dear friend
simple but nice with a very interesting
full of inspiration title painted by the sun
great choice of title like a poem
shadows amd lights play together
have a nice time
abmdsudi (43714) 2014-08-06 11:16
Catch the Golden Light as fast as you can, you don't get much time to capture this sort of weather condition. Gorgeous scene with the light playing on the building and the delicacy of it all and a lovely touch of dark bg grey combination and you've come away with a cracking image. You've also handed the saturated colours expertly. Wonderful humble rural image worthy the effort. Congrats and TFS
dekanski (3452) 2014-08-06 12:39
dobro si rekao, sunce slika, ali slika ne bi bila tako dobra bez senke!!!
PiotrF (9572) 2014-08-06 13:34
Nice view of the station in Birchsip. Warm light is great. A amazing composition, beautiful picture , with natural colours. Thank you for the detailed notes.
jemaflor (85394) 2014-08-06 23:39
Superb light capture, a lovely golden color for this house, well seen and well taken, tfs.
kasianowak (6813) 2014-08-07 2:29
The light is very beautiful indeed and worth the effort! I'm glad you manage to catch this wonderful sunshine. Good idea to include the WS shot to explain the photography process. :-)
And shame about the old railway station not being treated with love and care it deserves.
swapankumarroy (2839) 2014-08-08 6:28
Hello dear Klaudio,
Lovely captured, bright sunlight illuminated the color, specially contrast of the color is vividly clear. Well composition and POV.
best wishes and have a nice weekend.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2014-08-10 5:14
This an amazing composition here. Off course, the orange captures our attention straight away which enhance the presence of the building. It also goes very well with the dark sky and contrast the sceneY. Excellent work!
Have a nice evening,