What appeared to be an old miners shack contained an interesting surprise for me when I ventured inside to find scattered on the floor, among the straw and livestock droppings, the remains of old books. Very intelectual old books such as poetry, religious works and encyclopaedia volumes from the 19th century. My guess is it was a preachers cottage as it's across the road from an old church.
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sined (4523) 2007-09-25 7:25
remember me the Athur Upfield books !
sreeharig (211) 2007-09-25 10:09
very nice capture, and TFS. Liked your framing, except that you could have cropped a bit of the foreground, at least until the tree roots, but I'm sure you had your reasons.
molla (7129) 2007-09-25 10:55
As me you have a passion for buildings of the past or building which has past best befor date. Once again an Australian icon. a Shack with no straight angles and gumtrees of some sort. good colors of the tree and not to to much contrast in the shadows.
dsidwell (9783) 2007-09-30 2:03
Intriguing discovery, Steve. The composition works so well here, and I like how the cabin is kind of lost amongst nature--just like it really is as nature takes over.
macondo (19804) 2007-10-01 5:00
Hi again. Lovely view of this old shack, partly (and delightfully) hidden by the tree. I like the way the hut and the trees stand out against the slightly washed out looking background. I don't agree with the comment about the cropping; this collection of trees and hut need to be set back a little to allow the development of some perspective and depth. Good work.
- Copyright: STEVE and IOANA HAMILTON (marioana) (2256)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-02
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, 18-55 Canon EFS, Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/13 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-09-25 7:06