The abandoned Quarantine Station on Torrens Island was originally built in 1879 after more temporary measures were inadequate with cases of typhus and small pox arriving in SA. Many of the buildings are now gone, with only one from 1879 that survived the early 1900’s upgrades, but those that remain give a good impression of… Read More Quarantine Station on Torrens Island
Today being cooler, overcast and raining I took the opportunity to get out with the camera and take a few shots just around Murray Bridge. This abandoned farmhouse surrounded by tall grass had caught my eye some weeks ago and I decided to brave the snakes hoping they would stay home in the rain and… Read More Murray Bridge
Op shops are a great place for finding old cameras that people just throw out now and for $2 I found a 1950’s Agfa Clack. Online I brought an old Fomapan 120 BW film to try out the camera and these are the prints I received back from the developers that I scanned and adjusted.… Read More The AGFA Clack
Moonta, within the Copper Triangle, is a small South Australian town steeped in copper mining history. There are many old buildings still standing that were used in the mining and smelting of ore in the 19th century. Huge slag heaps overlook the old mining shafts and the surrounding land poisoned by the mining process and… Read More Old mining town Moonta
Manoora is a small town in the Mid North region of South Australia on the Barrier Highway that I have passed through on a number of occasions, this time I was on my way to the mining town of Broken Hill. I am not sure how long this roadhouse has been closed but the faded… Read More Manoora, Mid North
Sedan, population about 100, is a small town sitting on the Murray Flats where the old stock routes crossed. In its heyday, it had many businesses from a mill and lime kiln through to a stock agent, boarding house and betting shop, but like many rural towns went into decline. 2 km to Sedan Old… Read More Sedan
Recently I read an article about Mike Cable, a photographer who is working on a series of abstract macro’s and the interesting thing I found was that he uses a compact camera. It is a high end compact the Panasonic Lumix LX5 but it got me thinking about an old Pentax X90 that I have… Read More Finding a use for an old camera, macro.
On a recent drive exploring the back roads in the Eastern Hills I returned home on the Palmer Road that connects Palmer and Murray Bridge. Alongside the road is the disused railway that I think use to go through to Sedan, one of many that crisscrossed the landscape and were closed down. Canon 600D, Tamron… Read More Palmer Road
On a recent trip to Victoria I stopped in the tiny town of Lillimur, population 373 by the 2006 census. What caught my eye was a an old weatherboard building, inside twisted and buckled. I think the reason it is still standing is the solid chimney. All the doors were wide open so I could… Read More Lillimur Post Office
What is it about old doors that attract so many photographers? I know when I see an old abandoned building it is made all the better with an old abandoned door.