Little Vale: A trip to another rural property

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by stillshunter, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    I think you're all a little tired of happy snaps of my little corner of the Earth. So here's a series from a small day trip to a friend's place known as Little Vale.

    Much like our place there's a long driveway to get even close to the front entrance.
    little vale 1 by stillshunter, on Flickr

    Then, with some relief, you reach the "front yard"
    little vale 2 by stillshunter, on Flickr

    But don't undo that seatbelt just yet many a kilometre yet to go. But at least there are views along the way. Just to get an idea of the scale have a sneak peeek at the bottom left hand corner of the dam...yep them silhouettes be cows!
    little vale 3 by stillshunter, on Flickr

    Once there I meet one of the residents. Gingerbread is only agisted here but she seems quite content in her environs
    little vale 4 by stillshunter, on Flickr

    While a long time resident, Tilk who probably owns a good portion of the thousands of acres here, is a little less happy to see me. Though I'm assured it was the wind at play
    little vale 5 by stillshunter, on Flickr

    A little wander about finds me face to face with an often seen sight on our properties...the rust and the wreckage. A shame it's always hidden away as the textures and shapes are always intriguing.
    little vale 6 by stillshunter, on Flickr

    But just a short visit so to-da-loo...
    little vale 7 by stillshunter, on Flickr
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  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Mark, your images really give a feel for the expanse of the place and your processing adds to that feeling, but... looks like some joker has put a crocodile in Gingerbread's water!
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  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Mark, those are lovely photos!! Looks like an interesting place to visit.

    BTW, that's a fake crocodile right?
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    A very nice set - all looks very relaxing.
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  5. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Mark, as always your part of Australia defies my stereotypes of the country which are somewhere which is hot, dry, arid and with cloudless blue skies.

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  6. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Great series, Mark - superb processing and compositions.

    [and love the croc]
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  7. Lovely set Mark. Certainly looks like a fine place to visit. Unusual colour tint to many of your shots, makes them look like they were taken with a film camera - and some time ago!
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  8. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Great series, and I very much enjoy the film-like colours of the shots. The clouds are awesome! What lens did you use for these shots?
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  9. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Thanks all.

    My intention with the processing was to emulate slide - and not quite sure if I pulled it's trickier than it sounds. Meanwhile, all shots with the PL25. I'm head over heels with this lens. It, and it's sister 45, keep me wedded to the mu43 platform. I simply love their handling and rendering.
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  10. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Nice set Mark. I really like the second image.
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  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Stunning - and I, too, really like the color tones you chose, Mark.

    That croc in the watering trough really threw me!

    The scenery is hauntingly beautiful. Sigh.....if only I could teleport!
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