Melrose
  • User avatar
    Eden
    Site Admin
    Site Admin
    Posts: 1431
    Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:26 pm
    Location: Adelaide
    Contact:

    Melrose

    by Eden » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:57 pm

    I had to help a friend to chainsaw 7 or 8 trees on his block in melrose on friday

    it was 47 degrees and we finished late but also had to leave before 10 the next morning so I made an effort to get at least 30 mins in with the camera and squeezed another 30 mins in the morning.

    we stayed in a 1850's "pug and pine cottage" with the resident spiders, lizards, wasps and the odd fleeting black snake.

    the natural colour is still in the native pines (hard wood) they used to build the cottage and has stood the ravages of the termites that were present in every tree we cut down bar one.

    Image
    IMG_5883 by MrStinkybait, on Flickr


    the Old Brewery is a proud looking building and even though full of bats and in need of repair is up for sale, I hope it gets a second life.

    Image
    IMG_5879 by MrStinkybait, on Flickr

    Melrose is now a sleepy town and relies heavily on tourism both to the town and Mount Remarkable at about 1000m in height with its bike tracks and walking trails

    Image
    IMG_5890 by MrStinkybait, on Flickr


    It does have 2 pubs though!

    the treasure of the town is the Blacksmith shop built in 1865 and has the original wooden cobbled floor in tact

    Image
    IMG_5919 by MrStinkybait, on Flickr


    Image
    IMG_5938 by MrStinkybait, on Flickr


    Image
    IMG_5926 by MrStinkybait, on Flickr


    Image
    IMG_5929 by MrStinkybait, on Flickr


    Image
    IMG_5914 by MrStinkybait, on Flickr


    Image
    IMG_5905 by MrStinkybait, on Flickr


    I want to go back in a few months just to take photos and If I did not have access to the cottage I would stay at the accommodation one of the pubs has to offer

    Image
    IMG_5886 by MrStinkybait, on Flickr

    Image
    IMG_5885 by MrStinkybait, on Flickr


    It was great to hold the camera again!

    Eden
    I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.
    Kurt Vonnegut

    PPOK
  • User avatar
    Doug
    Reporter
    Reporter
    Posts: 1831
    Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:49 pm
    Location: Adelaide
    Contact:

    Re: Melrose

    by Doug » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:54 am

    It was great to hold the camera again!


    Well you still have your eye in, nice set.

    Time to start thinking of ideas for the next meet up I think.
  • W G
    Photojournalist
    Photojournalist
    Posts: 2125
    Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:25 am
    Location: Sydney
    Contact:

    Re: Melrose

    by W G » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:41 am

    There's a plethora of wonder in all that Eden. You have done well but there is lots more to do. Keep at it.
    Walter Glover

    "Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi
  • Simsy
    Cadet
    Cadet
    Posts: 387
    Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:35 pm
    Contact:

    Re: Melrose

    by Simsy » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:12 am

    Doug wrote:
    It was great to hold the camera again!


    Well you still have your eye in, nice set.

    Time to start thinking of ideas for the next meet up I think.



    I agree with doug time to start thinking about our next shoot.

    Some really nice work there edan did you have ago at the night sky while you were there as well.
  • User avatar
    Plays with Light
    Reporter
    Reporter
    Posts: 1354
    Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:34 pm
    Location: Lost In Thought
    Contact:

    Re: Melrose

    by Plays with Light » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:44 am

    Eden, a superb set, with great details. The sapling growing out of the headlight recess is a brilliant observation. Please do me a huge favour and pick up your camera more frequently! Please?
    Feedback and honest, constructive criticism is greatly appreciated.
  • User avatar
    Eden
    Site Admin
    Site Admin
    Posts: 1431
    Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:26 pm
    Location: Adelaide
    Contact:

    Re: Melrose

    by Eden » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:09 pm

    Thankyou for the compliments Gentlemen.

    I was suffering from the days work in the heat but fared up better than the rest luckily and only had about half an hour in the evening and the same again in the morning to get the camera out so couldnt really play much.

    most of the shots were really just recording a few of the sights so I am itching to get back there in August/September when it is a little greener.



    My friend David has given the Adelaide crew an invite to stay a few days to take photos if we wish and with any luck can get us access to the pug and pine cottage for a night or two.

    The cottage is opposite the block we made room for a shed on, and that block backs onto the pub with the Truck/Cabins.

    So that is an option for the future for those whom would like that as a meet up.

    -----------------------------------

    on another note , It would be great to plan the next meet and will happily rip a page out of the diary.



    How about February .............. the weekends are ----first and 2nd------ 8th and 9th------15-16.....22-23 etc....

    Hope you can make it Evan "Congratulations on the arrival of Charlie"


    eden
    I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.
    Kurt Vonnegut

    PPOK
  • User avatar
    CraigVTR
    Reporter
    Reporter
    Posts: 1310
    Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:37 pm
    Location: Montville, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
    Contact:

    Re: Melrose

    by CraigVTR » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:52 am

    Great set of images.
    Regards
    Craig
    PPok Other pics in post OK
    So many forums, so little time.
  • User avatar
    DJT
    Reporter
    Reporter
    Posts: 1412
    Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:07 pm
    Location: Werrington
    Contact:

    Re: Melrose

    by DJT » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:20 pm

    wow what an awesome place.
    Love the tree growing through the headlight & the bike.
    47 degrees :shock: , Maybe waiting for the weather to cool down a tad before venturing back with the camera
    David
  • User avatar
    Doug
    Reporter
    Reporter
    Posts: 1831
    Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:49 pm
    Location: Adelaide
    Contact:

    Re: Melrose

    by Doug » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:10 pm

    My friend David has given the Adelaide crew an invite to stay a few days to take photos if we wish and with any luck can get us access to the pug and pine cottage for a night or two.


    Your friends generous offer sounds too good to pass up.

    on another note , It would be great to plan the next meet and will happily rip a page out of the diary.
    How about February .............. the weekends are ----first and 2nd------ 8th and 9th------15-16.....22-23 etc....


    Yes time to put on the thinking cap for a Feb meet.
    Hope you can make it Evan "Congratulations on the arrival of Charlie"


    Congratulations also Evan.
  • User avatar
    Eden
    Site Admin
    Site Admin
    Posts: 1431
    Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:26 pm
    Location: Adelaide
    Contact:

    Re: Melrose

    by Eden » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:20 pm

    I have to add two more shots to this "photo essay"


    This tree is 1 street from the main street and.

    Image
    IMG_5871 by MrStinkybait, on Flickr


    This shot shows the girth next to the tank and twin cab ute about 8 years ago with my daughter at the base

    Image
    tree by MrStinkybait, on Flickr

    :)
    I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.
    Kurt Vonnegut

    PPOK

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest