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A short tour of Toowoomba

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    Posted: 13 July 2019 at 14:00
I was in the town a few weeks back for some car repairs, so while waiting I did a bit of a walk around, exploring a few back alleys and a vintage" electrical shop.

#1 Just looking around - a pity about the fence & cars but it is what it is


Back tracking, At the Showgrounds where I was camped earlier in the year
#2 The Comet - an icon of the watering of Australia


#3


#4 The gubbins of the Comet _I'll let you figure out how it pumps the water from the bore. Most of this will sit at the top of the windmill

#5 The extended shaft actually comes right down from the top and all the way down to the water level in the bore.


Bored enough yet?
In to town
#6 1892


#7 oops, no colur images back then


#8 Off to Specsavers?


#9 Graffiti, the purple phase?


#10 or get a load of refreshment?


#11


#12 A comment on dome locals?


#13 The stable door is closed or has he bolted?


#14 415


#15 They Sure don't mate


#16 White Horse


#17 A friendly inquisitive local


#18 Bored yet?


#19 maybe there's an old catch or two?


#20 and to finish - a self portrait


#21 - ha -there's just no stopping some people
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atom Ant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2019 at 17:41
I remeber visiting Toowoomba often as a child. Interesting to get a view of it today - a very long time later!

#2 is a cracking shot. The short lens & low view point give it a monumental character that I really like. And the light is lovely.

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The images create the impression of a quite peculiar place - interesting graffiti, nice dogs and a very special windmill.

I can only second Tony - #2 is an outstanding shot making best possible use of that magical light! But the other images are fascinating, too!

TFS!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote happyjack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2019 at 13:55
Thanks guys.

Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:

The images create the impression of a quite peculiar place - interesting graffiti, nice dogs and a very special windmill.

I can only second Tony - #2 is an outstanding shot making best possible use of that magical light! But the other images are fascinating, too!

TFS!


Shall I let you in to a secret about that magical light?
It's something I learned from Matt Klowskowski in one of his LR tutorials.
The Temp. slider
While it was late afternoon, there was not a cloud or any colour in the sky so I pushed the slider from 5300 to 35714!

It took a rather ordinary image to something else.
Painting with light.


Edited by happyjack - 14 July 2019 at 13:58
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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2019 at 20:01
Nice series, I totaly get your #1 fence comment "tis what it tis"
#2 being my fave of all
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Loved this Crazy tour, just keep em coming 🤪
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