Fujifilm X30 with in-camera B&W(Red) filter. Enhanced and border applied in Snapseed app.
Walking around Bendigo city after tea revealed some interesting sights, particularly this Gothic decoration on a civic building, thrown into graphic nor by clever lighting.
I had a go at using the perspective adjustment tool in Snapseed, which I haven’t previously attempted. To be honest, it would have been easier on a screen much larger than my phone’s, but it was a good experiment.
Here’s the original unedited image, taken with my Fujifilm X30 with in-camera B&W (Red) filter:
This charred shell of a grand old country church sits on a low rise in the Goldfields town of Tarnagulla, west of Bendigo.
The foundation stone was laid in October 1864, and the church opened in 1865 with a seating capacity of 300. It was damaged by fire in 2000, and is now privately owned – presumably by someone with a sense of humour, as there is a flock of pink plastic flamingos posted around the front.
A misunderstanding took me to Dunolly, in the Victorian Goldfields Region, recently: I had been led to believe there would be a Swap Meet held there, as some signs along a wayside said so.
Unfortunately, upon arrival it became clear there was no Swap Meet, and the signs had been up from the previous year’s event – more fool me, for not noticing the date was one day out of plumb.
Anyway, the lack of Swap Meet didn’t dampen things, as Dunolly is a very interesting town to wander about, and for a Sunday in the country it was surprisingly busy. It is also home to the most amazing building materials salvage yard, and well-worth the visit if that’s your thing.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, STARTING AT TOP:
- Help the what of the what?
- Fantastical garden decor
- i cannot find you but there is a face on the moon it looks like you
- P. McBride 1852, Ironmonger
- Dunolly welcomes you…
- Established in the Goldrush days
- G.S. Williams
- Lan-choo tea for your teapot
- Eagle Star Insurance
- Groceries Hardware
- The absent Swap Meet, advertised in a shop window
- Town Hall, porthole to the balcony
- Town Hall, where the wild things grow
- Bet Bet Shire, 1864
- Huge, creamy yellow roses for the bees
- CLOSED sign on old sheet music
- Pick the living critter…
- Beautiful crackled paint
- Dereliction in the Billiards Hall
- Corner garage, closed