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Convict ruins, near Stanley.

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Comments (11)

Vasco Pires on July 18, 2007

Beautifull! You are really skilled! If that little part of the fenc wasn't in the composition it would not be this good by far. I can identify that once I see a picture. My problem is that, when I'm shooting I have a hard time to figure and identify this kind of details. So I not seldom get disapointed when I get home and see the shots.

Andrew Royle on July 18, 2007

Thanks again Vasco, I know what it's like to take a crap photo, I have many, but they are kept soundly in a vault, where they belong.

This photo was taken at an exceptional time, right on the tail end of a 10-year drought in Australia, so the fields look very dry. That was last February. If you went back there now it would be all green as the drought has finally ended in many parts. That would produce a very different photo.

Vasco Pires on July 19, 2007

It's just me saying, but perhaps it would be interesting to shoot a photo from the same exact angle and simillar lightning conditions. With the sole intention of capturing that specific difference... I don't know if you expose your work, but my nonspecialist understanding is that those two pictures side by side under the same title would probably be very interesting.


Andrew Royle on July 19, 2007

No, this is the first time that the public has seen any of my shots. I did happen to take a similar photo of this building in 1984 but I am not sure if it stands up that well. It is probably underexposed. I will have a look at it at some stage and if it looks acceptable I will post it and let you know. Cheers.

Vasco Pires on July 19, 2007

Seriously? It's case to ask: In what golden vault have you been hiding them? Such wonderfull photographs deserve to be seen...

Andrew Royle on July 19, 2007

Ha Ha Ha (laughs loudly). I tell you now. It won't be all that good.

I only let 'em out if I think they are not a total waste of time. I must say though that of those I have uploaded so far I am quit surprised at what is popular - like the one with the mans foot sticking up in the air from behind the rock. I almost salted that one away.

It is quiet strange, like on that particular day there were plenty of other people walking around that same spot as where I was and several of them had their cameras with them and were taking photos. So there was plenty of opportunity for others to take that same photo yet as far as I could see, no-one else was interested. Yet when I post it becomes one of the most looked at from my collection.

So work that one out.

Andrew Royle on July 20, 2007

OK my friend you win.

Naturally enough, the 1984 shot is a scanned image taken from -ve. film (Kodak I think) and it shows. It seems however that although I had to spend time cleaning it up in Photoshop it is not as bad as I first thought.

It is a different composition to the 1st shot but the same subject all the same.

Anyway, check it out and see what you think. Cheers.

sivolcgomes@hotmail.… on January 5, 2011

Peace and beauty ... wonderful photography Andrew Royle! Greetings from Brazil.

Andrew Royle on January 5, 2011

Thank you sivolcgomes@hotmail for your thoughtful compliment. It's nice to get some interest expressed in some of these old shots.

Greetings from Melbourne, Australia.

InTheBush on November 1, 2012

Great pic A G D, the dry grass does indeed look quite surprising against the beautiful blue sky. I was in Tassie for the first time in April and was amazed at how dry it was. Not unusual for us West Aussies but not what I was expecting from your part of the world! Good to hear it is green now though! Regards Caroline

Andrew Royle on November 1, 2012

Hi Caroline, I too was surprised by how dry the north west corner of Tasmania was at this time. A couple of days later we were in Ross which is in central Tasmania and the temperature was 38C and as dry as a crisp. A novel experience. Thanks too for the like.

Greetings from Melbourne. Regards, Andrew.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 8, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Andrew Royle
    • Taken on 2007/02/13 13:43:47
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 7.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash