Weekend Wanderings – Around Woomelang
Last weekend I was in the Mallee, you all know that, but I haven’t shown you many photos of the place since I got back. I am slowly going through them and today I am going to show you some photos I took one afternoon while on a stroll around Woomelang. It started with the train station and then I went to a place I didn’t know was there, before ending up somewhere very familiar again.
I have played with a few of the images. There is a feeling you get when you go there, that doesn’t translate straight from the camera and I am trying to work out how to get it in my images. I might have to keep trying. This is the old train station, with the grain silos in the background. The train station is no longer used, and, I’m told, neither are the large orange silos anymore. They have become too old and aren’t good enough for grain anymore. The train station doesn’t get used anymore because passenger trains don’t run this way anymore, which is a bit sad.
We picked one of the worse weeks to go up there, it was cold, really windy, and raining on and off the whole time. Usually when I go up there it is sun, sun, sun. It is one of those places that hardly gets any rain, but they got it that week. The wind was icy and really cut through you. It wasn’t nice being outside really. As we were walking around I saw this big puddle and wanted to get the reflection of the silos in it.
This was an area I had never been too before. As we were walking around the silos I saw an shed or something through the trees, so we decided to investigate, and we found this. I knew of Cronomby Tanks, but thought it was really nothing, but it is a whole lot more. There is something like a dam, though it is almost sculpted, as the shape is not natural. I am going to have to go back there next time. I love discovering new things in places I thought I already knew.
After there we headed over to the old shearing shed. I have photographed this so many times I’ve lost count, but my friend who came with me had never been there before, so we went over. On this afternoon we approached it from the back end and went through all the sheep yards out the back.
Before ending up out the front. The light in the above image is perhaps my favourite sort, I rarely get to see it, but I do love it when you have a dark brooding sky, but it almost seems like the sun is out, so it is also bright. It is like a contradiction of light.
We didn’t go far in our wanderings, but it was wonderful to do it. I can’t believe I never knew what Cronomby Tanks were, or had not explored that area before. I have more photos for you to look through. As I said in the beginning, I have done some more work to some of them, which you may or may not be able to tell, the rest were processed quickly in Lightroom. Hope you discover new places when you are out wandering this weekend.