Saturday, 2 June 2012

Up the down line


If (when) I miss my connection, the next train does not come for an hour. Plenty of time to actually see what I look at.
This is my contribution to the Weekend in Black and White community.

27 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Love the many textures in this B&W, Julie.
K

HansHB said...

Nice post, - perfect for B&W Weekend!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

What a pain to miss a train! The textures are nicely organized just waiting for your catch!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

An hour is a long time to wait but allows time to explore with your camera.

Gemma Wiseman said...

I felt ashamed that I had no idea where Fassifern was till I found it was a suburb of Lake Macquarie on the Sydney-Newcastle line. I have only travelled the line a couple of times many years ago. Now I understand the hour wait. The photo suggests that it could be a "lonely" station a little like my Bittern station on the peninsula. The trains are 30 mins apart.

Dragonstar said...

What great patterns and textures. It all makes for a very interesting photo.

Mo said...

Miss the train. Sounds like me I miss trains and planes all the time.

NatureFootstep said...

great shot for black and white weekend.

If you have one train an hour you are lucky.

Robert Geiss said...

Hauntingly beautiful.

Carver said...

Great lines and patterns.

magiceye said...

this is brilliant!

Carole M. said...

...hope there's a cubby-hole for you to retreat too when waiting for a train there. It's really irksome hanging around for the next train somewhere when they only come hourly like that

Taken For Granted said...

Like the textures and patterns. Nicely done.

Rune said...

I ususally enjoy hanging around on places like that, in a strange way it feels like being on a shore by the sea. Not a border, but a place to go further from. Lots of interresing details to be found as well, that tells about peoples lifes - at present, but somtimes even in the past.
I like your picture. Wish you a nice weekend :)

Jim said...

Not familiar with Fassifern.

paul said...

Superb contrast and textures. Well seen!

Peter said...

A few drips with that white paint. Waiting has its benefits. Underrated.

Ann said...

Good lines. Another one that works well in b&w.

Mine - Sitting at the last bus stop at Circular Quay, on the Quay side just near the lights. Reflections are in a bus window. Had to scramble to get the camera out before it drove off.

Ann said...

To answer your question from Taphophile Tragics - yes I pretty much do have drawers of negatives, or rather a plastic bag full of them on a shelf in a cupboard. I suspect I've misplaced some over the years as well. I have drawers, cupboards and shelves loaded to the gills with photo albums. I dream of one day having the time to scan them all. I did price getting the negatives scanned but it was exhorbitant so its a DIY job. Taphophile was an incentive to scan some of the photos. Trouble is you don't just scan them, you have to put them through something like Lightroom or Photoshop to make them useable. Its terribly time consuming. When I win the lottery.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Great b&w!

Joe said...

Nice black and white Julie. An hour is a long time to wait for the next train.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well you'd be hard pressed to get many more different patterned horizontal lines all in the one image if you tried Julie, nicely topped off with a row of verticals and arches, translated perfectly in B&W..well worth the missed train I'd say!

brattcat said...

Carrying a camera does help us fill unexpected gifts of time like this. Well done, Julie.

Birdman said...

Lots of geometric shapes in this one. I really like the contrast of stuff in it.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Ah the joys of the intercity trains ... an hour between trips. Too often as a weekday commuter I have seen the rear end of the train I planned to catch disappearing out the station ... Unlike bradcatt I didn't see it as an unexpected gift of time.

Monica said...

Never så bad, that it isn't good for something! Plenty of time to see new interesting things! I like your photo! Great lines in it!
:)

Laura said...

excellent composition and use of contrast!