Old Royalla Train Station
*Edit* I have re posted a saturated version of this image as requested by Chloe. Chloe/others let me know which one you prefer? My money is still on the desaturated version but then again that is just me and I tend to lean towards de-saturation for nearly all my images of this nature, I must have a problem!
I drive past this old station every time I return from the coast down south but have always been too lazy to photograph it even though it is only 20 minutes drive from my house. I have always wanted to photograph it but wasn’t sure that I could make a good photo out of it. Anyway this is what I think is my best shot from this shoot, this train station is obviously not in use anymore and is completely over grown but I still love the atmosphere that it brings with the old carriages and station office itself just sitting there decaying. Its amazing that just 35 minutes from the heart of the Canberra City is this run down station which is an ode to the past.
I was lucky enough to have this large cloud front pass into the frame while I was shooting which I think added a bit more interest to the scene.
The weather has been blisteringly hot this weekend in Canberra and is supposed to reach 39 by Tuesday, I am hoping that there will a cold front soon to try and cool it down a bit as it is not very conducive to photography at the moment especially with the dull blue sky’s we have been getting.
Shot with Nikon D90, 70-200mm @ 70mm, f11, 1/500 sec. 9 images stitched and cropped in photoshop.