Inside the General Store at Sovereign Hill by Christine Smith

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FEATURED in Live and Let Live 28-02-2011
FEATURED in Nostalgic Art and Photography 28-02-2011
FEATURED in Preserving History 07-03-2011
CHALLENGE WINNER in the Preserving History – Our FIRST YEAR Challenge 15-04-2011

Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @ 17mm, ISO: 800, Aperture: f5, Shutter: 1/60

Taken at Sovereign Hill, an award winning tourist attraction in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Sovereign Hill represents conditions on Ballarat’s early goldfields, where visitors can step back in time and experience Australia’s exciting goldrush days. Set on a former goldmining site, this well run outdoor museum recreates in fascinating detail the hustle and bustle of life in the 1850s. Staff and volunteers portray some of the behaviours and prejudices of the people of that time, and the Main Street is busy with people in colourful costumes and horse-drawn vehicles. Craftsmen are at work throughout the township, with a variety of shops and businesses open to purchase goods – grocers, candle maker, blacksmith and jewellers to name a few. There is so much to do and see. In the diggings you can pan for real gold! Witness $50,000 of molten gold being poured into a bullion bar at Sovereign Hill’s Goldpour and go 13 metres underground on a tour of the Red Hill Mine.


sovereign hill, ballarat, victoria, interiors, shops, retail, nostalgia

Photography been a longtime hobby that has now become an obsessive passion. I am fairly eclectic in my choice of subjects, and try to see beauty in most things. Thank you for dropping by my site and I welcome any feedback and tips.

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  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 3 years ago

    I’ll have to go there……great HDR image Christine

  • Thanks you Hans. Do go … It’s very expensive to get in these days, but well worth it.

    – Christine Smith

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 3 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • Thank you very much Richard.

    – Christine Smith

  • Lynden
    Lyndenover 3 years ago

    Great photo Christine!

  • Thanks Lynden.

    – Christine Smith

  • Roger Neal
    Roger Nealover 3 years ago

    Beautiful colours. Haven’t been there in 20 years so definitely have to return.

  • Thank you Roger. It’s well worth a visit, but you need a full day.

    – Christine Smith

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thanks Bob.

    – Christine Smith

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Kathy.

    – Christine Smith

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 3 years ago

    Fantastic work!!! Congratulations!

  • I’m absolutely delighted to have had this image selected for a feature Monica. Thank you very much.

    – Christine Smith

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezover 3 years ago

    very nice! love these shops! ;)

  • Thanks Yhun.

    – Christine Smith

  • Heps
    Hepsover 3 years ago

    Love these old stores with their many drawers!

  • Thank you so much for your kind words and for featuring this image Taschja. I really appreciate it.

    – Christine Smith

  • Emilie Trammell
    Emilie Trammellover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Emilie.

    – Christine Smith

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