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Always Busy at the Diggings by Larry Lingard-Davis


Small (22.2" x 16.4")

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*This image was taken in the main street of “Sovereign Hill” here in Ballarat Central Victoria Australia…… Click here

Set in the Gold Mining Era of early Australia in the mid 1800’s, it is a trip back in time with the Cobb & Co Stagecoach being the main source of transport between Melbourne and Ballarat.
This is what my Great Grandparents would have seen when they arrived in Ballarat in 1866 to try there hand after being shipwrecked and needing something to help them begin a new future…Click"here":
( click on image to enlarge )*

taken with a Panasonic Lumix FZ30 with a touch
of HDR and post op on Picasa3
Layer donated by Christine Wilson..


I live at Riddells Creek in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria, and have been involved in Horticulture all my life.
I play Blues Harmonica and Bodhran’ in my spare time, as well as getting involved with Genealogy and Medieval History,
I have also been acting for 40 years and was lucky to be cast as a judge in the movie “Stricly Ballroon”…
But my camera is my passion.

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  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...over 4 years ago

    Ive never been to sovereign hill and I so want to go but isn’t it expensive to get in
    nice shot

  • Well it can be expensive if you look at it in certain terms…?
    I paid about $32:00 concession but I spent the whole day there.
    How much do you put on a whole days entertainment ???
    Some people pay hundreds of dollars for a 2 hour concert and they’re stuck up the back and can’t see a thing.
    Even at full price I would have paid it for the value that you get…
    Make the effort and go, if you get the chance…
    You won’t be sorry.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 4 years ago

    Great nostalgic shot. I like the Edinburgh Boot & Shoe Mart next to the Southsea oil company:-)

  • This was the time of the Scottish migration to Australia… which included my G.G.Grandmother and family from Edinburgh.
    Yes it is nostalgic…. especially for me, as my ancestors
    were there in 1866.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • I must say that the link to my G.Grandparents from Enfield in England and my G.G.Grandmother from Edinburgh are totally different.
    One lot emigrated in 1866 where the other lot emigrated in 1848.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 4 years ago

    I’m sure it was a pretty special visit. I can just imagine you with your camera like a wee lad in a sweety shop. Kasia

  • I was and I am still.
    Thanks wee lassie for understanding.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • shadyuk
    shadyukover 4 years ago

    Wonderful !!

  • Stay tuned….

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture. Great work.

  • Still lots more to come……

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

    ANDREW BARKEover 4 years ago

    Simply outstanding :¬)

  • Thanks mate.
    Glad you like it.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 4 years ago

    nice processing – makes a good shot – even better!

  • I think it’s the overlay that makes it.
    Without it, it was a bit bland.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonover 4 years ago
    Great image Larry and I think the extra treatment works well with this image.
  • Thanks mate.
    I can see that you are into Australiana as well, so I take your words as a compliment.
    I still have a lot more to come…..

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...over 4 years ago

    I think your right and if I came away with jsut one shot I’d be happy :))

  • As I said… You won’t be sorry.
    And make the most of the whole day, as it will take you a lot of time to get around and see everything.
    Don’t go on weekends as every one will be there.
    Try and get there through the week when less public are there.. you’re images will end up more authentic….?

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Firesands
    Firesandsover 4 years ago

    What a great shot! Love the selective colouring and overall treatment you’ve given this, mate! Superb work!!!

  • I want them to stand out.
    But I don’t want them to look anything like your technique… whatever that may be.
    As I have said over the past, I am still searching for that something…?

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

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