Wreck and Ruin – Silverton NSW
-31.88333 141.22150
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Silverton was a sort of practice run for Broken Hill. Mining was the go and the town boomed but ultimately faded in the light of the greater glory that became Broken Hill.

There’s not a lot of the original Silverton left these days. But there’s a lot of beaut character and characters still there.

There’s a bit of the movie star tart about the place too, as Silverton has been the star of many Australian films – Mad Max being one – and the odd commercial or two. You will no doubt recognise the pub if you’ve ever watched the telly over the last 25 years or so.

If you make it to Broken Hill don’t pass up the opportunity to head out to Silverton. It’s only about half an hour’s drive and blacktop all the way… and of course, there is that pub.

© Copyright – 2011 Jeff Catford

Nikon D200 – Sigma 10~20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
Manfroto Tripod
Nodal Ninja 5
Photix GPS / Cable Release
5 frames
Each frame: f22 x 3 exposures +/- 1EV
Total exposures: 15
Post Processing:
Photomatix Pro – Hugin – CS4 Ext – Topaz Adjust – Noiseware

Wreck and Ruin was featured in: Nature’s Reclamation – May 2011


silverton, nsw, mining, mining towns, outback, hdr, jeff catford, ruins, wrecks

Inner urban dweller ~ Outback wanderer

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  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleabout 3 years ago

    I do love your title … and the subject. Superb shot with beautifuly sky to set it off.

  • Thanks buckets Rosemary. Much appreciated. And thanks for the fave too!!

    – Jeff Catford

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 3 years ago

    Brilliant work Jeff.

  • Thanks Michael. I’m glad that you like it. BTW, I just had a quick look at your portfolio.. I’m now heading back for a longer one. Most impressive… :-)

    – Jeff Catford

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 3 years ago

    This is great Jeff … I do love everything about this one♥

  • Thanks heaps Bev. Very much appreciated and thank you big time for the fave too.. :-)

    – Jeff Catford

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...about 3 years ago

    Great title for a great image! :D Love it!

  • Much appreciated Donna. I’m really glad that you like it. And thank you for the fave too… :-)

    – Jeff Catford

  • marc melander
    marc melanderabout 3 years ago

    Splendid at every level.

  • Thank you Marc. That old wreck isn’t as impressive as some of the sporty motors in your portfolio though… :-)

    – Jeff Catford

  • Emjaysea
    Emjayseaabout 3 years ago

    You perfectly capture how forlorn this place is. Bravo!

  • Thanks Michael. Sadly much of the Outback is littered with the ruins of towns, farms and people’s dreams. Life gets tough out there from time to time.
    It can be breathtakingly beautiful though… and very addictive.

    – Jeff Catford

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyabout 3 years ago

    Blacktop all the way and a pub. Sounds cool to me. You’re always a mine of information, Jeff.

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 3 years ago

    good work Jeff you got the double bunger … wreck and ruin lol ….have to get out to Broken Hill, weve been thinking of a mini red bubble rumble out there

    DIZZYHEIGHTSabout 3 years ago

    Love the image, love the treatment. Liz

  • johnrf
    johnrfabout 3 years ago

    Great shot. Typical outback OZ and a great image..

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