The tourist…

Here’s a blast from the past. My first DSLR, Canon 20D, with the 15mm fisheye. Loved that combo! 2006

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Some more from the 2006 road trip


silverton, volkswagen, desert, nsw, cars, emus, church, photographer, mel, brackstone

Mel Brackstone EFIAP FAPS, is from Brisbane, Australia. All work is copyright Mel Brackstone.

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  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 3 years ago

    I love Silverton… it’s so weird there….

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 3 years ago

    wow wee what a cool image and awesome place….

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 3 years ago

    So cool, Mel! I’ve seen a number of photos of this place… but the kid and the bowed horizon add something extra!!

  • Sue  Thomson
    Sue Thomsonover 3 years ago

    the fisheye effect is neat!

  • toby snelgrove  IPA
    toby snelgrove...over 3 years ago

    very nice, Mel. Simple elements, soft colours, curious kid, repeated theme … great use of fisheye … love it

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 3 years ago

    Are those emu’s painted on the cars? Very cool! Love the fisheye effect here and great tones. Cool shot Mel :)

  • Craig Harris
    Craig Harrisover 3 years ago

    Great work Mel, Love the fisheye effect.

  • Peacefulwarrior
    Peacefulwarriorover 3 years ago

    Hey nice work, I grew up here and Broken HIll….. good to see it again :))

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 3 years ago

    Those were the days Mel,wild and open,been there last week and the place has been stuffed up and looks very disapointing now,they placed the painted WV’s in front of a house with powerpoles around them,the church has lots of plants and other stuff in front of it now including a wire fence a huge container at the back and a “normal” WV parked on the side of it…..gone are the good old days I remembered from about 12 years ago,the place has lost it’s charm and I for one will not return.

  • sure sounds like a place to avoid if you want decent pics! That is sad!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • rjcolby
    rjcolbyover 3 years ago

    Love that alignment, Mel. Beetle, beetle, church, if it is a church? The paint jobs are interesting. I would never have guessed Emu or anything else for that matter.
    You did have the knack for this early on it looks.

  • It’s an unused church, as far as I know, Dick. Thanks, I loved the fisheye with the 20D, it was a fantastic combo.

    – Mel Brackstone

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