"One Hundred Years Down The Track" by Phil Thomson IPA

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This old horse drawn timber tram above Triplet Falls, still stands on the site of
Knotts No 1 Mill
The area surrounding Triplet Falls was once
home to Knotts No 1 sawmill. This mill was one
of the largest of the many timber mills that began
operation after the Colac-Beech Forest-Crowes
railway opened up the rugged and remote west
Otways in 1902.
The mill started in 1908 and was operated from
1909, by a Melbourne timber merchant, G.W.
Knott. He sold it to the War Service Homes
Commission in 1920.
The mill processed over 3,600 tons of Mountain
Ash per year producing timber for the homes of
servicemen returning from World War One.
Now that the forest has reclaimed the site it is
hard to imagine the industry that was sustained
here for more than 20 years.

Pentax istDS Camera. Three exposures bracketed to create an HDR image.

I often stand in awe and admire the beauty of God’s Creation. The colours, textures, tones and shapes,especially the way the light falls and reflects, thus revealing things often overlooked, particularly during the grandeur of a sunrise or sunset, or the spectacle of a rainbow.
I really just want to try and capture and share some of what I see as “The Creator’s Handiwork”.

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  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayalmost 6 years ago

    Such a rich image and narrative Phil! Your passion shine through in both! Instant fave ♥

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 6 years ago

    Really very beautiful image Phil!

  • Dave Law
    Dave Lawalmost 6 years ago

    Great image Phil, the HDR in ithis is beautiful.

  • odarkeone
    odarkeonealmost 6 years ago

    Great HDR and all of the above comments

  • Mazza
    Mazzaalmost 6 years ago

    ……………and to think these carts were all pulled by teams of horses.
    Great look into our past Phil.

  • GailD
    GailDalmost 6 years ago

    Great image of this old workhorse Phil. Thanks for the narrative & showing us the things of times gone by.

  • Jerame    *
    Jerame *almost 6 years ago

    Very interesting shot. Well done!

  • AlMiller
    AlMilleralmost 6 years ago

    Awesome find Phil. And what an amazing capture

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 6 years ago

    Nice shot and great history …

  • CarolM
    CarolMalmost 6 years ago

    Love the deep saturation of color and such interesting facts about the mill. Great job, Phil.

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