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Yeah, the good ol’fashioned “Hills Hoist”. Who hasn’t got one of these in the backyard? Not a modernised version with bright green metal and plastic parts, but an old steel one with a rubber-grip handle!

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Stephen is a photographer based in Adelaide, South Australia. He shoots a wide range of subjects from macros to landscapes to portraits.

Stephen enjoys capturing images of the world as he sees it, travelling as far as Kangaroo Island and New Zealand to photograph all manner of things.

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  • midzing
    midzingover 7 years ago

    love the old hills hoist…. great capture, well done

  • Stephen Mitchell
    Stephen Mitchellover 7 years ago

    Thank you Midzing.
    Looks best large, framed would be best for this shot.

  • ltruskett
    ltruskettover 7 years ago

    ahh, the good old days. takes me straight back to my youth, thanks for the memories. good photo subject well taken.

  • Stephen Mitchell
    Stephen Mitchellover 7 years ago

    Thank you ltruskett, glad you liked this.

    PS. I have been calling you Elsa on the other photographs you commented on … My apologies, I was confusing you with another person leaving comments!!

  • KathyT
    KathyTabout 7 years ago

    What a classic. The new green ones are just not the same :o)

  • Stephen Mitchell
    Stephen Mitchellabout 7 years ago

    Totally Agree KathyT. We have a new green hills hoist somewhere amongst the brown-cooch-grass of our backyard. It rarely gets used!
    Whereas this old metal contraption brings back memories for every Australian child, either of swinging from the ends like superman, or a dog jumping to bring down grandpa’s thunder-pants!

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