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An iconic church, St. Carthage in Silverton, New South Wales, Australia.
Silverton has starred in countless films, television shows and commercials in all mediums.
Nestled in the Far West outback of New South Wales, Silverton was built by miners in search of fortune.
Once a bustling home to 3,000 people, residents began to leave in the 1880s when the nearby mines of Broken Hill surfaced. Many took their houses with them.
These days less than 50 people call Silverton home and only a handful of buildings dot the landscape.
There are several art galleries in and around Silverton ~ with one famous one having a collection of artistically painted Volkswagen Beetles outside. Seeing this VW parked here, with the words “St. Carthage” painted on the front door gave me the idea for the title of this image. Not sure if it’s parked here for effect or if it is driven.

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Superbly Visual, January 2012
Outback Australia, March 2012
Communities, June 2012

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
FL 105.0mm
1/50 sec.
ISO 100
Single RAW file
Edited in CS5

Wendi is a fine art photographer currently living on the west coast of Canada. Her work has been published internationally in Australia, Canada and the United States.

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  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnalmost 3 years ago

    really like this one!

  • Many thanks!!! Always appreciate your thoughts!! Cheers!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 3 years ago

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 3 years ago

    Where in Australia didn’t you go Wendi?
    This looks great and thanks for the info.

  • LOL…..Australia is a HUGE country….I only saw a teeny bit! Really!!
    Very pleased you like this one, Maree! Thank you!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • ivDAnu
    ivDAnualmost 3 years ago

    Nice, saturated colors. Nice.

  • Many thanks….tried to show it as it would be when it’s HOT, HOT, HOT!!!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago

    Beautifully done!!!

  • Thanks Lori…always love your feedback!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisalmost 3 years ago


  • What a lovely compliment, Anna….so pleased you like this effect!!
    Sending you good wishes for the Holiday Season!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • David Haworth
    David Haworthalmost 3 years ago

    Silverton.. instantly, could be anywhere else! Nice one Wendi

  • No kidding….. there are so few buildings there, they really are distinctive!! Thanks David!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • adriangeronimo
    adriangeronimoalmost 3 years ago

    that can almost be a painting.

  • Was trying for that look….that and the ‘hot, hot, hot’ look!! It gets uber hot out there….thanks Adrian.
    Wishing you a great Holiday Season with your loved ones!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 3 years ago

    Great capture and treatment Wendi, Fantastic work x

  • Thanks heaps…. really happy you like this version!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • garts
    gartsalmost 3 years ago

    Cool work Wendi.

  • Thanks Adrian…. was ramping up the heat in this one! LOL

    – Wendi Donaldson

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