Monochrome Madness – The Mallee without the colour

After going through lots of my photos for the Lens Artist Challenge I realised I have some older black and white photos and I thought they needed to be shown again.

They were all taken up in the Mallee where my mum lives.

I told you a couple of weeks ago how I have been going up there to take photos for almost 30 years. Now when I first started taking photos there I was using film. I tried using colour, but I didn’t like what I got because it seemed very monochrome in many ways, so I tended to just use black and white film.

Now I can have both. It is something I love about digital, well one thing among many, I can take photos in colour and then convert them if I choose to. I don’t have to make a decision one way or another. It is really good, well I think it is.

While I was looking for photos for that challenge I was looking for one that I couldn’t find and wouldn’t you know it, I found it for this post. Can you guess which one I’m talking about?

Just a quick note, see the photo that is at the top of the page and in the gallery, you might recognise it from the time-lapse, except it doesn’t look like that anymore. It has been renovated. Not sure how I feel about it. I definitely know I hate the fence that they have put up on the station platform.

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35 Comments

  1. Mallee was a new one for me. Thanks for sharing your interesting photos!
    I took one clue from your pics and ran with it. And I even added some Australian flavour. πŸ˜‰https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2023/10/25/fences-without-the-colour/

    1. You’re welcome Elke, I go up there a lot. It is an area in the north west of the state of Victoria. It is like a gateway to the outback. Thank you so much.

    1. Thank you so much. I think it can be hard too, which is part of the reason why I started this, it meant I would have to do more.

  2. Love the perspective in the railway tracks photo Leanne. Old buildings and old stuff in general make great subjects as well πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Tracy, it was the one of the sign that said entrance for the lens artist challenge that was for signs. It is an old one, but no longer there.

  3. I remember the photo that is looking down the tracks, Leanne. Your black and white photography is always great. I am always surprised that you don’t many comments on your work! β€οΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

    1. Thank you John, It was taken a while ago. I do love that scene, though not sure I like what they have done to the train station now. That is really nice of you to say. Maybe I don’t get many comments becuase I don’t spend heaps of time commenting on others. I don’t think I am very good at commenting, or maybe other just don’t like what I do. Who knows. Oh well.

    2. I’ve always appreciated your comments on any page we’ve been on. πŸ€™πŸ»β˜ΊοΈ

    1. I was trying to find the sign that had entrance written on it, but couldn’t when I was doing the Lens Artist Challenge. The sign is gone now.

  4. These are wonderful in black and white, Leanne. The one I particularly like is the old man in the plaid shirt on the silo. I don’t think it would have the same impact in color.

    1. Thank you Lois. The guy on the silo is pretty amazing, his wife is on the other end, but it isn’t as easy to photograph. The colour one isn’t too bad, I quite like it.

    1. Thank you Anne. I was talking about the sign with Entrance on it. It was the entrance sign to the old drive in theatre. That sign is long gone now.

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