29 January 2013

do you like shacks?? i took photos of stacks!!

Greetings all,
I have loved shacks, sheds, barns, machinery-lean-tos & rambling old broken down cottages, forever.  I recently took a string of photos of such visual delights up & down the Pacific Highway between Sydney & Brisbane.  I wasn't sure if they would be well received & posted them on Instagram . . . it appears many of you like #stacksofshacks too!! 
 Some are quite long barns, industrial & booming in their day.
 They have been left to the elements . . . 
 to reveal the most beautiful weathered wood & rust.
 Really loved the feedback on this image - referred to as a 'salty car window at high speed' filter.  It's not perfect & i think that makes it even more special, even with part of the car window blocking out the bottom corner.  I'm not a professional photographer & don't pretend to be either.
 The dramatic skies & lush paddocks add to the character of this cottage.
 This mossy shed was my favourite, collapsed & consumed by the landscape.
 I much prefer these open machinery sheds with light flooding through . . .
 because these dark enclosed sheds freak. me. out.  Creepy!!
 The lean on this old gutted barn is amazing.  
 You can just spy the Clarence River in the background of this image of an open shed near Grafton, so this would now be completely flooded over.  I've seen some lovely old wooden shacks lifted off their foundings & floating flooded rivers in Queensland on the news.  Crushing.
It was pretty lush & waterlogged when i took these images a month ago, the water will have nowhere to go but create a massive flood plain.  Heartbreaking for the locals.  Stay safe flood victims, love Posie

7 comments:

Lisa Jo said...

I like your pics of the old shacks. Love seeing old tumbled down farm buildings as I travel around Australia. They make me wonder what there story was, what they looked like new, what they were used for, who the people were who used them and why they became so disused. Thanks for sharing, as your post has reminded me that I should take more photos too.

Samelias Mum said...

Love your pictures. Some of these would make amazing stitchery designs.
Thanks for sharing :)

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

i loved all your shack shots on IG!! they are just so lovely in all their naturally decayed glory x

Amanda said...

You could make a calendar of these Posie :) Some really cute shacks amongst those you've captured x

Coal Valley View said...

I love your Shacks, the epitome of Australian country life :-)

Nancy said...

So strange but on the other side of the world are the same views - older shacks, houses, barns abandoned to the elements. What does it say about our society that things once they have outlived their original purpose are left to rot? Or is it more a commentary on how much urbanization has transpired? Or were these building built on a flood plain and doomed anyway? You know better than me...

loulouloves.me said...

Loved your stacks of shacks!!!! Makes me homesick.