Shearing Shed, Longreach Qld

I love photographing old sheds, rusted out trucks and crumbling houses – anything that’s been abandoned and falling to bits. There was something eerie about this place, making it even more exciting to photograph. Maybe 50 years ago this place would have been thriving when the wool industry was booming – not these days. A real icon of Queensland’s outback history I reckon.

9 responses

  1. Great image Dan ( not sure about the sky though, can’t quite make up my mind on that ) sure is an icon.

    i love shearing sheds as i was a shearer for a while in a past life. i could wander around a place like that for ages just taking it in.

    That shed is not really that old in the scheme of things. By the look of the design and materials probably in the mid 60’s. Most of the shearing sheds on stations are original and date back to the 30’s or earlier and are in a sad state of disrepair now.

    Great capture Dan.

    August 5, 2010 at 12:20 am

    • danproud

      Thanks Merv. We should do a shoot out west sometime!

      August 5, 2010 at 12:41 am

      • Anytime. maybe we should meet halfway, say Ayers Rock. 🙂

        August 5, 2010 at 12:43 am

  2. I must say I am a huge fan of your PP work, I love the drama the sky creates to the shot, As always great capture.

    August 5, 2010 at 12:24 am

    • danproud

      Thanks Darren!

      August 5, 2010 at 12:42 am

  3. Yet again brilliant work Dan!

    August 5, 2010 at 11:10 am

  4. Dan, I love this photograph. There is so much going on, and a brilliant composition. My eye is led from place to place in this image. Sometimes panoramas strike me as being too “linear” in their feel, but this image seems to have a verticality that I find very appealing.

    August 5, 2010 at 7:49 pm

  5. Great leading lines with the fence Dan. The blog is very professional. Brilliant

    August 25, 2010 at 12:36 pm

  6. The warm colours suit the scene very well, it looks great!

    December 27, 2010 at 9:42 am

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