Monday 18th October 2021

Photos In Wyong: From Colour to Black & White. #SundayStills.#11. 32/2021.

Walk In Wyong: From Colour to Black & White. #SundayStills.#11. 32/2021.

Each week I am writing and posting here for inclusion in the #SundayStills from this blogger and kind person, Terri from here. I now post on a Sunday!

From sometime in my post-head and neck cancer BIG surgery timeline, in the latter part of 2017, I began to visit Wyong, a regional and busy place here on the northern end of the N.S.W. Central Coast. It’s about a 12 minute drive from home. I usually only visit on Sundays when it is far less busy from weekday traffic and businesses being open. I have a ritual of getting a coffee made by the kind lady who I have featured here before. I also take a walk around the area, keeping mindful to stay safe as I have been approached for money a couple of times.

Wyong is a very old country town, and I am mindful of its history in the area’s agriculture,  fishing industries, dairy farming, horse training and breeding and of course the original inhabitants from the Darkinjung people.

I took my walk, and looked for interesting images that would look better in black and white, and here they are. Come on my walk!

 

From the elevated carpark….the town centre is quite hilly, this was the view to the sky which turned on some amazing clouds.

 

Before I left to carpark I captured the Chapman Building. It’s located in Alison Road, where I was about to walk, and is now used for a few different purposes but ‘back in the day’ it was a general store for the area. There is a coffee shop underneath. Not the one I go to!

Down the hill towards Wyong Train Station but this was a far as I needed to go. I liked the angles, the crispness of the lines, and behind this fence you find….

This. The former Police Station and/or residence. Now, a real estate office. Again the lines of the building look great in B&W.

As I turned to walk back up towards the park area, where there are still many blooms, I had to capture this light pole. There are some lights like this, with solar on top I think. This one looks a wee bit dirty thanks to the B&W and spiders!

This sandstone retaining wall is strong enough to hold many plants, and trees. The Central Coast area is well-known for its sandstone and I would be certain this was locally mined.

I didn’t climb up to the park for floral photos this time but captured these two from the garden at street level and loved their features even more in B&W.

Now I looked for interest and the recycle bin, in black with cut outs appealed. The sign for access to phone lines, set in the footpath and the phone booth did too.

 

I was almost at the shopping centre ready for my coffee…and this was my final image. So much strength in these lines and angles.

Do you look at and different angles and lines when walking around familiar places?

I like to notice those differences.

Denyse.

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Comments

  1. Your black and white shots are great Denyse and I thoroughly enjoyed the walk. Lots of interesting angles and lines and great stories too.

    • Denyse Whelan says:

      Thanks Debbie, I enjoyed it as both a look at things via different eyes and a challenge to capture what I saw.

      Taking you on the walk was also fun.

      Denyse.

  2. Wonderful black and white’s Denyse! You captured texture and contrast so well as I took the walk with you! I especially like all the values of gray, black and white in the image of the fence. I hope you enjoyed something different for our photo challenge today!

    • Denyse Whelan says:

      I certainly did enjoy walking around the local area and looking for what would have texture and lines. I do enjoy the drama of Black and White and I remembered some of the photography lessons I have had even if this was using my Iphone. I hardly ever use my Canon 600D anymore….

      Thanks for making me think, Terri!

      Denyse.

  3. Loved your photos Denyse. So beautiful. I loved the peaked buildings

    • Denyse Whelan says:

      It’s a great landmark that building and whilst its use is no longer what it was built for it is now seen and used by other generations.

      Thank you kirstin.

      Denyse,

  4. Denyse, I think black and white sometimes alerts you more to the lines and angles. I’m going to try that with some of my building pictures. The car park is really accentuated by the black and white.

    • It sure makes us think more about images doesn’t it when giving B&W a go.

      I liked that part of the challenge for me.

      Thanks so much Marsha.

      Denyse.