Sunday, June 28, 2009

Photo Shoot Locations

Julia and I went out to look at a possible photo shoot location. It was 20-30 minutes drive from home and we hadn't heard of it before. How can that be? I have lived in this area since I was a child and have never heard of the Onkaparinga Recreation Park. The park boasts many attractions and activities like bushwalking, wetlands walk, nature walks, rock climbing, fishing, cycling, picnicking and canoeing. We went on the Pingle Farm walk which is a walk to the ruins of an old farm built in 1862. There was no one around and the winter air was crisp. It was very invigorating. The ruins have been fenced off but there were big holes in the fence where people have climbed through to paint graffiti on the walls. I'm not sure how I feel about the graffiti. The ruins would be nice to see without it but somehow I was attracted to the contrast between the natural limestone walls and the bright colours and patterns created by the graffiti.

Pingle Farm

The front

out buildings

felt like a mini stone henge

the fireplace in the kitchen where all the cooking was done
The kitchen was usually a separate building due to the hot summers.
It helped keep the house cool.
a beehive in the chimney

out buildings

time to leave as the sun was setting


Laura said...

great artist date for the both of you.

Elena said...

Cool pictures. Especially like the beehive and sunset.

Julia said...

shhh dont give away secret photoshoot locations before I shoot there. Hahaha just kidding. I have a shoot lined up on Thursday :) fancy assisting? I need someone to help get an armchair throught the fence ;)

april said...

Wonderful photos again! Oh my gosh - a plein air paradise!

Doris said...

What a great find! I am attracted to much train side graffiti, but somewhat saddened when it is over relics...suppose it cleans up either way.

debrossart said...

That's a really interesting place. All I can think of as I look at those remaining structures are the hands that built it and the people who lived to me, the graffite is and affront.
Love the mini stonehenge, and I can't wait to see what comes of this. Is there anything up your sleeve, Uta?