travel and life with lee mylne

A village in monochrome

Easter in the northern New South Wales village of Ulmarra brought patchy weather. Everything from blue skies and sunshine to a massive 3am thunderstorm and drizzly mornings that showed little promise of good sightseeing weather.

“Home” for three nights was a room upstairs in the classic Ulmarra Hotel, built in 1906 on the banks of the mighty Clarence River. You can’t see the pub in this image, as I’m standing just outside the front door, shooting down the main street. It was about 7.20am on Easter Monday, and had been raining all night. A heavy mist had fallen and the puddles on the street were gleaming. A woman was walking her dog, but there was no-one else around.

When fellow blogger Ailsa from Where’s My Backpack? put out a challenge this week for one-colour images, this was the perfect shot for me to choose. This is exactly as I took the image, no filters or fiddling needed.

I loved the quiet and the atmosphere in this early morning scene. Ulmarra is one of those places that I’ll write more about…one day. It’s such a great spot, I want to keep it to myself, really.

3 Responses to “A village in monochrome”

  1. Browsing the Atlas

    We finally have sunshine and our monochromatic landscape is changing with Spring. But I’d like to hear more about Ulmarra. You’ve already let the cat out of the bag…


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