Old Toronto Station in Black & White

The Toronto railway station opened in 1891 and was in regular use until it closed in 1990. While most of the line has been abandoned, the station itself is in good condition and is now used by the Lake Macquarie and District Historical Society.

I took some photos at the station a little while ago and I’m pleased with how they came out. They lent themselves to black and white very well.

Photos © CJ Levinson 2021

Newcastle Ocean Baths in Black & White

The Newcastle Ocean Baths is my favourite spot to shoot in Newcastle. There’s just something about the light and all the interesting areas to shoot and the rich textures that really inspires me when I’m there. I think it’s almost impossible to get a bad shot there.

I did a photo challenge at the Baths with my Newcastle photography group last weekend. The idea was to try to shoot in a way that you normally wouldn’t so I used a filter on my camera to shoot entirely in black & white. At the time I thought it was going to be quite limiting but it was actually fantastic. There’s something about seeing your composition in b&w at the time rather than converting it later that feels really liberating and I almost felt like I was seeing the place with new eyes.

I’ll have to do the challenge again from time to time just to change things up. Maybe try shooting with a different lens too. I hope you like the photos.

Photos © CJ Levinson 2019