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Seymour Railway Heritage Centre

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre is located about 100 kms North East of Melbourne.
I spent a few hours visiting the Centre on a picture perfect day yesterday morning. Kevin, the administrator of the
centre is very knowledgeable on the history of the Victorian Railways and was kind enough to conduct me on a tour of the centre's assets.
Unfortunately a number of its top attractions, namely the Royal Carriages were on tour at the popular tourist town of Bendigo in north west Victoria.


Edit: IT'S A 300YDS WALK FROM SEYMOUR STATION TO THE SEYMOUR HERITAGE CENTRE.




The centre is staffed by mostly volunteers and one permanent employee.

The Olympus 8mm Fisheye on the M1 Mkii, coupled with flash was very much at home in this environment, especially within the carriages.

If I remember correctly, these carriages belonged to Australia's legendary steam locomotive,
The Spirit of Progress on which I travelled between Melbourne and Albury with my parents when I was about 8yrs old.







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Re: Seymour Railway Heritage Centre

The digital clock is a bit out of place for a "heritage centre". None the less, some nice shots of the old stuff.
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Re: Seymour Railway Heritage Centre

The platform clock is on Seymour station. The Heritage Centre is a 300 yards walk from it. I should have made that clear but it didn't occur to me that that's the impression that a viewer might get from this set of photos.

Thanks OM, I will edit the text later to avoid the confusion.
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The Olympus 8mm Fisheye on the M1 Mkii, coupled with flash was very much at home in this environment, especially within the carriages.
The Laowa 7.5mm is rectilinear.

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Thanks Harold. How does it compare to the Oly 8mm, in price and IQ?
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Thanks Harold. How does it compare to the Oly 8mm, in price and IQ?
I have no idea. All I can find for Olympus is a fisheye.

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I have no idea. All I can find for Olympus is a fisheye. Harold
The 8mm Oly is a Pro.
I actually love the concave distortion (appropriate subjects).
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The 8mm Oly is a Pro.
I actually love the concave distortion (appropriate subjects).
I have a Samyang fisheye because I liked the idea of the distortion. I have had it for several years and have yet to use it, although it has been in my bag a few times.

Not that I have used the 7.5mm more than a couple of times and that is always in my bag.

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Re: Seymour Railway Heritage Centre

I'm looking forward to using the fish inside a cathedral. Not being overly religious, that opportunity is always fortuitous. There are many fun shots to be had with it too; freaky portraits and the like, although admittedly, those can be easily created in Photoshop.
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The digital clock is a bit out of place for a "heritage centre". None the less, some nice shots of the old stuff.
I used to love the old station clocks. One or two still remain at main stations around the UK but the majority were ripped out to be replaced by the horrible digital things in the interests of modernity and timekeeping - not that the clocks ever made any difference to punctuality.

Is that railway 5' 3" gauge Mark? It is difficult to tell with the fisheye images.
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Nice use of the fisheye. Did you try de-fishing any of the images?
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Nice use of the fisheye. Did you try de-fishing any of the images?
Thanks Jason, I love the fisheye effect, so the answer is no.
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