This old train tunnel is part of the recently abandoned Lismore to Murwillumbah train line.
The history of this tunnel and train service is rich within my extended family, whose early years were spent living, working and playing in the surrounding properties. It provided communities through the Northern Rivers the means to send produce to markets locally or as far as Sydney, collecting goods from a number of small community sidings throughout the journey.
More recently determined as unsustainable as a passenger service, the line was ‘suspended’ in 2004 before being formally abandoned in 2013.
This is my first attempt at a Black and White photo, and also using Aperture to tweak the image. I found it really intriguing trying to make the blacks really black, while attempting to keep detail in the surrounding environment. I’d gratefully receive any feedback or suggestions.