Located just 3 kilometres from the Newcastle city centre, the Merewether Ocean Baths have a long history as a popular swimming spot in Newcastle.The Newcastle City Council recently refurbished the baths, including giving the old pumphouse a fresh coat of paint as you can see here.
I captured this photograph after waiting in the car at the nearby car park being rained on as a storm front passed over. Finally, around the time of sunset, the rain finished and a sense of quiet calm descended in the post storm atmosphere. Seizing the gap before the next rain shower I headed out and captured this image. The passing storm created a great backdrop and even lighting for the old pumphouse. Minutes later, the rain returned as darkness fell over the baths and the calm I captured here proved only momentary.