Sunday, 5 September 2010

Thar she blows!


Th 1902 seagoing steam tug 'Waratah' blows her horn when passing under the Gladesville Bridge.

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21 comments:

wayne-2zars-com said...

That is a spectacular capture. So cool in monochrome. I feel I should be holding my ears!

Luis Gomez said...

Love it! Great image.

Kay L. Davies said...

I agree with Wayne. I can almost hear it. I love tug boats, almost bought one to convert to a live-aboard when I was young, living in Vancouver, and have always been sorry I didn't.

Dragonstar said...

She's surely a fine old lady! I like the contrast of dark and light, smooth and "fluffy".

Brookville Journal said...

They do have loud horns for such small ships.

Paula said...

Julie, it looks like you were an erstwhile passenger. I love the gleaming stacks and roiling steam.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Nice. I like the contrast and the upward angle.

freefalling said...

Whoa!
This is a FANTASTIC shot!!
Makes me feel all Robert Downey Jnr in Sherlock Holmes (??!)

Ann said...

Very dramatic, good lines. Congrats on making the wall.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a ripper shot. Steam is such a photographically pleasing era. Catching it under when going under the bridge was very clever in terms of composition -- giving you just the contrast you needed.

J Bar said...

Wonderful shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

paul said...

Great contrasts, very smart composition!

brattcat said...

Well done, Julie.

Julie said...

I lay on the deck for about 100m to capture this!! It was blowing a gale and the entire eastern seabord was under a 'severe weather event' which I thought was but a storm - but what would an old codger like me know!!

Birdman said...

A stunner!!!!!!! Especially in b/w. Nice work.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Fabulous photo in all respects. Kudos.

RuneE said...

You have caught the charm of these old steamers just right - and it MUST be b & w.

PS The original statue was of a yellowish sandstone - the background was all kind of things. Photoshop is a is a very nice tool :-)

Irene said...

What a great shot ... it's amazing!

byron said...

Perfect B&W!

Mahon said...

I particularly like this picture! Light is perfect and the outlook is very good!
Bye !!

Julie said...

Thank you, my friends. It was a glorious experience and a pleasure to share with you.