After a long day at sea (previous post) I was dropping one of the guys off at a public wharf near here, coming down the channel the sun popped out for just a minute or two and lit up this small community on the edge of the Bouddi National Park.
Bouddi is the name the local aboriginal tribe had for this area and it carries the name today. The park totals about 1400 acres and has access to the ocean on one side and Broken Bay/Brisbane Water on the other. It is a very popular spot for bush walking and water activities. On the other side of this hill is Maitland Bay, so named after the wreck of the Maitland in 1898.
Bouddi National Park is located on the northern side of Broken Bay, by boat, it is a very short distance from Sydney but, travelling by road it takes about two hours to get there.
If you are planning a trip to Sydney this part of the central coast is a must see. There are numerous quaint villages, excellent restaurants and a good smattering of pubs that sell icy cold beer for the hot and thirsty traveller, matter of fact, I feel like one now.
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delpeoples (58348) 2009-03-03 1:39
HI Pete, this is beautiful, the golden colours are just stunning. I love the composition and the image is very sharp despite the distance the lens had to travel. Nice framing too and very informative Note. Congrats, Lisa
Budapestman (82620) 2009-03-03 1:43
Picturesque atmosphere with beautiful colours and lights. The trees towering above the cosy buildings provide wonderful mood to this place. The horizontal composition spectacular and effective, Superb photo.
Have a nice day!
aadilj (18102) 2009-03-03 2:05
Fabulous work Peter, lovely sue of the light, great colours and very lovely reflections. I love this composition. Good work
ktanska (27874) 2009-03-03 2:29
Golden evening light. This picture gives a very good idea of those isolated villages between sea and forest. Hill with big eucalyptus trees is an impressive background.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-03-03 2:29
I like this perpendicolar POV very well selected. Good managment of light and image riche in details well collected. Good balance in the vertical composition with differents plans well delimited.
Have a good day,
baba_flies (8829) 2009-03-03 2:33
Hello Peter! I have no doubts about the excellent restaurants where they serve you wonderful seafoods ... and a beer :))) I love the golden evening light and the pretty houses hiding in the trees, what a way of living. I am a little jaleous when I look out of my window and see nothing but grey skies. Great mood ... I like it a lot! Best regards, Barbara.
skippy007 (12510) 2009-03-03 2:49
Hello Peter, Lovely spot, Most of Australia's population live along the coast & therefore near water, you look at this & it's pretty obvious why we choose to be near water, fantastic views, recreation, fresh air, relaxed atmosphere, peace & quite, we don't always have all of these but most of the times. Apart from the atmosphere you captured & your note, it's the warm glow & colour that makes this shot work so well, IMO.
mzmehr (918) 2009-03-03 3:17
very nice and shiny shot, I like light golden theme and calm mood in this photo.
Thanks for sharing from Iran
foozi (7101) 2009-03-03 4:05
a greatly composed layered of different colours and depth. Technically well thought and the elements rerally stand out in the capture.
Pleasant landscape of a place ebveryone wanted to visit.
snunney (100116) 2009-03-03 4:22
A very pleasing warm light to complement an interesting composition. I like the colour contrasts and the lovely reflections.
macondo (19564) 2009-03-03 4:27
You picked the right moment for this one, with the sunlight beaming on the houses and the forest behind. Nice sky and a great capture of the warm late summer atmosphere, making one want to head straight there to sit by the water and have the beer you mention. Nicely done.
Edit - clicked the button before realising I'd run out of smileys!
dta (78590) 2009-03-03 5:05
Hello Peter ,
I like a lot the brightness in this picture , and the nice golden tonalities in the reflection . It seems to be a very pleasant harbour .
cfreire (11741) 2009-03-03 5:48
Beautiful framing of this peaceful landscape! The highligths on the water are superb and gave excellent contrasts against the greenery in background. Good job. Regards, Consuelo
Nicou (143208) 2009-03-03 6:08
merveilleuse vue, pleine de belles couleurs, des superbe reflet et ces maison colorée en bord de l'eau avec la végétation, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
vmf-214 (1648) 2009-03-03 8:21
This photo wants me get out and do some fishing, Great POV of the small community. Beautiful vivid colors and nice sun light shining through. I like the houses hiding among the trees and a nice reflection on the water. Great job Peter.
Clementi (52514) 2009-03-03 9:08
a light color gold characterizes this photo, a very beautiful corner of the nature where the houses are integrated well in the landscape. good job
Kielia (24077) 2009-03-03 10:16
although I am afraid that this image is slightly tilted it is nevertheless very nice work. You were lucky with the golden light that illuminated this cozy place outstandingly. And your POV on the coast is excellent. TFS!
BelCan75 (2201) 2009-03-03 11:38
I love how the light falls on the shoreline and the trees here. I just love those golden colours!! Great POV with wonderful reflections on the water and a beautiful sky above as well. Great work!
gunbud (34066) 2009-03-03 13:40
Looks like your having a couple of great late summer days by the sea.
The green seems a bit parched from the hot summer temps.
Love the stunning green and yellow reflections in the riffling harbor.
Wonderful warm late day light and a lovely pastel sky complete this beautiful coastal scene.
PS In my neck of the woods we had a high of 13F with a -9F wind chill. That is something like -24C.
SridharRao75 (280) 2009-03-03 20:14
Great composition, great colours!
Man, you excel yourself. Again.
baddori (20147) 2009-03-03 22:11
Colors and great depth
The place is splendid.
Beautiful reflections on the water, the forest seems to stretch.
diomed (13926) 2009-03-04 10:08
what a lovely landscape! I like the green, the light and the peacefull atmosphere.
bracasha75 (24589) 2009-03-04 10:12
You suprise me always!!!!
When i look for new pictures they are not sended and after i jump direct into your work from another side!!!!I have imagine me Australia just like you have she present here!!!!
Nice shot from most beautiful city in the world
Waylim (25502) 2009-03-04 19:59
Really beautiful golden tone, Love the dense tree line above the hills and scatter houses just below, must be some paradise living there. Beautiful colors and light, good composition. Beautiful sky and lovely reflection in the water as well. Thanks Peter. I wish to visit these islands sometimes soon.
hay_kes (31435) 2009-03-04 23:25
What a superb panoramic view and excellent colours and lighting.TFS.
COSTANTINO (65806) 2009-03-07 9:55
A nice photo with the stamp of yous and an excellent quality.The colours are very warm and give a particular tone to this image,it looks like a picture of a photographer painter..
thanks for your useful notes,thanks for sharing your photo,many wishes for a happy
bakes888 (18499) 2009-03-07 20:39
Hi Peter. Not only nice light but glassy water to double the benefit. Well captured and thanks for sharing.
Have a good Sunday, Paul.
Now where’s that pub again ;-).
robertosalguero (284) 2009-03-11 22:59
Must be nice to live in a place like this. So much fresh air and water! Nice view of this riviera and the warm tones make this image even more pleasant. Too bad some of us have to live in cold places! Thanks Peter :-)
alftrek (3270) 2009-03-13 18:32
A well timed shot. Light condition like this often does not last very long. With the area on the right still in shade, it looks as if there was a huge warm spotlight just to lit up the little community for your shot. What a great way to enjoy your life with the boat!
zeca (19762) 2009-03-23 18:28
Very good, Peter. Your last caught of that day! The ligths are great and the colours reflected on the waters are beautiful. It seems to be a wonderful place to have a house and a boat...
kevinos (7517) 2009-04-14 15:58
Ah! I've missed quit a few of your pictures while I have been away (from TE) Peter) I like this one. It is very much in the spirit of TE in presenting a new and interesting place and making me want to visit it. I think the composition emphasizes the tranquility of the place. It shows the sort of area on NSW that I have ,so far, missed and it looks like the right place for that cold beer on my next trip. Regards Kevin
burraburra (1219) 2010-05-26 23:29
Sponsored by Tooheys?
Nice presentation mate.
The sun certainly lit up the place :)
- Copyright: Peter Wall (phwall) (6785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-28
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-03 1:15