This is one of the many buildings on Cockatoo Island, the largest island in Sydney Harbour. This island was at various times in our history an imperial prison, a reformatory, an industrial school, a gaol and the site of the largest shipyard in Australia. The drydock was first completed by convicts in 1857 and was in use for over one hundred years. The site was World Heritage Listed in 2010 and can be accessed by ferry from Balmain. The title of my photo refers to the infamous bushranger (outlaw) Captain Thunderbolt who was one of the few prisoners to escape from this island prison. In more recent times, this island has been used in the making of films such as X Men and other local Australian productions. The photo was taken during a meeting with other TE'ers: IFege, PHWall, Burraburra and Farnsey.
17mm using 17-40mm lens
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Sergiom (39298) 2012-09-05 6:04
Looks a lot like the place they did the first elimination in the last Master Chef Australia. Very impressive interior,very high and built to last.
Have a nice day
bema (25936) 2012-09-05 6:06
Hi again Lisa,
a strange architecture and a famous capture too.. hopefully the meeting has been a pleasure for you and your /our colleques..
have a nice day, un caro saludo, ciao Bernd
lousat (57704) 2012-09-05 6:09
Ciao Lisa,uno stile differente dal tuo solito stile,sembra una foto di Juan..eheh...grande prospettiva imponente,geometrica e metallica con ottima qualita',molto interessante la storia del capitano....buonanotte o buongiorno..boh..Luciano
chrisvek (5505) 2012-09-05 6:13
Nice shoot and very good POV.Also it has a very nice taste of minimal and symmetry.Great job!Well done!
Have a nice day
sevy (13273) 2012-09-05 6:17
Good use of the wide angle to evidence the size of this building, and to play with all the metal lines and perspective shared by this point of view.
I also like the variety of colors which is giving rythms when reading the shot.
snunney (67394) 2012-09-05 6:24
An impressive piece of architectural engineering to be seen in this well framed graphical composition. Nicely lit and with excellent detail. Interesting note as well.
pasternak (15165) 2012-09-05 8:27
nice graphical presentation of this industrial structure with proper framing and perspective.
krzychu30 (8897) 2012-09-05 9:39
excellent presentation of industrial architecture.The combination of wide-angle lens and vertical format brought an eye-catching result.I like this "metallic" color scheme of the photo and the lighting.Gorgeous composition!
LOOOK13 (19022) 2012-09-05 10:51
Very spectacular shot.
Original and good result.
Thank you very much for " bel ragazzo"...
El anziano , Eric !!!!
bayno (16213) 2012-09-05 10:53
ho faticato un pò a decifrare questo groviglio di metallo, graficamente la foto è molto bella e inoltre è perfettamente eseguita, non ho capisco a cosa possa servire una struttura del genere...ma sicuramente come magazzino o è un capannone industriale...mi piacciono i toni...una immagine differente dalle tue solite...
Noel_Byrne (7426) 2012-09-05 13:01
Great shot, I love the many lines that pull the eye from here to there and everywhere and I love how you have filled the frame. Nice history too, this place has seen many people come and go.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes from a dodgy B&B in Cork :) Work brings me around Ireland at times, and I've just been down at Irelands second tallest building, a whole 15 stories. LOL
Have a nice thursday!
ACL1978 (5789) 2012-09-05 13:43
Among the many attention grabbing aspects of the shot is definitely the title - it made me skip the photo entirely and go the note first, which I almost never do (and I'm glad I did, as it's most interesting!)
An interesting, and I think effective, focus on the walls and structure of the building rather than of the full interior - we certainly get an idea of the industrial nature of the place through the steel repetition of the girders. Nice varied light breaks up the vertical lines well.
carlo62 (12636) 2012-09-05 14:11
un grande capannone industriale, ben ripreso, con un bel controllo della luce, dove profondità e nitidezza ci fanno apprezzare tutti i dettagli.
Una foto molto diversa da quelle a cui ci hai abituato.
rbellemare (2087) 2012-09-05 18:37
Very nice and interesting building. What I like the most about this picture is the height and the light. You must have felt like you were into a cathedral. Great field of depth and perfect composition.
Have a nice day
danos (74056) 2012-09-06 0:27
nice the interior of this multiplex building during its history life.Informative your note with all these changes that contributed in its existance during the passing by of the 150 years.
dkmurphys (36831) 2012-09-06 1:27
Interesting structure that provides those metalic colors and textures. Nice POV, interesting note.
Have a good day.
ikeharel (37378) 2012-09-06 8:18
lately you were looking for many ghosts, Lisa, but this one, with the much history enfolded in your note - I can't see any of those about.
A good clarity on an indoor's photo, simple iron structure apllied a nice image.
karacabeylis (1287) 2012-09-06 9:20
a steel construction could also look so attractive as this. please accept my thanks for a steel engineer.
macjake (39235) 2012-09-06 11:06
I remember this place, or at least in think i remember this a couple years ago.
and you know i'm going to like this rustic garbage style of subject! its right up my alley.
the only thing missing is a little bit more dirt, grime, and broken down machinery :)
wicked history of this place, lots of stories in these walls!
abmdsudi (26295) 2012-09-06 20:22
Captain Thunderbolt must more than happy looking at this beautiful picture of his former playground Lisa! Worth the effort and you have transformed this from moody to cheery colorful sight and the dynamic compo makes for me so close to the subject, and lovely how you have framed the shot so the left hand side leads into the scene smoothly. Every available space is maximised competently in good natural lighting and really gives a feel of the size, the insight and atmosphere in excellent contrast and colors. Just think its a great historic shot, its overall impact and you have made this really stands out.
Well done, TFS
Silvio1953 (98217) 2012-09-07 8:59
Ciao Lisa, ma l'hai incontrato il fantasma? Gran bel taglio, ottima nitidezza e bella prospettiva, brava, buon week end, ciao Silvio
mirosu (5533) 2012-09-09 1:54
A great use of light and simple colors. A well presented crop allows eyes to remain fixed on the steel structures. This is a really a good example of technical architecture photography. Well done.
annjackman (13227) 2012-09-10 1:45
Quite a history this island has! I like the strength of the lines of this structure and the range of blue/green metallic colours. A successful shot with a feeling of abandonment.
Best wishes, Ann
mjw364 (3720) 2012-09-10 8:00
My kind of architecture... lines, scale, contrast, an underlying abstract aspect..well exposed and composed.
Bluejeans (64239) 2012-09-10 11:02
Ola Lisa ,
Interessante esta tua foto dentro deste armazém com esta estrutura metálica , me parecia uma prisão :), gostei do efeito final deu uma boa sensação de altura , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
aliabazari (10105) 2012-09-11 23:58
Register beautiful. Exposure and color are excellent. Very beautiful
ourania (12427) 2012-10-12 8:11
Ciao cara Lisa,
un' immagine bellissima. Hai gestito la prospettiva e l' architettura di questo luogo caricato di storia ed esperienze umane con modo molto artistico. La ricchezza degli elementi strutturali e delle loro prospettive (variazioni su un tema principale), l' intrigatissima interazione di tutte le linee, i colori armoniosi o contrastanti, la luce morbida ed omogenea, creano un' immagine grafica, geometrica e dinamica che accattiva gli occhi e stimola la mente. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona giornata,