HMS Endeavour also known as HM Bark Endeavour was a British Naval research vessel commanded by Lieutenant James Cook on his first voyage of discovery to Australia and New Zealand between 1769 and 1771. She became the first ship to reach the eastern shores of Australia in April 1770. Cook went ashore at what is now known as Botany Bay. She then sailed north up the Australian coast narrowly avoiding disaster when she ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef. Cook had to throw the guns overboard to lighten her. Endeavour was used as a troop carrier during the American Revolutionary War and was scuttled in a blockade of Narragansett bay ( Rhode Island )in 1778. The Endeavour that is moored along side the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour,Sydney is a replica launched in 1994.
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photoray (13650) 2014-05-22 11:10
Interesting view of the HMS Endeavour replica anchored in Sydney with the congested modern high rise buildings contrasting with this historical masterpiece.
Just yesterday I was editing old photos and came across my shots of the Golden Hinde replica anchored in San Diego Harbor, California.
Thanks for sharing,
ourania (36366) 2014-05-24 7:53
this replica of the legendary HMS Endeavour is magnificent, I like very much the dynamic and dominating position you have given it in your frame. The lighting conditions were quite adverse at the time of the capture but the ship and the seafront are clear and comprehensible. The contrast between old and new is striking. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
mcmtanyel (16607) 2014-05-25 8:51
Greetings from Israel. I am borrowing my wife's tablet to catch up with TE. I hope to start uploading again after I get back home.
This is a very nice photo of the replica of HMS Endeavour. The composition is very fine and the light management is great.
siudzi (34141) 2014-06-15 9:52
Wow! What a great scene you have photographed! The ship and impressive modern architecture in the background created a fantastic view with so many interesting elements in the composition. Well seen and captured. TFS!
macjake (61418) 2014-07-30 21:34
this has been on my wish list to photograph for a long long time, still havn't gotten around to finding a tall ship locally.
nice to see the tall building on the right in the bg too.
love the city views here as a secondary subject
Royaldevon (33385) 2014-08-07 13:39
You look at this ship and wonder how one like it managed to sail from England to Australia and survive! There are so many potential dangers! They were extraordinarily brave sailors who ventured out on these ships ... although, I know, not all wanted to be there!
A great memento shot.
There are strong contrasts to be seen between the old and the new, although there are similarities in the tall verticals!
Perhaps a little more sharpening would be beneficial.