"Cooling off" at Wilcannia Bridge, NSW, taken with my Pentax MZ50 SLR. This photo won 1st prize in an on-line competition at travelmate.com.au back in 1996??, and I received my first digital camera as a prize, a Fuji FinePix 1.3 “happy snappy”. It had a few good features, but of course it only wet my appetite for the real thing.
Wilcannia is an historic Outback port on the Darling River located 964 km n-w of Sydney. Original inhabitants were the Barkindji Aborigines whose many descendants still live in the area. Pastoralists arrived in 1850s and by 1880s, Wilcannia was a thriving centre and third busiest Darling River port. The town’s fortunes went into decline with the advent of road and rail traffic in 1920s. Today tourism sustains Wilcannia with its many fine sandstone buildings, paddlesteamer wharf and interesting bridge.
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divail (8334) 2010-04-18 19:19
J'aime beaucoup la géométrie de cette prise de vue. L'opposition des lourdes pièces de métal, avec les boulons par opposition à la légèreté de l'eau, à la scène de baignade.
batalay (37451) 2010-04-18 19:41
This is a surpassing shot, with geometric patterns, an unusual subject, and excellent light management all collaborating. The elliptical opening is a most effective way to frame the subject. The complementary note is much appreciated.
Warm regards and welcome to TE.
JFS (32459) 2010-04-18 22:09
Clever and geometric shot. I like it!
Have a nice day.
CLODO (33072) 2010-04-19 2:36
Welcome on TE
Great framing and good position of the persons. Like a lot
- Copyright: Max Jefferies (maxEphotos_net) (63)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1996-04-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax MZ-50, 28-80 mm, Kodak 200, UV and Circ. Polarizing
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Framed pictures, CLODO's SELECTION VII [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-18 17:51