Parramatta is on the upper reaches of the Parramatta River, that flows into Sydney Harbour. It was inhabited by the Barramatugal Aboriginal people. Originally called Rose Hill by the Europeans, the name was changed in line with a colonial policy of using Aboriginal names for places already named by Aboriginal people.
Parramatta was the vice-regal home of colonial Sydney. A settlement was established there within weeks of the first fleet arriving from Britain. The present day Sydney CBD was the home of the labourers, merchants, convicts barracks, abattoirs and the associated pollution, while Parramatta was the home of the governor and the landed aristocracy.
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golus (2893) 2012-01-23 12:55
Very impressive photo especially with the great diversity of the vivid colors. Very well planned and taken. I really liked it. Thanks for share.
brianmcc (5788) 2012-01-23 15:27
this is a stunningly beautiful picture. the colours are very vivid and appealing, especially the splashes of red and the deep blue sky. excellent framing with the tree on the right. great detail and sharpness.
tyro (15711) 2012-01-23 15:44
An interesting note and a fine photigraph with which to illustrate it.
This is an attractive, well composed and colourful shot. The little clocktower in the paved area makes a fine centrepiece and the people - especially the girl in her bright red dress - add interest and scale. We have two strong converging perspective lines too - the roadway on the right and the steps on the left which lead up to a higher level. The near tree and its foliage create a fine frame.
Lovely colours, perfect exposure and excellent sharpness.
danos (78122) 2012-01-24 0:34
nice and the tranquil this part of the city with the presentation of the center clock to dominates the image and to be placed perfect in the frame,as we can see its colonial past.
snunney (72716) 2012-01-24 2:32
This looks to be a very attractive corner of town. You have captured the pleasant atmosphere very well making good use of the agreeable ambient light. The clock makes an excellent focal point and the image is nicley framed by the tree. Beautifully presented with good colours and sharpness. I like the idea of the CBD being the home of the labourers, merchants, convicts' barracks, abattoirs and the associated pollution:-)
timecapturer (37068) 2012-01-24 4:37
a beautifully bright and colourful composition. Like the use of shadow here it creates depth and the tree frames the view superbly. Wonderfully sharp and a perfect placement of the lady in the red dress to give extra impact. Well done!
Regards - Brian.
dta (56664) 2012-01-24 7:33
Hello Leslie ,
Enjoy to see this sunny view during the austral summertime . The composition is perfect , very well balanced , between all the elements , and between shady and sunny parts . Like a lot the pleasantly saturated colors .
Cricri (92185) 2012-01-25 6:40
Jolie façon de présenter la place avec l'arbre en cadrage, la vue sur horloge, le batiment rose sur le côté, les touristes et le jeu ombre de l'arbre sous un soleil magnifique, belle présentation
patdeph (35744) 2012-01-27 9:22
this is a nice view, with splendid light and colors,where I like the shadow of the tree, the place of each elements, particularly the woman in red being really eyecatching.Very well done!
macondo (18461) 2012-02-07 22:18
A very well conceived photo, with good timing securing the colour and movement of the women on the left. The tree frames the scene nicely, and the angles of the intersection make a good background to the clock tower. My only suggestion here for improvement would be to straighten out the lens distortion a little - the lamps are leaning in a bit. Not that is of any importance really. The CPL filter was really well used here.
I think Parramatta was just about the first place outside the town of Sydney to be settled and used for farming.
COSTANTINO (44125) 2012-03-13 13:12
you did your best with this worthseeing
shot welldone and wellcomposed with
nice details,shadows and lights
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (9853)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D80, 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-23 11:39