Wheels in the tide - blue hour by peterdegraaff

Wheels in the tide - blue hour

...Windang Island.

Alternate views at dawn http://365project.org/peterdegraaff/play/2012-04-29 and golden hour http://365project.org/peterdegraaff/themes/2012-04-29

The abandoned bogey wheels are from the 1890s when "attempts were made to make Lake Illawarra a deep sea port. A jetty was to be built on the western shore of the lake to allow the export of coal from the Ocean View colliery. As part of this scheme, a channel was to be dredged through the entrance of Lake Illawarra to allow ocean-going boats to reach the lake jetty. The channel was to be four and a half miles long and 430 feet wide between the breakwaters at the lake entrance. A railway line was built on Windang Island to carry rock cut from the south-western side of the Island through to the mainland side of the Island. This rock was used to build the breakwaters, the remains of which can be seen today. The project was abandoned in 1902 because of the problem of drifting sand blocking the lake entrance channel." cf http://www.lia.nsw.gov.au/the_lake/history_of_lake_illawarra


Fav! The colors, composition, lines... Everything about this is just stunning!
April 29th, 2012  
What a cool find and wonderful capture, Peter! FAV!!! I'm pinning, too!
April 29th, 2012  
You never disappoint! This is just stunning!
April 29th, 2012  
@marilyn @marlboromaam Thank you both
April 29th, 2012  
stark and cold but I like the clarity
April 29th, 2012  
This is gorgeous Peter- it looks like a shot from a mythical story.
April 29th, 2012  
I really like the composition with this shot with the colors and flare
April 29th, 2012  
A wow shot. Looks like a fantasy land.
April 29th, 2012  
Beautiful
April 29th, 2012  
Beautiful photo.
April 29th, 2012  
Superb Peter
April 29th, 2012  
This is stunning
April 29th, 2012  
Beautiful colors! I like that silky feel in your shot. Awesome.
April 29th, 2012  
Beautiful composition and colors! love the wheels :D
April 29th, 2012  
I find my self wondering what the wheels belonged to and why they are in the water
April 29th, 2012  
Nice idea to go for three different lighting types. This is my favourite. Faved
April 29th, 2012  
Fav!! That is a spectacular shot Peter!! Well done!!
April 29th, 2012  
The colour contrasts are stunning
April 29th, 2012  
Stunning shot - love the colours ...strange that the wheels are there and look like they have been for a while!!
April 29th, 2012  
eva
Very delicate colours. Beautiful!
April 29th, 2012  
Once again a stunning photo!
April 29th, 2012  
This has an other-worldly look about it. Fabulous softness and glow.
April 29th, 2012  
what a cool find with the wheel! is that part of a wagon or something?
April 29th, 2012  
Gorgeous! You have such stunning scenery that you do proud :-)
April 29th, 2012  
Beautiful scenic shot :)
April 29th, 2012  
Great find and capture.
April 29th, 2012  
Just beautiful, I'm loving your long exposure work Peter
April 29th, 2012  
Beautiful colors! I can't believe this scene!
April 29th, 2012  
Super shot. Great with the wheels certainly has charector.
April 29th, 2012  
You find so many stunning shots to capture,Peter and you do it so well! Beautiful composition here and very interesting subject!
April 29th, 2012  
Beautiful find, Peter! I wheels sticking up from the seaweed is just amazing
April 29th, 2012  
Wow! I loved your other shot of this but I'm addicted to "blue hour" shots so this is just incredible light :) Fav!
April 29th, 2012  
Tough to pick between this and the golden hour but I think this is the winner.
April 29th, 2012  
wow, this is breathtaking!
April 29th, 2012  
Love this one.
April 29th, 2012  
Stunning shot Peter
April 29th, 2012  
Wow, gorgeous. You take such great shots, Peter, and have the best scenery to work with.
April 29th, 2012  
Fav! This is stunning
April 29th, 2012  
Wow!.....just stunning Peter! : ) FAV
April 29th, 2012  
Fabulous shot and a fav for me, too, Peter. I like this one the best.
April 29th, 2012  
Mmm
April 29th, 2012  
Well found. Nice capture.
April 29th, 2012  
Love the blue tones in this shot
April 29th, 2012  
wonderful place, great shot, Bravo!!
April 29th, 2012  
gorgeous!
April 29th, 2012  
Beautiful Peter!
April 29th, 2012  
Great composition and color !
April 29th, 2012  
@lbmcshutter @michelle58 @bobbyj @grammyn Have added in some historical information and link about wheels above
April 29th, 2012  
The info is so interesting and the pic is outstanding as usual! Fav!
April 29th, 2012  
@peterdegraaff Thanks for the interesting history,Peter!
April 29th, 2012  
this is so lovely Peter... so beautifully composed, pretty and serene :)
April 30th, 2012  
This is beautiful and your composition is perfect! Love that green!
April 30th, 2012  
Oh yea, Fav for sure! Just wow.
April 30th, 2012  
Completely awesome. Love the wheels and how the curves of the rocks math those of the receding water.
April 30th, 2012  
Love the serenity of the scene! Fav
April 30th, 2012  
Gorgeous color and composition. Blue hour is my Fav time to shoot. Fav!
April 30th, 2012  
Pam
I enjoy your photography very much! Gorgeous shot!
April 30th, 2012  
Your photos are the best. I am sorry I am behind on commenting. FAV
May 1st, 2012  
Reallly loving these shots, very beautiful area that you live in Peter
May 1st, 2012  
Interesting bit of history - lovely view.
May 1st, 2012  
Stunning capture. Just terrific!
May 2nd, 2012  
really like this shot - superb composition and love the bluehour tones. nicely captured Peter
May 2nd, 2012  
This is also gorgeous!
May 5th, 2012  
I check out the golden hour too, both are lovely but this one has the ege for me. I love the composition and light. Btw I have followed too :)
May 6th, 2012  
wow!
May 6th, 2012  
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