Ocean Baths by onewing

Ocean Baths

We have been in Newcastle all day today and I thought this photo of the Ocean Baths would be appropriate for the black and white fortnight theme of water.

The Ocean Baths were officially opened in 1922 when the pavilion was built although I believe the actual baths were there earlier.

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Super b/w shot Babs
June 11th, 2014  
Great shot Babs you've really captured this so well, love the B&W :)
June 11th, 2014  
Sam
Love the texture Babs.......is the tide out?
June 11th, 2014  
A super smashing shot with loads of contrast.
June 11th, 2014  
This is a great shot Babs, love a good crashing wave shot
June 11th, 2014  
I like this shot, especially the crashing waves. I'll bet it's quite a bracing swim.
June 11th, 2014  
It looks like a very cold place to swim at the moment.
June 11th, 2014  
Great one for the challenge
June 11th, 2014  
Sue
Great shot Babs.
June 11th, 2014  
Excellent in black and white, looks old were it not for the new style cars!
June 11th, 2014  
Excellent B&W shot Babs looks like you stepped back in time;)
June 11th, 2014  
A very nice b/w showing the baths & the waves against the walls.
Looks a bit chilly!
June 11th, 2014  
A really great B&W image Babs, love the composition :-)
June 11th, 2014  
Those little tiny people on the rocks really give a sense of scale here - those waves are looking pretty rough!
June 11th, 2014  
Great b&w
June 11th, 2014  
@beryl @ibt @gigiflower @creampuff @lpot1985 @karlow75 @newbank @sioux @chimfa @pcoulson @happypat @hermann @paulaw @scarybird Sorry for the group reply again, but I was out all day yesterday and didn't get chance to catch up with any of your photos. Will try now before I have to go out again.
It was a bit choppy on the ocean yesterday, but not bad weather for winter. I think the temperature reached 19 degrees c. Just after I took this photo I spotted two people swimming, so there were two brave souls in Newcastle.
Yes Sam the tide is out. In the foreground are the rock pools and then just beyond them is Nobby's beach which is a sandy beach.
Another ocean baths at Mereweather just along the beach is being refurbished at the moment and I believe Newcastle baths is also having an update too.
June 12th, 2014  
wow... so cool!!!
June 12th, 2014  
Deb
I love the breaking wave and spray you captured. This is a great shot!
June 12th, 2014  
Love this shot in b&w!
June 12th, 2014  
Such a cool location. Not something you'd see in these parts. Great in b/w
June 12th, 2014  
Great B&W shot. Thanks for the follow.
June 12th, 2014  
So is this like a spa? Hot springs water? Wonderful almost vintage look to it. Love the big wave action.
June 12th, 2014  
@lafish @dgrynn @loweygrace @kathiecb @peter_1966 Thanks so much. Apparently Newcastle is one of the largest non capital cities in Australia and a lot of history.
June 12th, 2014  
@eyesmile No Gena. It is just an ocean baths. I think the idea initially was to have a safe place to swim for families. No hot springs either, it is bloody cold. Just plain ocean water. The pavilion was built in 1922 but I think the actual baths was there in about 1910.
June 12th, 2014  
Brrr, a bit cold for now. What a great shot, with the waves crashing in the background.
June 12th, 2014  
I love the angle and composition of this shot!
June 12th, 2014  
love it in B&W
June 12th, 2014  
Effective in b and w
June 12th, 2014  
@888rachel Just after I took this shot there were two people swimming. Must be mad.
June 13th, 2014  
@quietpurplehaze @annied @angelar Thanks although it wasn't too cold you still wouldn't get me in there at this time of year.
June 13th, 2014  
Great in black and white!
June 13th, 2014  
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