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Destruction

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Destruction
Destruction
Cockatoo Island, machinery of all shapes and sizes, inside buildings and out. The high rise buildings of Sydney just peeping up on the horizon
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Jeff W. Robinson
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    Excellent comp and use of B&W! Jeff


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8/4/2010 3:26:40 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Great leading lines and composition Barbara. Especially with the positioning of the flying seagulls under the crane hook!


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8/6/2010 1:03:13 AM

 
John Connolly
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An incredible capture of this harbour island, Barbara! B&W is the perfect medium to present this image. Well done!


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8/6/2010 3:53:21 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Is it called Cockatoo Island because it is full of Cockatoos? I see there are plenty of seagulls there. Your conversion to B&W has made for a dramatic scene here Barbara. This is terrfic.


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8/7/2010 2:33:42 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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This is really a neat image of modern life, Barbara! Great in black and white!


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8/7/2010 7:38:14 PM

 
Barbara Mason
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Thank you all for your generous comments much appreciated :-)


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8/8/2010 1:16:32 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Fabulous image,Barbara!Super tones,lighting and composition!I like it a lot!


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8/13/2010 5:02:41 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Excellent monochromatic tones here, Barbara...and superb interest, lighting, composition and sky, too!! :o)

Your images inspired me to Google for more info. on Cockatoo Island and its past, and this is an explanation for the name of the island:


"Pre 1788: Cockatoo Island is heavily timbered with red gums and frequented by sulphur-crested cockatoos. Aboriginal people of Sydney almost certainly fished here."

Refer: http://www.cockatooisland.gov.au/about/history/timeline.html


"From at least as early as 1870 the island was referred to as ‘Biloela’, an Aboriginal word for ‘black cockatoo’."

Refer: http://www.naa.gov.au/naaresources/publications/research_guides/guides/dockyard/chapter01.htm


"Aboriginal Heritage
It was recorded by early colonists that Aboriginal people of the Sydney region called Cockatoo Island Wa-rea-mah. Aboriginal people inhabited the area for thousands of years prior to European settlement and the island may have been used as a fishing
base."

Refer: http://www.harbourtrust.gov.au/docs/management-plan-cockatoo-island-part-1.pdf


See also:

http://www.cockatooisland.gov.au/about/history/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatoo_Island_%28New_South_Wales%29

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/09/24/2695537.htm?section=justin

http://www.harbourtrust.gov.au/visit-our-sites/cockatoo-island/index.html

http://www.whatsonsydney.com/eventDetails.aspx/2768/cockatoo-island-tours


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8/27/2010 8:17:39 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Congratulations on your Finalist Award! Merna


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9/15/2010 9:39:57 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations Barbara on your excellent finalist award.


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9/16/2010 1:09:53 AM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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This is awesome the second time around! Love the starkness! A well deserved Finalist! WTG, Barbara!


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9/16/2010 5:25:42 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on your incredible FINALISTS, Barbara! Good luck, my friend!


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9/16/2010 6:00:21 PM

 
Joseph M. Muench
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Nice mood to this image.
-Joe


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9/19/2010 5:28:21 PM

 
Chris Ebben
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Great shot & as usual, the Seagulls are making themselves at home. Another good one=^..^=


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9/26/2010 1:15:11 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Wonderful Shot! Beauty!


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10/14/2010 4:21:14 PM

 
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