Friday, 6 November 2009

Kurnell, sunset


This sunset is viewed from Kurnell, the southern headland of Botany Bay. Kurnell is considered to be ‘the birthplace of modern Australia’ because it is the place where Captain James Cook and his ship the Endeavour landed on 29th April 1770. This led to the British settlement of Australia in 1788, when the First Fleet arrived. It's a brilliant view across the bay with flag pole and tree silhouettes on the shore.
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95 comments:

  1. Tremendous sky Jim, which you have captured brilliantly. Not a breath of wind to flutter the flags.

    Being a country lass, I originally took these to be fox carcasses drying! It is all in the perception, m'boy!

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  2. That's funny. It's not your usual flag pole, that's for sure.

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  3. Stunning shot, Jim! I, too, am amazed at there NO movement in the flags, that's got to be unusual! And thanks for the history lesson that always makes the photo even more interesting!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. Silhouette shot is perfectly done, nice photo!

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  5. An interesting historical place. Lovely sunset.

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  6. Oh, what a beautiful sunset and warm:)
    Here it's bloody raining:)

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  7. I love how the sun is peeking between the clouds and the sea. The picture may be old but it is still good.

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  8. Beautiful sunset on a still night! I like knowing the history, too.

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  9. Thank you for your always kind comments.
    I am a great lover of Australia, where I have three times. My daughter lives in Marrickville next to Newtown.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  10. What a wonderful glowing sky. I love the absolute stillness of this shot.

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  11. So still, and so beautiful. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for visiting my blog.

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  12. It's probably me but for a moment I thought there were people hanging there in the middle of the photo...Lovely silhouettes and thanks for the history-lesson. Afterall: without history we wouldn;t be where we are today and you wouldn't have been able to take this pretty shot...;-)

    Terrence looks at the sky

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  13. Stunning shot! The colors are simply amazing.

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  14. Great sunset shot...gorgeous color and light...the unusual flagpole silhouette is striking...

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  15. Fantastic sunset photos. The second is my favorite, it is just beautiful.

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  16. and it looks a beautiful still night.
    (that is an interesting flagpole, as well)

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  17. Wonderful sunset there. Such brilliant colours.

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  18. Amazing! I have a photo that's the polar opposite..three flags at high wind and high noon. so alike...so different.

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  19. wow..great photo! Thanks!

    Also love the theme day "doorway" at Coogee Beach below! Very clever and different!

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  20. A really pretty sky and the silhouettes are wonderful!

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  21. Oh my goodness, that is a beautiful color of the sky!

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  22. beautiful, beautiful colors. the sky and the light at their best.

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  23. Oooh, very nice indeed! Splendid capture!

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  24. A breathtaking shot, the colors in the sky are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing some of the history.

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  25. Beautiful sunset but the flags look a little sad. Glad you enjoyed my windy fountain.

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  26. stunning capture. love the composition too.

    thanks for coming by

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  27. That's a gorgeous sunset. I really like the way it's composed with the trees and flags.

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  28. Hello, thanks for dropping by and leaving a nice comment.

    What a lovely shot! You're very good with your camera!

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  29. Very beautiful sky, Jim. Thank you for stopping by Seguin. :)

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  30. that is one stunning photo! Yeah, kinda weird to see there' s no wind.

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  31. Beautiful sunset - it reminds me of Cottesloe beach sunsets on the West Coast, same trees :)

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  32. Great shot! Nice composition. I like the History that goes with it too!

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  33. Another burning sky.
    always nice with a story round the phots (says I who don't do that...)

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  34. Very beautiful photo of the sun setting. Love the rich and orangy colour of the sky. Have a nice weekend.

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  35. That is simply stunning! Also, I really like the little snippets of
    Australian history that you add. (I hid comic books in my school books too often way back when I should have learned these things. But in my defense, the school books didn't have such beautiful pictures!) Tx for sharing!

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  36. Such brilliant clarity of the air. You are very blessed to be in such a scene.

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  37. Thtat is a beautiful sky and a great picture. It seems like there is no wind at all.

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  38. The sky looks so amazing with all the glowing evening colors.

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  39. That's in the "wow" category, that is. It's brilliant.
    I went to Kurnell on my first trip to Sydney - Saw the rock that Captain Cook stands on in that famous painting.

    Melbourne Daily Photo

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  40. Beautiful sunset. Interesting to see Botany Bay. Of course we learn about that in our school history lessons in my part of the world. And James Cook came from the same part of England as me.

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  41. A lovely sky - and I like the somewhat formal looking arrangement of trees and pole.

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  42. Beautiful sunset and great colours.
    have a great weekend!

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  43. Wow, i want to be there, now!!! Beautiful is the word!!

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  44. This is so interesting. I can imagine myself contemplating on the passage of time, on man's toil and of your beautiful country's history.
    Thank you for your kind comment. I appreciate it.

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  45. wow...this was good!! really nice photo!!

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  46. What a glorious sunset!
    The colors are wonderful.

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  47. Perfect name for this Bay as you photo shows us! Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. marvelous sunset...ina great shot
    congrats and thank u very much for the comment
    graceolsson.se/mittliv

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  49. Enjoyed the bit of history, and the sunset is stunning! Looks like a lovely calm evening promising wood weather the next day!

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  50. the sky's fantastic and the place looks so serene!
    the trees created more drama to it.
    and what a history! ^0^

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  51. stunning sunset. i'm just in awe looking at it.

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  52. Ah, the flag poles are the kicker here, so magnificent against that beautiful sky colors.

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  53. This shot made my heart skip. Wonderful! Truly!

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  54. Wow a briljant photo ! ! !
    Great colors!
    Gr.
    P-TER

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  55. Beautiful sunset scene. The flagpole silhouette looks quite dramatic.

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  56. Beautiful shot, with great color and a great setting for a glorious sunset.

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  57. this sky makes me speechless, thanks for sharing. :)

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  58. very well captured....great shot! mine is up too...:)

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  59. Gorgeous silhouettes against a perfect sunset.

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  60. A beautiful sunset! I long for summer...

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  61. When the sun goes down and the last of its' rays highlight the clouds, it's just so amazing. Thanks for your kind comments on my prairie skies.

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  62. The picture is awesome!
    And thanks for explaining what special place this is!

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  63. beautiful shot!!! lovely indeed!!!

    i am so much enjoying sky watch!

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