Saturday, 21 April 2012

Botanic Gardens, obelisk

The Allan Cunningham Obelisk is located in the middle of a pond in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Allan Cunningham, an explorer and botanist, was a Superintendent of the Botanic Gardens. It is difficult to photograph this monument because it stands in the shadows with a very bright backdrop but I did manage to capture its reflection in the pond.

26 comments:

  1. An ingenious way to shoot the obelisk. Super reflection of the palm, too.

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  2. Love this reflection, great shot!

    Have a great weekend.

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  3. How cool! I don't remember Cunningham's name from primary school Australian history classes, but he must have been important. He was part of the 1817 expedition beyond the Blue Mountains to the Lachlan and Macquarie rivers, exploring and collecting. An interesting character.

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  4. Yes, I agree, it is most difficult to capture. Good job, Jim.

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  5. What a great shot, Jim! I really like this one.

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  6. Superb capture and a terrific reflection for the day, Jim! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  7. Very, very nice shot! What a great way to see this monument.

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  8. Lovely Jim!
    I like that we only see the whole of the obelisk in the reflection.

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  9. Great reflection. I can see where this was not an easy shot to capture. Good work.

    I posted a gazing ball's reflection this week.

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  10. Very nice Photo!
    Thank You , Now I have learned more about your history !

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  11. Such a lovely blue sky and a fantastic reflection!

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  12. As I said in another comment: Botanic Gardens in Australia are worth while seeing! This is a perfect reflection!

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  13. Questa foto è veramente bella e il tuo blog in generale è molto gradevole.
    Complimenti!!
    Ciao

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