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Hobart harbour

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by TassieFig, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    535
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    I love Hobart and I'm lucky enough to live not far away. Every time I have a little bit of time to kill I head down to the the waterfront to take some snaps. There are always some new little gems to capture. Often I capture the same subjects but in different light or with different background. Here are some for your perusal. Any comments are appreciated :smile:

    (No 2 & 4 were taken with my old Lumix TZ10 and the rest with EM-5 with either 12-50 or 40-150)

    #1
    15521703188_427e0ff2b9_b. _EM53259.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #2
    15705076481_31b2f1c47e_b. P1000138.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #3
    15705187651_e3d6f1235f_b. _EM53239.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #4
    15706976605_2971214124_b. P1000132.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #5
    15705172771_d1205361a0_b. _EM52888.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #6
    15707115075_c82a33f63d_b. _EM53512.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #7
    15087154464_8ec9f78bef_b. _EM53257.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #8
    15708668312_89ff111d19_b. _EM53231.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #9
    15708676192_4ede3047d5_b. _EM53248.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #10
    15719816201_bcfa4a7c52_b. _EM52908.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #11
    15087749833_e0a28288b2_b. _EM53270.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #12
    15683420686_110a4e24a4_b. _EM53541.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr
     
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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Great set, I particularly like #8. :cool:
     
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  3. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    Mike
    Very nice!
     
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  4. Nice and varied set, great colours. I really like the Franklin Wharf, Constitution Dock area in Hobart.
     
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  5. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    535
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    Thanks guys! Appreciate the positive feedback:smile:

    Bob, thanks, that's actually my favourite too. I have several variation of it. That particular buoy almost always have a contemplating cormorant onboard.
     
  6. Mogul

    Mogul Mu-43 Regular

    193
    Nov 9, 2012
    I am intrigued by what appears to be a loop hook or cleat in your series. Is that a special purpose device or is that common in that area. If it is used for mooring, I assume that the boats are actually secured onboard, possibly with the use od a capstan. Can you confirm? Thank you.
     
  7. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hasse
    I have to get to Tassie... one day...
     
  8. Yes, you do :smile: It's just a shame that travelling within Australia isn't cheap.
     
  9. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    535
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    I'm not sure what they're called in English sorry.. but it's sort of a cleat for mooring. Most boats seem to just use a rope with a loop as seen in #9. They are found all around the harbour (Constitution Dock, Franklins Wharf etc) but I have never seen exactly this type anywhere else.
     
  10. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    535
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    Well, if you're smart you get a one-way ticket... :wink:
    I moved a loooong way to live here. Best place in the world :biggrin:
     
  11. banj911

    banj911 Mu-43 Veteran

    353
    Aug 12, 2014
    QLD Australia
    You are making me homesick!! Thanks for the series, you have captured some lovely aspects of the docks. I'll be home at Christmas with my family and will catch the Taste of Tasmania and the yachts arriving from the Sydney to Hobart race, can't wait!!

    My old stomping ground is in the background of pic 2, the Tasmanian School of Fine Art, a great location to spend 3 years at school.

    Cheers
     
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  12. Mogul

    Mogul Mu-43 Regular

    193
    Nov 9, 2012
    Thanks for the response. I assume that, if such a device is used with a standing loop, it would require taking the slack out of the line for a solid mooring. If, on the other hand, one of these hooks was used at the bow, a horn cleat could be used at the stern to bring the craft up smartly against the fenders.
     
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  13. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    535
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia


    Sorry about that lol. And yeah, that's a nice place to hang out for a few years

    Thanks for the comment. Here's for the Taste :drinks:
     
  14. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Mu-43 Veteran

    241
    Oct 24, 2012
    Melbourne, OZ
    Adam
    I am so overdue to visit Tasmania. I think my 19yo was a toddler last time I went.

    Then again, I was reminded on the weekend how overdue I am to visit NZ - last visited 22 years ago!

    But first I need to keep planning my long-awaited visit to Japan.

    Too many places to go.
     
  15. Firedogg

    Firedogg Have cash, will spend

    The Hobart waterfront of one of my favourite shooting locations. Have heaps of photos. Will share soon.
     
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  16. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    535
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    I'm waiting....
     
  17. Firedogg

    Firedogg Have cash, will spend

    Here they are, finally. Just a collection of random photos from around the waterfront.

    15679768010_a1cc676261_b. Constitution Dock Bridge HDR - Copy by Firedogg123, on Flickr

    15866478312_5069b842fe_b. P9191338 by Firedogg123, on Flickr

    15679599918_f07e1b4dfe_b. P9191335 by Firedogg123, on Flickr

    15841310186_d20dda2ae2_b. P9191326 by Firedogg123, on Flickr

    15681360687_773ee82f9f_b. P9191323 by Firedogg123, on Flickr

    15681366947_2b5db79b93_b. P9191318 by Firedogg123, on Flickr

    15244875574_67b64576e7_b. P9191317 by Firedogg123, on Flickr

    15679764370_65ec2d5c0a_b. Victoria Dock Waterfront Buildings HDR - Copy by Firedogg123, on Flickr

    15681139999_3ab0015b90_b. Constitution Dock (2) by Firedogg123, on Flickr

    15865155821_3524ce0837_b. Constitution Dock Boat by Firedogg123, on Flickr

    15865162971_f3e9290d20_b. Constitution Dock (1) by Firedogg123, on Flickr
     
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  18. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    535
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    See, you also got the cormorant on his favourite buoy (Constitution Dock (2))
     
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  19. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    535
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    Here is another bunch I got from a short late arvo session last month

    E-M5, 12-50, 40-150 and all hand held or whatever I could lean on

    As always, c&c are welcome :smile:

    #13
    15683455256_5fed26ee2f_b. _EM53668.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #14
    15705275641_d81cc88a0d_b. _EM53674.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #15
    15707184895_1ca00fa08e_b. _EM53675.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #16
    15521994337_3435a639de_b. _EM53676.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #17
    15521326659_04894112dd_b. _EM53687.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #18
    15708774922_2340be0638_b. _EM53688.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #19
    15521338969_444f22901b_b. _EM53705.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #20
    15707213725_75a57ce820_b. RV Investigator by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #21
    15521336979_c2514f253a_b. Seaplane Reflection by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #22
    15522023087_b733a35884_b. _EM53718.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #23
    15521344869_4fcb2af366_b. _EM53726.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #24
    15522029927_a1ab5cefac_b. Pink Point by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #25
    15683504086_938876984b_b. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    #26
    15707227675_36249a6388_b. _EM53732.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    And the last one. For now...

    #27
    15521823038_ca0e6c35d6_b. _EM53742.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr
     
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  20. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    535
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    Time for an update here. I have tons of new images so I'll have a few big posts. Can't get enough of this place :redface:

    First up are some pics taken from Prince's Wharf where the Taste of Tasmania Food Festival was still going on in full swing. We were there fairly early on the 31 Dec before the daily crowd descended. It was a gorgeous day and we even got table for ourselves.

    16015464859_0a5879253d_b. EM54406.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    The view from the table. Most of the Sydney to Hobart boats have arrived.
    16199664711_42192e2e53_b.
    EM54382.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    The new Brook Street Pier is almost ready for launch
    16015725527_bc17ac2a8c_b. EM54381.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    Our traditional desert. Panna Cotta. Yuuuuuum!
    16201544245_a9f88f0043_b. EM54386.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    Some happy kids
    16175691576_94af07469f_b. EM54391.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


    16014065158_e23b200300_b. EM54395.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    Random visitors
    15579142444_f92b8200d7_b. EM54396.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


    16199678771_39920f2522_b. EM54399.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    Captain Grumpy with two ladies
    15579146564_060ab10ae7_b. Captain Grumpy by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


    15579148534_0375feb5f1_b. EM54404.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    Geez, I find it really hard shooting people. back when I was young and wild, it was easy but I'm too reserved nowadays.
     
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