Catherine Hill Bay, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Nikon D40X, 1/3s, F22, ISO 100, 10-20 Sigma.

Under the Wharf Mounted Print

The village is the oldest continuous settlement in the City of Lake Macquarie. The settlement was first made after land was purchased on 1 April 1865. The town of Cowper was created, to serve as a base for coal mining by the New Wallsend Company in 1873 with the first shipment on 17 December of that year. The name Catherine Hill was adopted to commemorate the schooner Catherine Hill that had run aground in 1867. Later, the Wallarah Coal Company mined and shipped coal from the area including its nearby Crangan Bay mine. This was taken over by the Coal and Allied Group. A railway originally was used to transport the coal to the wharf1; later, trucks and automated loading belt systems were used. Rutile was mined from the beach sands during the 1960s. Source Link

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  • Shannon Rogers
    Shannon Rogersover 4 years ago

    Great low perspective Baz, the flow of the water is perfect, very well done my friend :)

  • a very wet pov mate! took ages to get the sand out of the tripod as well – lol! thanks heaps.

    – bazcelt

  • Michael Howard
    Michael Howardover 4 years ago

    Yes great POV and congrats on wet feet :) The things we do…..
    Nice one Barry

  • thanks mate! yeah, holding on to the tripod to stop it sinking, water up to knees, all for a shot – lol!

    – bazcelt

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    great capture, lovely shot

  • thanks heaps, and thanks for the fave as well, much appreciated.

    – bazcelt

  • Racheli
    Racheliover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture, fantastique perspective Bazcelt….:-)

  • thanks so much, greatly appreciated.

    – bazcelt

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot mate….Love the water movement and comp…

  • thanks mate! it’s a great place with that wharf going so far out, and being so high makes it easier!

    – bazcelt

  • Sandy Woolard
    Sandy Woolardover 4 years ago

    Awesome POV…Great capture!!!

  • thanks heaps!

    – bazcelt

  • Esther  Moliné
    Esther Molinéover 4 years ago

    Wow, great lon exposure, hope you didn’t get wet!

  • thanks Esther – wet and sandy!!! lol!

    – bazcelt

  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkover 4 years ago

    Love this one Baz! Well worth the wet feet! :-)

  • Thanks heaps Lori! I thought so after, at the time I was less certain!

    – bazcelt

  • robpower
    robpowerover 4 years ago

    love the angle here Barry and that water :)

  • thanks heaps mate!

    – bazcelt

  • Colin  Williams Photography
    Colin William...over 4 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • thanks heaps Colin! :))

    – bazcelt

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