Waves over the Canoe Pool - Newcastle Beach NSW by Bev Woodman

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With the high winds of the last couple of days, the surf along the eastern coastline has been huge. This shot was taken from Newcastle Baths looking across the canoe pool fence and south. Newcastle Ocean Baths with its art deco pavilion dates back to about 1911 and is one of Newcastle’s outstanding historic landmarks and is a popular open air studio for amateur photographers. Currently the pool is empty and the pavilion is undergoing restoration however it is still a top spot to capture the magic of the sea. The canoe pool next door is a shallow oval pool – when I was a child it had a map of the world on the floor of the pool and I found it fascinating to walk ‘all over the world’. Taken with the Nikon D80 using a 55-200 mm lens.

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  • Raquel O'Neill
    Raquel O'Neillabout 6 years ago

    This one is gorgeous Bev, well done indeed! Great memories of this place!

  • Thanks Raquel and pleased it stirred some memories. I think almost everyone with any photographic aspirations have tried to photograph this chain fence.

    – Bev Woodman

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathabout 6 years ago

    great image – so much movement and drama!!

  • Thanks Linda for the comment and you nailed it on the head – there was a lot of movement and drama in the waves yesterday.

    – Bev Woodman

  • Els Steutel
    Els Steutelabout 6 years ago

    beautiful image:)

  • Thank you Els for commenting – I always enjoy feedback

    – Bev Woodman

  • Lynda Berlin
    Lynda Berlinabout 6 years ago

    Lovely contrast and nice rich tones. The cool blues set the rich earth tones off so nicely!

  • Thank you Lynda for your positive comments – this was taken about 3.30pm so the late afternoon (winter) sun seemed to enhance the colours to my advantage.

    – Bev Woodman

  • Lynda – I missed saying in my previous reply that only a few minutes from this shot, across Newcastle Harbour is our lovely STOCKTON – I note you are from Stockton USA. Our’s is just a small ocean/harbour town that has been preserved for many years because of the lack of direct road access to it. In years gone by you had to either go by ferry or punt – the punt is gone now and there is a bridge a little bit further up the river so the town has started to boom.

    – Bev Woodman

  • Paul Manning
    Paul Manningabout 6 years ago

    Nice shot – I was there for the first time recently, I can imagine great photos from here.

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaabout 6 years ago

    i enjoy watching them !! thanks ,great photos. such a timing.

  • Thank you and I appreciate your comments

    – Bev Woodman

  • Brad Woodman
    Brad Woodmanabout 6 years ago

    This is one of your best by far Bev.
    Wow.Love the detail.
    My Fave for sure.

  • Thanks Brad for the nice comments – I had a good day roaming around yesterday but should have been there at high tide

    – Bev Woodman

  • jadeast
    jadeastabout 6 years ago

    just WOW!!!

  • I love the WOW factor in comments – always feels good – thanks Jade

    – Bev Woodman

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyabout 6 years ago

    Whahoo….looks like you’re really got this surf shot thing happening Bev!

  • Thanks again – I had the time of my life capturing these – I took heaps to make sure but then got quite confused picking the best ones to download. I’m very happy with the results.

    – Bev Woodman

  • handprintz
    handprintzabout 6 years ago

    love the angle you have taken this on ! lovely colours and comp

  • Thanks Trudi for commenting – most photographers around Newcastle attempt a shot here and I was so pleased with this one – I took quite a few and made a few mistakes but it pays to shoot them from as many angles as you can and I was so pleased with this one – I have another portrait shaped shot as well that I may post at a later date.

    – Bev Woodman

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