Sun Princess - Newcastle NSW by Bev Woodman

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The Sun Princess arriving into Newcastle Harbour on Sunday 18th October 2009 with the sand dunes at Nobbys’ Beach in the foreground. Its sheer size is felt in this image as it slowly makes its way down harbour to its berth. Newcastle, once an industrial harbour is now welcoming cruise ships on a regular timetable. Tourist coaches were lined up at Queen’s Wharf to show tourists the local sites that included the many beaches, Lake Macquarie, Pokolbin Vineyards, Port Stephens, Morpeth and major shopping centres. The Darby Street Fair was a huge attraction to many who didn’t want to venture far.

This image was taken from near Fort Scratchley using a Nikon D80, 55-400 mm Sigma lens wound to 200 mm, tripod mounted, 1/60 shutter speed, F5.3, 400 ISO.

I love the challenge of capturing what I see, admire and love. To share it with you is an added bonus. Photography to me is recording history. Please explore my galleries and enjoy♥

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  • Torfinn
    Torfinnover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture Bev! Wonderful colours, comp, and a gracious ship.

  • Hi Torfin and thank you for commenting … and especially for the favourite of this one. This was taken just after dawn with the sun shining directly on the vessel!♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 5 years ago

    Good shot Bev.

  • Thank you Sharon for the comment on this one!♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Davies
    Daviesover 5 years ago

    I saw this on the news Bev, what a huge ship it is.Fantastic capture.

  • Thanks Noelene. It approached just before dawn, the sky was overcast and for a moment I didn’t think we’d get much light at all. Then just as it entered the heads the sun broke through giving me this great light!♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • lianne
    lianneover 5 years ago

    She almost looks as if she’s beached on those dunes – lol. But what a fabulous capture of this lovely graceful ship! Perfectly lovely my friend.

  • Thanks Lianne – Newcastle gets so excited about these visits and despite the early morning there were a lot of people out to welcome its arrival. They usually let the cannons off at the fort (that was just above me) but because it was just after dawn they decided to do this when the ship left late the same day!♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Steve  Woodman
    Steve Woodmanover 5 years ago

    Now that’s a big ship …

  • Thanks Steve – Its not as big as the Millenium but its still pretty big. I’ve seen one similar to this in Sydney that they just reversed out of Circular Quay, turned it around and headed out as if it was a parked car!♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Anna D'Accione
    Anna D'Accioneover 5 years ago

    Shades of the Pasha Bulka. Great shot Bev!!

  • I could have called this one “on friendly shores” – thankfully this one was in deep water and not on the beach – thanks Anna and thanks for the favourite of these two!♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Helen Phillips
    Helen Phillipsover 5 years ago

    Great shots of a big ship! I am sure some passengers would love a copy of these.

  • Thanks Helen, I’ve got quite a few of quite a few angles as it approached Newcastle Harbour!♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 5 years ago
    Fantastic capture Bev!!! WOW…very imposing sight to see amongst the sand dunes!!LOL…*-)
  • Thanks Deb especially for the WOW! I always love a wow. This was taken as it was entering the port, the sun had burst through the clouds and was shining fully onto the white ship – so different to the other image!♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Bill Fonseca
    Bill Fonsecaover 5 years ago

    Great shot Bev, Looks like it’s run a ground. lol

  • Thanks Bill – this image was taken from the headland on the ocean side of Nobbys looking across the sand dunes that join Nobbys to the mainland – the ship is coming down harbour so it gives the appearance that it could be high and dry but I can assure you she’s not!♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • traveller
    travellerover 5 years ago

    Great capture Bev, it looks as if its gone aground.

  • Thanks Ian – read my comment to Bill above – she’s sailing into harbour. The Pashar Bulker of a few years ago ran aground just in front of where I was standing to take this image – we don’t want a repeat of that incident!♥

    – Bev Woodman

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