Lighting - Commandant's House - Port Arthur by Marilyn Harris

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LightingCommandant’s House – Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia.

Featured in It’s in the Detail and The Best of Red Bubble

The Commandant was Port Arthur’s most senior official. A residence befitting his rank and position was erected on high ground on the fringe of settlement in 1833.

The Commandant’s House, originally built as a simple wooden cottage, had a commanding view over the rest of the settlement. It evolved over the years to become a many-roomed complex fringed by ornate gardens and pathways and separated from the rest of settlement by high masonry walls.

As Tasmania’s period of convict transportation drew to a close in the late 19th century, the building changed hands to become the Carnarvon Hotel in 1885 and then a guest house which operated until the 1930s.

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Shutter Speed: 1/20sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 800

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  • Caitlin Dickman
    Caitlin Dickmanover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Marilyn!! Beautiful work, fabulous image! :D

  • Thank you so much Caitlin – Really appreciate! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • WendyJC
    WendyJCover 3 years ago

    beautiful lighting :o)
    lovely image

  • Thank you so much Wendy – Appreciate! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 3 years ago

    Most unusual but very effective Marilyn.

  • Thanks Roy – Appreciate! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Evita
    Evitaover 3 years ago

    Fabulous image and work !!! ☺♥

  • Thank you so much Evita – Appreciate! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • GemmaWiseman
    GemmaWisemanover 3 years ago

  • Thank You so much Gemma and It’s in the Detail for this honour! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble! This is fantastic, great work!

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture and lighting. Looks stunning !!

  • Thank you so much Sean! Appreciate! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! You have been featured in The Best of Red Bubble, June 4, 2011. You can read about it in the forum post, June 4 Double Feature Part II.

  • Thank You so much Kathleen and The Best of Red Bubble for this honour! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 3 years ago

    Congratulations Marilyn on your features with this amazing work. Well done! Cheers, Graham.

  • Thanks so much Graham! An honour to be amongst such great works! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Ian A. Hawkins
    Ian A. Hawkinsover 2 years ago

    Nice to see again, the incredible wallpaper in the room (or is it in the entrance hall – can’t remember), so strong, rich and expensive! – exuding power & wealth.
    A hallmark of the Commandant’s superior position. Also the “blue” used in that paper was very expensive to achieve at that time. A similar paper with same blue background was recently discovered (under 15 layers!) in the Magistrate’s Room, in the old Supreme Court House (c.1830) at Oatlands in the Tasmanian Midlands.

    I was a volunteer guide there, before going to the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, in Hobart.

    This is a marvellous pic, Marilyn. The “candle-light” captures the colonial ambiance superbly.


  • Wow! You are a wealth of information Ian. Thank you for the info. It must have been wonderful being a guide there. Something that has always interested me. I think I would need 3 life times to be able to do all the things I wish! There is so much history in our amazing world! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

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