The old jetty at Catho, Australia by Fran53

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The old jetty at Catho, Australia by 

The coal mine near Catherine Hill Bay, just south of Newcastle, is now closed so this jetty is redundant.

The village of Catho has remained largely unchanged for years but the proposed residential redevelopment of the coal terminal site threatens to change the village forever (and not for the better)!

Taken with my EOS 400D.


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  • Lianne Wooster
    Lianne Woosteralmost 4 years ago

    Love the slow shutter in this. Nice composition.

  • Hi Lianne,

    25 days ago I sent this “reply” to you:

    Thank you very much Lianne – I really appreciate your kind words. I notice you live in Woolgoolga – what a lovely part of the world! Regards

    However at the time I was so new to Redbubble I accidentally turned it into a comment on my own photo! Oops.

    Please accept my apologies for appearing as though I didn’t reply to you and didn’t appreciate your kind comments.


    – Fran53

  • Corinne Noon
    Corinne Noonalmost 4 years ago

    A Very Exciting Beach scene,Full of energy !

  • Thank you once again Corinne – you are very kind. Have you been to Australia? Our beaches are fantastic. I noticed you live in Unionville in the US – are there beaches there?

    – Fran53

  • UncaDeej
    UncaDeejover 3 years ago

    Nice one Fran,how long was the exp on this one.
    I surfed this pier all the time when i was a boy,done a lot of spear fishing there too,theres an old ships propeller near the end of the pier,not very far down.Brings back good memories…Deej.

  • Thanks Deej! I’ll have to get onto my other computer to check the exposure time on this. When I do I’ll let you know. Catho is a wonderful place isn’t it? I just hope the locals can save it from the developers. Cheers and thank you again for your kind comment.

    – Fran53

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghover 3 years ago

    Great composition and shutter speed Fran… It is a huge pity about the development up there isn’t it… I hope it doesn’t go ahead…

  • Thanks Sharon – much appreciated. I agree, I hope the developers are made to keep their hands off Catho.

    – Fran53

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 3 years ago

    What a wonderful photo! Great lighting – and I absolutely love the movement in the foreground!!

  • Thanks Mieke – one weekend I rented one of the cute little miner’s cottages and got up early on a rainy Saturday morning to get this shot. You’ve gotta love Catho.

    – Fran53

  • © Andrzej Goszcz,M.D. Ph.D
    © Andrzej Gosz...almost 3 years ago

    Nothing more that perfect ! Warmest cheers from Poland dear my friend .

  • Thanks a bunch for your comment Andy and for the “favouriting”. Happy Easter, Regards Fran

    – Fran53

  • PhotoTamara
    PhotoTamaraalmost 3 years ago

    Wow ! This is a brilliant long exposure… The waves are just wonderful with the diagonal composition. Well done !

  • Cheers Tamara – thank you for your lovely comment which I really appreciate. Regards, Fran

    – Fran53

  • Ruth Eiseman (Schloss)
    Ruth Eiseman (...almost 3 years ago

    How sad but I won’t rant here about coal mining. Beautiful picture, very peaceful…

  • Yes, Ruth – it breaks my heart too. Thank you – it is a favourite location of mine. Cheers, Fran

    – Fran53

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