Fremantle Architecture 4 by Lynden

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4 Cliff Street Fremantle

On 25 April 1829, the ship HMS Challenger under the guidance of Captain Fremantle had arrived in the waters off the Fremantle coast to make preparations for the Swan River Colony.
On 2 May 1829, Captain Fremantle formally took possession on behalf of King George IV of the entire west coast of New Holland in a ceremony conducted just near the south head of the Swan River. A few days later a camp was set up in a bay just south of the head, and Fremantle has been occupied ever since.
A month later, on 1 June, Captain James Stirling on the Parmelia arrived to officially set up the Swan River Colony. The settlement of Perth began on 12 August 1829.
Captain Fremantle left the colony on 25 August after providing much assistance to Stirling in setting up the colony. It was then that Stirling decided to name the port settlement ‘Fremantle’.
In 1897, Irish-born engineer C. Y. O’Connor deepened Fremantle harbour and removed the limestone bar and sand shoals across the entrance to the Swan River, thus rendering Fremantle a serviceable port for commercial shipping. Fremantle still serves as the chief general seaport for Western Australia, though far greater tonnages are exported from the iron-ore ports of the Pilbara.
Pietro Porcelli’s statue of C. Y. O’Connor, who designed Fremantle Harbour, at Fremantle Port. Fremantle has seen many industrial conflicts, the most famous of which occurred in 1919 when rioting broke out during “the lumpers’ strike”, resulting in one death and many injuries.
During World War II, Fremantle was the second largest base for Allied submarines operating in the Pacific theatre. There were up to 125 US, 31 British and 11 Free Dutch submarines operating out of Fremantle, until the Americans moved forward to the Philippines.
Source: Wikipedia

Location: Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f3.5 – 6.3 @ 21mm
Exposure: f4, 1/250, ISO100, RAW, Handheld
Processing: Photomatix 3.2 (5 exp ±1) & Photoshop CS4



Lynden is from Geelong, Victoria, Australia and has been a photographer since the 1980’s and producing digital images since 2003.

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  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 3 years ago

    Well done lynden. I like the processing.

  • Thank you Christine!

    – Lynden

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thank you Bob!

    – Lynden

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Kathy!

    – Lynden

  • wfdaw0
    wfdaw0over 3 years ago

    Absolutely love this one Lynden, everything nice and straight, two dimensional people (clever), restrained tone mapping, a classic. Have you let yourself loose on Port Adelaide yet? If so, point me in the direction of the photos!

    BTW I came across a bridge designed by O’Connor near Greymouth in New Zealand, where he worked before becoming disillusioned with his superiors and came to Australia.

  • Cheers Warren, appreciate your comments. I’ve been to Adelaide a few times but haven’t had a chance to snap the architeture … perhaps next time!

    – Lynden

  • Emma  Smith
    Emma Smithover 3 years ago

    Great sunlight hitting the side of the buildings. Perfect time to go out photographing!

  • Thanks Emma!

    – Lynden

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanover 3 years ago

    Excellent composition and treatment and absence of traffic is great.

  • Thank you again Tony. Appreciate the comment.

    – Lynden

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Wonderul capture and treatment in this photo.Love the clarity and detail and history Well done and presentd

  • Thank you very much for the comment!

    – Lynden

  • mellychan
    mellychanover 3 years ago

    this is great. being a perth girl, i enjoyed your wiki snippet. thank you for providing that background.

  • Thank you very much Melly!

    – Lynden

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