Gidday Rusty by Michael Matthews

A deliciously rusty crane at Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, Australia.
I liked the angle of this one more than the other shots.

Photographed with a Canon 400D at the Redbubble Rumble at Cockatoo Island on Easter Saturday, 2012.
The other side of the crane had better lighting than this sunny/shady side but this side had more of the great orange rust colour.

Cockatoo Island was a former convict prison and shipyard now accessed by ferries from Circular Quay & Parramatta & used for entertainment & overnight camping.

100 views as of Apr 30, 2012.

Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • peter  jackson
    peter jacksonabout 3 years ago

    A rusty old bugger all right Michael you have done a nice job with the rust colour great shot mate.

  • Older & rustier than me even. Thanks Peter. The light was tricky here. Bright sunlight after all that rain.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ian Berry
    Ian Berryabout 3 years ago

    Good angle & treatment here Michael.

  • Thanks Ian.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 3 years ago

    Well captured against the sky Michael !
    I didn’t think you were either old or rusty :)

  • Thanks Trish .. just a little bit of both.

    – Michael Matthews

  • miroslava
    miroslavaabout 3 years ago

    great shot, I did the same shot from the back but on different crane, not yet up :))

  • Thanks Miroslava. There were lots of fascinating rusty cranes.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsabout 3 years ago

    The rust on this is amazing, I don’t know if I’d feel safe standing beneath it!! Looks very much like a film shot… what camera did you use Michael?

  • Thanks Mark. I didn’t think of it falling despite the strong winds. Still using the trusty Canon 400D & process with the Canon Zoombrowser & SyncUp on Windows 7.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardalmost 3 years ago

    Really nice find, Michael.

  • Thanks Sheryl & thanks for the fave. I loved the rich orange rust & this angle.

    – Michael Matthews

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