Victoria Dock, Hobart on a beautiful clear morning, the second day of Spring here in the Southern hemisphere.
View over the fishing boats, world-famous Mures Seafood Restaurant on the wharf, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery on waterfront Davey Street and other city rooftops up to Mount Wellington.
Victoria Dock is listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register. The surrounding Sullivans cove area is a designated heritage precinct with many landmarks of Hobart’s history.
Fittingly for the first week of Spring we were under clear blue skies for the first time in weeks although the temperature was a crisp 5 degrees.
The bows in the foreground belong to our controversial police launch “Fortesque” purchased in 2008. A parliamentary inquiry into the shortcomings of the $1.6 million PV Fortescue earlier this year heard the boat would never be able to complete all the tasks it was designed to perform. A report by Auditor-General Mike Blake last year suggested it might be financially and operationally preferable for Tasmania Police to scrap the boat rather than repair it.
Despite numerous works to rectify faults, PV Fortescue still performs poorly, is unable to handle rough seas, has cramped sleeping quarters, vibrates excessively and is very noisy.
This shot taken with Pentax k-r on 2 September 2011.
Lens Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
Minor adjustments to shadows, highlights and sharpening in PSE 9.
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