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Chelsea Sugar Factory
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Copyright: Scott Thomas (Sharpshooter) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 551 W: 73 N: 1658] (7016)
Rodzaj: Miejsca
Medium: Kolorowe
Data wykonania: 2009-07-09
Kategorie: Życie codzienne, Natura, Ważne momenty, Mood
Aparat: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), - Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS, 58mm Marumi UV, 58mm Hoya Polarizing Filter
Naświetlenie: f/10.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja, Workshop
Dodano: 2009-07-10 0:36
Oglądane: 6575
Ulubione: 4 [Widok]
Punkty: 131
[Noty - Informator] Notatki Autora
I took this shot yesterday from the Chelsea Sugar Refinery on the North Shore of Auckland. It was established in 1884, and remains New Zealand's main source of sugar products. It is also one of Auckland's deepwater ports. The views from this location are fantastic, looking straight across the harbour with the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the Sky Tower in plain sight. This POV looks towards pond opposite the duck pond, the sun was beaming through two trees behind me when I took this.

The site for this factory was chosen due to the deep water access, allowing a port to be built in 1884. Raw sugar came from Fiji, Cuba, Australia, Indonesia and Peru for refining, and, until the building of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, the finished products were shipped out from the wharf. All other commodities, such as coal, food and mail, were also handled by Chelsea Wharf.

The bright apricot coloured buildings seen in this shot are clearly visible from the Auckland Harbour Bridge and were built with 1.5 million bricks made by hand from clay found on site. Sugar is still refined at Chelsea and this year it celebrates 125 years of continuous refining on the site.

The North Shore City Council now owns a huge clump of land, which is suitably named Chelsea Estate Heritage Park. It cost a whopping 20-million dollars to purchase in June 2008. They have turned it into a large wildlife area, consisting of swamps, four lakes, bushwalks and lavish views across the harbour. It was only recently opened in March of this year.

The Chelsea Estate Heritage Park is a public reserve of natural and historical significance both regionally and nationally. It is also part of the longest continuous stretch of coastal bushland on the Waitemata Harbour and provides a natural habitat for over 50 varieties of native and exotic birds.

For anyone wondering, the two objects seen floating in the water are called aerators. The aerator motor spins an under water propeller, which draws air through an intake and down into the water where it is dispersed. By doing this it increases the oxygen content in the water, which in turn recovers plant life and helps keep the stormwater discharges cleaner when they enter the sea.

Very worth checking out if you ever have the time. It is located only a short distance from the Onewa Road off-ramp after the Harbour Bridge (if you’re travelling from the southern end of Auckland). The road to look for is called Colonial Road.

EXIF Data:
Image Quality: RAW
Device: Canon EOS 450D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS
Focal Length: 25mm
Aperture: F/10
Shutter Speeds: 1/40s, 1/160s, 1/10s
Exposure Mode: Manual Control
Metering: Evaluative Metering
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 200
Date Taken: 9th July 2009, 10:04am

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  • Great 
  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-07-10 0:41]
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HI Scott ;)))
Fantastic view...Wonderful atmosphere...Perfect reflection...ALL my complsments,
J ;)

NIce scene Scott, reflection is stunning, slightly over saturated colours. You sure do get around the place, good to see

Warm colourful scene. Beautiful reflection and superb lighting and sharpness. I would have cloned the wires though (upper left).
cheers

Joris

  • Great 
  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-07-10 0:53]
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Super image.
I like very much. Colors, contrast, excellent light.
Have a beautiful day,
Adrian

Hi Scott

Fantastic Photo, nice refection and POV, and so is composition.

TFS

Hi Scott
Wonderful capture and POV
Great colors and reflections
Burak

Salut Scott.
Magnifique travail d’exposition qui a donne cette belle image avec des couleurs splendide.
Bravo pour cette superbe photo.
Bonne journée.
Urs

Hi Scott, relaxing image, great colors, nice place...thank you for your visit and comment.
Regards from Spain,
Kristian

Hi Scott,

Stunning photography the colours are so magnificent the greenery looks so lush for this time of year. Great reflections the sky is blissful nice sharp details and lovely dof well done.

Regards
Jon

Hi my friend...
Beautiful shot with so nice reflection...
Beautiful composition, colors...
Have a nice weekend...
Regards...
Andro

Hi Scott,
A superb scene with a splendid reflection!
A continuity of an eye-pleasing composition!
Great lighting and excellent sharpness!
Marvellous colors and great details.
A very clean presentation.
Best regards.

Francis Xavier

Very nice image Scott...love the reflection, looks like a beautiful day you had up North.
Top marks for the notes as well~!

regards Tracey

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  • Margy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 103 W: 6 N: 221] (2520)
  • [2009-07-10 1:34]
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Hi Scott,

An amazing landscapephoto with wonderful colors and good sharpness.The reflexion into the water is so nice!
Good composition too,
Regards, Marga

Hi Scott,
What an amazing landscape vith very impressive colours and reflection.TFS.
Cheers,

hAyAti

Hello Scott! Wonderful landscape with mysterious factory, original architecture. Excellent mirror. Superb colours. Good luck!

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-07-10 2:05]
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Hi Scott,
A fantastic reflection and a blue that just draws you right into the picture, fantastic detail and composition. TFS
Bri

Hello Scott,

This must be the most attractive port that I have ever seen!
I like you pov which gives a slight curve to the water's edge producing a wonderful 3D effect from the bushes and their mirror-like reflections.
Excellent sharp focus and fine composition.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

hi scott
should rename it lake placid great colours and reflection, the ground look more like a golf course than a factory,
regards
jimmy

Hi Scott,
Beautiful landscape and composition ,
great colors and sharpness,
beautiful reflection and light,
Nice presentation and notes,
well done..
Michel

hello Scott
how are you its a fantastic and amazing capture of this wonderful place.The POV is lovelly.colors are fantastic and well controlled lights and contrasts too.Your note is interesting and informative too.TFS

hello scott

wpnderful landscape
the colors are vived and profond
nice clarity and ful détails
the reflectionin the water is great
wonderful picture

  • Great 
  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-07-10 6:18]
  • [+]

Hlelo,

Mervielleux reflet, un éclaire grandisoe de tons fantastique, ce nuages qui se reflčtent dans ce bleu profond, fabuleux.

Bravo et amitié

Nicou

Boa tarde Scott
Perfect capture of reflection. Looks great!
Have a good We
My regards
teresat

Hi Scott,

An absolutley stunning shot. The vivid blues in the sky and reflection in the quiet waters are wonderful. As always, excellent sharpness and composition. TFS.

Best regards,
Werner

  • Great 
  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2009-07-10 8:00]
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Hi Scott,

Superb picture; WHOW!
These colors, this light, this reflection, this composition.......G R E A T !!
I like this very much; well done mate!

TFS and greetings from Zealand, Netherlands,
Adri

WOW!! Spectacular colors, reflections and scenery. Very nice pov and detail. I must add this to my favorites. TFS

Oh my word,
what incredible color! I love the richness of the blues and greens and the warmly colored buildings in contrast. Beautiful light, lovely reflections and wonderfully balanced. That is one lovely shot! Many thanks and kind regards,
Shelly

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 599 N: 1942] (14751)
  • [2009-07-10 11:33]
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Hi Scott,I think everything that should be said has been said,I would just like to say the the richness of the colours captured really hit me, wow.
I may have cloned out the wires about a third down to the left
but thats just me,they take nothing away from this vibrant image.
TFS

Ron

Hello!
Excellent POV and composition!
Wonderful view,a fine colours and light,perfect sharpness,beautiful reflections.
Very well done.
Greetings
Tadeusz

Hi Scott
fantastic work and pp
good in reflection effect
colours and lights are really well taken and worked
ciao
Lucio

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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-07-10 14:48]
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Scott... 1st Hi... second a masterpiece!
can't stop the Wow Factor here, talk about
the incredible reflection, mirror like if not
better, the fresh colors... and the excellent
clarity and lighting..
can talk forever about this composition, extraordinary
work.. my compliments...

have a great WE my friend
suzy

  • Great 
  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2009-07-10 15:50]
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Hello Scott.
Amazing shot and very well presented.
Great clear reflections on the water makes it and vivid colours.

Well done!
Regards
Janek Kloss

Would be worth a visit in the future, the reflections really jump out, pity about the noise in the lower left foreground.

Hi Scott,
great view of the Chelsea Sugar Refinery, another famous Auckland icon, the PoV is VG and the colours are certainly rich and vibrant - did you use a polarising filter?
regards
Jack

Hi Scott

Excellent reflection and very strong colour saturation.

There is quite a definite line in the foreground where the colour of the water changes to very deep blue.

Cheers
Carl

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-07-10 18:05]
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Hi Scott,
A professional quality for this photo! This would have a first place in a touristic magazine!
I don't repeat what others said, I agree with them. Just say that you are a great photographer!
Congratulations! Annie

  • Great 
  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-07-10 20:33]
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hi Scott,
this reflecting effect on the water is very nice, it makes a little wonder and strange space in this picture. it is interesting for my eyes.
perhaps the dark shadow portions of trees and sky show us hidden feeling beyond superficial image...fine rippled surface of water screens the real sensation out.
thank you for your excellent shot,
Akihisa

Hi MF Scott,
An amazingly beautiful scene capture of a wonderful place from an atractive POV with superb warm colours, clarity and delightful composition.
TFS and Have a nice WE!
Cheers,
Bayram

The reflections are absolutely amazing
the clarity same
grate colors and view with perfect light and clarity!
Grate work!

Oana

Hi Scott
WoW!
It is a real landscape shot with magnificent details and lighitng
The colors are really outstanding my friend, the reflection is well captured. Better to remove those cables.
Best wishes
Alireza

Hello Scot,

Perfect mirror effect...
Perfect clarity...
perfect contrast and colors...
Perfect composition...
Selahattin E

Hi Scott

Astonishing reflections, in the tranquil, mirror like surface of the water, with good saturation, colour, and sharpness. Tfs!

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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2009-07-11 3:42]
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Hello Scott
This is one of the best Photo in ur gallery :)

Great composition fantastic reflection, beautiful colors and excellent clarity.

Very well done buddy.
Keep up the good work :)

TFS
Cheers
JZM

Hi Scott
It is a real landscape shot with magnificent details and lighting
realy beautiful shot
Best wishes
peiman

Olá Scott!

Wow... what fantastic capture!
I like so much. Beautiful colors combination, reflexion, details and sharpness.
A nice view of this beautiful place.
Well done! TFS.

Best regards,
Paulo.

Hello Scott,

very beautiful POV on this refinery where colors and contrasts offer a most successful image of.
With very good sharpness, these reflections are more pleasant.
A very good work

Regards
Laurent

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 935 W: 106 N: 610] (10187)
  • [2009-07-11 15:13]
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Perfect shot, nice blue tones
good use of CPL
nice reflections
TFS

  • Great 
  • BT123 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 5 N: 143] (985)
  • [2009-07-11 23:35]
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Hi Scott
Great landscape capturing good reflections and the colour of the blue. Well done
Regards
Balwant

hello Scott,

another one that i like.. amazing blue tone shown here.. beautiful taken.. looks like a very calming place to be.. fantastic work you did esp. the sharpness and detail of this place.. good job.. i'm still not good in taking landscape shot and i can learned from your note.. tfs..

regards, terry

Hi Scott,
Hopefully I won't disturb your party on this picture. Indeed a fine composition with a stunning reflection. For sure you do have a good eye for landscape images!
What me boders are the colours. In my opinion they are over saturated, particular the bluish tone doesn't look natural and the greens are a bit to green. Anyway made a WS to show what I mean. So far this is my honest opinion about this posting.
Hans

Hi Scott,

Dynamic colours in this photo. Good clarity and composition - the reflection is awesome! Looks like you had a calm day judging from the water. Awesome photography weather! TFS.

Martyn

nice one..

amazing shot i like the reflection..

thanks for sharing..

best regards
bhot

Ciao Scott. Fantastic reflection and magnificent colours here. I like the perspective and the amazing light. Exciting HDR work, indeed.

Roberto

Hi Scott!
Superb image!!
great sharp colours and perfect lighting,
amazing reflections and angle of view!
Regards and tfs
Kostas

Hi Scott.
That's majestic perspective. Amazing colours, definition, sharpness, reflection...
You are ,day by day, better than ever.
Congratullations with best wishes for you.
Elisabete

What a stunning photo Scott !!! The colours, reflection, compo are amazing. You were lucky to see some clouds, they bring something special in the sky and in your photo.
Great work !

regards, willie

hello Scott
impressive the first glance but beyond a beautiful game of mirage, the colours with the excessive saturation, spoil the result, also the building remove from the good sense of landscape,in the photograph the exaggeration does not need it emanates from photoshop...
regards
Nasos

bonjour Scott,

Superbe cliché aux merveilleuses couleurs, nous offrant des contrastes merveilleux!!!
Reflets de toutes beautés et tous ces jolis bleus qui agrémentent le cliché avec cette sucrerie aux teintes ocres et la verdure qui l'enveloppent dans un bel écrin!!!
Amitiés
odile

Hidden treasures, eh? I never knew this place existed - and what a great capture! I do like the rich, deep saturation of blues and greens in this shot - interesting the dark/greyish patch of sky immediately above the factory, trying to determine whether it's distant rain, God expressing disapproval of the sugar industry, or a glitch in post-work?
Rew

Hi Scott
Perfect !! very nice pic --
is a very beautiful picture I love ;-)
Gilles from Paris

Looking at the ws by Greenbaron I can see what he is trying to say but if photography is about producing a pleasing image then I would say you have succeeded and all the comments are evidence of this. Considering all the hdr useage today I see no problem with a little oversaturation ;-) Lovely image TFS
warm regards
David

Hi Scott
Best HDR you have done the capture is beautiful using the polarizing lenses has help you out here during the day ,the colours are spot on and lighting well done.

DK

Hi again Scott,
Sometimes it's said on TrekLens that points do not always reflect the quality of the photo, it may be true in some cases,but here it is surely not. Really one of your best photos with fantastic shades of green and blue colours, saturation is nice. Probably not very natural, but I think it's not a problem thi case, becuse you present something 'magical' and 'unreal' as an ideal scene. Good job, I like this shot!
Greetings,
Kristof

Hi,
Wonderful shot, good lighting! Great sharpness and beautiful reflections in the water.
Best regards.
Ana

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  • aymen (82)
  • [2009-08-20 4:39]

wonderful colors !!!!!!!!!! very nice!

Beautiful reflection and great lighting and sharpness.
Regards Zoran

Hello Scott
it is necessayr to give this perfect shot some more points.
Best wishes,
Achim

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