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~ Stanwell Tops ~
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Copyright: Alaettin KI (TasmaniaC) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 240 N: 1062] (5886)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-23
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Nikon D80 DSLR, 67 mm HOYA circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-28 0:15
Viewed: 2125
Points: 61
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Check the map view for the location ;)..

Located at the edge of the Royal National Park, Stanwell Park and Stanwell Tops are well known for their beautiful coastal and cliff views, beaches, picnic areas and great surfing beaches.

Stanwell Park was possibly named after the village of Stanwell on the south side of London. It was also known by the Aboriginal name "Little Bulli". Bulli means "two mountains" and referred to those on each side of the village.

Bald Hill, Stanwell Park is a world-class hang gliding site with paragliding, tandem flights and instructors. Be blown away by some of the most spectacularly beautiful coastline on the east coast of Australia on a glider or flight.

On top of Bald Hill is a memorial to Lawrence Hargrave. The memorial is dedicated to his pioneering work in aeronautics, a lot of which he carried out in Stanwell Park. It is a beautiful lookout from which to admire the pristine coastline stretching out below.

The surrounding area offers some fantastic walks and natural attractions. Pack a picnic and make the pleasant walk to Kelly's Falls. Check out the historical Aboriginal Carvings on the trees in Peace Garden, just a short walk from the Stanwell Park Train Station.

Visit the Symbio Wildlife Gardens to see native, exotic and farmyard animals in a serene garden environment. You are able to pet some of the animals and there are demonstrations daily.

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  • Great 
  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-05-28 0:23]

Hi Alaettin
Beautiful shot...
Nice colors and composition...
Have a nice day...

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-05-28 0:26]

Hola amigo,
hermoso trabajo, bello pov, y dof.
detalles excelentes,
color y excelente vista,
saludos Alaettin

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-05-28 0:29]

What a beauty, my friend, what a beauty !


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-05-28 0:30]

Hi Alaettin,

Nice shot!!! Great composition and pov, love the sky... very nice colours and contrast here, :D

Have a nice day,


Hello alaettin,
This is a good landscape image!
good pov with great depth over the land!
good fg perspective with sharpness, nice colour and details
I compliment
well done

Hello Alaettin! Amazing perspective. Excellent landscape. Good capture. Very original shot. Good luck!

great view. nice pov and composition.




oh, what a beautiful cloud formation you captured here, Alaettin.

while the clouds sways to the left, the surf moves inland to the right. what a balance.

great colours on all subjects here as well. very well presented.


Hola, que trabajo excelente tienes aqui! me esncata como luce el cielo en contraste con el mar y el verde, una composicion bellisima, te felicito>!

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  • yer6 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 226 W: 40 N: 118] (1368)
  • [2008-05-28 15:20]
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bu nasıl bir güzellik.. görene de çekene de selam olsun.

Hello Alaettin!
Wow! What a beautiful place and great composition!
Wonderful colours and fantastic sky!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-05-29 0:33]

Merhaba Alaettin,
Bu ne sıra dışı bir kompozisyon.Hayran kaldım.Kutluyorum.Necla.:)later.

Nice capture with an excellent pov.Lovely whispy clouds coming up from the south.
Best wishes,

merhaba sevgili alaettin
mükemmel bir manzara ve derinlik.güzel bir kumsal ve harika gökyüzü.tebrikler dostum.
gürkan akçakır.

Hello Alaettin,
Love the colors here.
Beautiful beach shot. TFS

Hello Alaettin,

Excellent shot, great perspective and superb colors, especially the sky looks great.
Best regards,

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29410)
  • [2008-06-01 12:47]

WOW ! WOW ! One to be proud Alaettin, a real nice quality of photography, everything is just perfect. A great, great one.


Hi Ak, can you enlighten me as to the exact location of this place? Nicely composed with good colour and light. TFS,

Merhaba Alaettin abi.
Çok güzel bir noktadan fotoğraflamışsın, dik kadraj gayet isabetli bir seçim olmuş.
Paylaştığın için teşekkürler, saygı ve selamlarımla.


wat a great sky...
great colorbalance here!!!!!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-06-10 12:17]

Hello Alaettin! Very good composition with great technical qualities, good use of the wide angle, thanks my friend!


Alaettin, I recognise my home!!! Illawarra is a lovely place - this is one of my favourite spots, especially when the hang gliders are out!!! I lovely capture - well done.......mark

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 66 N: 252] (2190)
  • [2008-07-13 13:52]

What a place and what a composition! Clouds played well with you to create wonderfull harmony.TFS and thanks for a kind words on my recent post.

Merhaba abi
Harika ötesi bir çalışman daha. Harika manzara . Bulutlar her zaman ki gibi muhteşem.
Eline sağlık.


Excellent composition and note. Good use of the polarizer filter.

Harika bir manzara. Bulutlar ve deniz muthis gozukuyor. ellerinize saglik,


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  • bigil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 283 W: 38 N: 75] (2536)
  • [2008-08-25 16:58]

Bravo Alaettin, superbe imge que ceci. La couleur de la mer et l'effet des nuages qui ajoutent à la profondeur sont magnifiques.

Very engaging POV !
Good exposure and DoF. Well done Alaettin.
Best regards, Daniel

Hi Alaettin,
I love the high clouds in this photo. They have this kind of magic attraction to them. Your high POV allowed for a wonderful view down the seaside village. The breaking surf and the clarity have created a very pleasant composition.

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  • prfry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 60 N: 142] (727)
  • [2008-09-29 20:14]

Hi Alaettin,
I've been to this exact spot many many times but my pictures never look as good as this!!! The colours and textures work in perfect harmony together - I love the way the soft clouds mimic the foam of the sea. Very nice work.

Hello Alaettin,

Very interesting coastline here . Looks like our Gaspesian Coastline. Somebody must have pointed out the horizon should be leveled. ( LOL!) Lovely sky is adding a lot of interest in your composition. Great POV to benefit of the available sunlight, and best visibility of the sea surface ( without having any overexposed reflections on it )


PS. Perhaps. A place to remember to visit shall we go to Sydney ( if everything goes as planned, we will). looking at the map , I just saw Bathurst is not too far from Sydney too . I happen to enjoy watching the V8 Supercars races too ). Perhaps I should plan my itinerary to ensure I will be attending to one race. But then I will face problems finding hotels....

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