Images of a Big Island


Lucinda is the mainland town closest to Orpheus Is. Only a small place, it has 3 of the largest sheds I think I have ever seen which are used for sugar storage. The sugar is then conveyed along arguably Australia’s longest jetty (6km) to ships offshore. Due to damage incurred during Cyclone Yasi the jetty and sheds are lying empty at the moment.

This image is of another jetty which used to take reasonably large vessels but due to shoaling is now only used as a fishing platform.

In the background you can see Hinchinbrook Island which has some huge peaks that are nearly always covered in cloud, in fact there are still missing aircraft from WW II  that haven’t been found to this day! I was hoping to get some images of the island and the sugar jetty next morning but once again, the rain beat me!


6 responses

  1. Hi Tim,

    I really like this shot. Mostly I like the way the chair and the lifebuoy is iluminated. Got to love your part of the world. 🙂


    April 17, 2012 at 9:44 am

  2. Thanks Jamie, one thing I have been doing more of lately is using LiveView when shooting. Gives me a great starting point on where I want my exposures, after that ,a little judicious post processing!

    April 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  3. Superb! Looks great.

    April 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm

  4. True North Mark

    Nice Mate!

    April 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm

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