Was going to post some more photos of Melbourne, but formatted the
computer last night so I didn't get around to processing any. Took
this down at Mutton Cove, had some clouds around for this shot which
Sorry to post and run, will try and catch on others streams and groups later tonight :)
- Canon 5D Mark2.
- ISO 100, f16, 1/50 sec, 29mm.
- Canon 17-40 f/4 L.
Standard 3 exposure (+2,0,-2 EV)
- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option
- Adjustment of hue/saturation
- Adjustment of curves to increase the overall contrast (Linear)
- Adjustment of levels
- USM on Background Layer
- Reduced noise with Noiseware Pro
- Sig/Borders Added
About Excelsior – Mutton Cove
The screw steamer Excelsior was built in 1897 by Gourlay Brothers of
Dundee, Scotland. The steel hulled vessel measured 131.0 feet (39.9 m)
in length, 24.0 feet (7.3 m) breadth, 10.8 feet (3.3 m) depth and was
310 gross tons.
The Excelsior was originally registered in Sydney (1897) and employed on the north coast of New South Wales before its purchase by the Tahiti firm, L Ballands, with its register transferred to Papeete.
In 1904 the vessel was again registered in Sydney, and in 1908 was owned by South Australian flour millers, John Darling and Sons. By 1912 the Excelsior was owned by the South Australian Farmers Union Cooperative (registered in Adelaide) and remained under their ownership until 1933 when it was sold to the South Australian Harbors Board. The Excelsior today steamer was converted to a coal hulk, lightering coal to the steam powered dredges working in Port Adelaide.
As diesel-powered dredges took over from the coal-fuelled ones, the Excelsior was laid up, eventually being abandoned at Mutton Cove, on the northern end of the Lefevre Peninsula, in 1945. Today the remains lie embedded in mud, east of Outer Harbor. The rusting hull shows little sign of salvage. The bow is intact but sections of the stern have collapsed.