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While standing on the rocks watching a southerly front bare down on La Perouse I couldn’t help but look at the scene unfolding before me and recall a documentary I watched a few years ago about the infamous penitentiary – Alcatraz.
The documentary spoke about the solitude of Alcatraz, the frightening reverberations that thunder and lightning would make through the prison and about the many failed escape attempts.
Whilst it is confirmed that three inmates did escape in 1962 on a small inflatable raft many who know the story would also be aware that, to this day, the FBI have been unable to confirm if they survived their quest or not.
The only inmate to successfully swim to shore was inmate #AZ2403 - John Paul Scott. Unfortunately for him, he was captured shortly after making land.
Did the Anglin brothers and Frank Morris actually escape the island and survive? Who knows! It’s a cool story none-the-less.
I’m undecided if I like this image or not.
In-fact, this was the first image I had shot during the storms that ravished Sydney last week but I have held off posting it until now as I simply didn’t connect with it as well as some of the other images I had shot. Despite that it still tells a great story about magnitude of these storms and the sheer brilliance of the lightning that illuminated our city for those few days.
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Saltspring Island .. Canada
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One of a handful of cottages on the island of Ynys Enlli, also known as Bardsey Island, North Wales, UK. The warden's cottage is on the right. More info about Bardsey here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardsey_Island
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Staten Island Ferry in the frozen waters of the Henry Hudson River and about to dock unto the South Ferry Terminal in Manhattan, New York.
Big thanks to Nick Steinberg for leading the way on this trip to shoot the Bay Bridge. I have had this on the list forever a really needed a good image for a recent assignment that I got. The color from the afterglow lasted just long enough to mix in with the blue hour light, and to top it off there was still plenty of orange mixed in the city lights to celebrate the Giants WS victory! Hope you enjoy, let me know what you think!
Burano Island is another “relative” of Venice. The history tells that the name "Burano" created from "Porta Boreana", the northern door of the city... Burano is known for the happily colored houses. The color selection of each house is part of a very specific system originating hundreds of years ago. Locals are required to petition the government if they wish to paint their homes and only certain (albeit, very bright and loud) colors are permitted, but old legend says that fishermen painted their houses to see them from long distance when they were far away for fishing especially during a misty weather. In combination with reflections of houses and boats in a water it makes the views absolutely unforgettable. Burano's main trade is still fishing and island retains an ancient fishing village character looking like an illustration to fairy tale.
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The small island of Inchgarvie sits in the Firth of Forth, beneath the Forth Rail Bridge.
In the spring of 1879 work started on the island for a proposed bridge over the Forth that was never built. Today you can still see the column of bricks that were built for the bridge. the castle dates from 1490 and was used as a prison in 1519-1671.
In 1779 cannons were mounted here when John Paul Jones threatened the Firth of Forth
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Photo of a portion of the Great Falls at Rock Island State Park in Tennessee.
This is the west end of Grand Cayman Island. The water here is amazingly colorful and beautiful.
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Tiny island (more like dead coral bank) located a few km off the coast of Iriomote Island.
Amazing snorkeling point.
Between Iriomote Island and Hatoma Island, Okinawa, JAPAN
A view of Charles Island from Silver Sands in Milford Connecticut.
Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn) is a magical place. Located at the far end of a pleasant beach near Newborough Warren, this narrow finger of land is an ideal picnic site during fine weather, but also an exhilarating place when the winter winds blow. Its rolling dunes, large rock outcrops and mixture of historic buildings makes it an ideal place for an afternoon of exploration
This is Anacapa Island, part of the Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California.