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Meeting Place, Canberra, Australia

By BobinAus
Captain Cook (who claimed the eastern portion of Australia for Great Britain) looks down on an exercise group in the forecourt of the National Library. The artwork in front of the exercisers is "Fire and Water", by Judy Watson, which is part of Reconciliation Place. This artwork celebrates the gathering of Indigenous peoples to feast on the bogong moth during summer in the mountains to the southwest of Canberra.

The version is a wide angle shot taken from within the bower of Fire and Water shortly after dawn two weeks earlier. The long, bronze gathering stone in the foreground makes percussive and droning noises devised by Michael Hewes to signify the sounds made by the gathering of the moths and the people who feast on them.

The arrival of the balloon was the second bit of good luck on that morning. It's the same balloon captured in the sunrise picture "Rise Up Early", taken 40 minutes earlier and several kilometres from the Library, which I posted a couple of weeks ago.

Tags: Exercise Australia Architecture Black and white Artwork Canberra Captain cook Portraits and people Reconciliation National Library Indigenous Australians

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Minty805 Plus
3 33 6 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2018 2:14PM
Nicely done, Bob. I like your treatment of the lead, and the balloon really is a bonus in the version. Allan

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sturko 2 Sweden
7 Oct 2018 3:05PM
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BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
8 Oct 2018 10:31AM

Quote:Nicely done, Bob. I like your treatment of the lead, and the balloon really is a bonus in the version. Allan


Thanks very much, Allan.
Cheers,
Bob

Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2018 12:14PM
Good eye! Excellent composition and content.
Isabel GrinGrin
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
4 Nov 2018 9:14AM

Quote:Good eye! Excellent composition and content.
Isabel GrinGrin



Thanks Isabel

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