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National Carillon, Kings Avenue Bridge, Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, ACT, Australia, fotoeins.com, myRTW

Fotoeins Friday: Australia’s National Carillon, Canberra ACT

9 September 2012.

The National Carillon glows in warm afternoon light and anchors the scene at the eastern end of Lake Burley Griffin. The Carillon was Great Britain’s gift to Australia on the capital’s 50th birthday in 1963.

On a gentle lake cruise on a clear late-winter day, I get to see how beautiful Canberra is, even if the Australian capital city is a careful construction in the outback southwest from Sydney. Canberra is often criticized as “boring,” but that’s lazy thinking. Any criticism won’t matter to my friends who are employed at nearby Mount Stromlo Observatory and who are raising a young family. Like Chile’s La Serena where we first met, what the two places have in common is an environment for both astronomy and family.


During my year-long RTW, I made the photo on 9 September 2012 with the Canon 450D, 50-prime, and the following settings: 1/800-sec, f/8, ISO200, and 80mm focal length (full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9Wb.

Commonwealth Place, Lake Burley Griffin, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Caught in the ACT in Canberra

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is the nation’s capital region, similar to the District of Columbia in the United States. In the city of Canberra on the south shore of Lake Burley Griffin, Commonwealth Place forms a part of the axis between the Australian War Memorial to the northeast and the Australian Parliament to the southwest. Commonwealth Place is surrounded by the National Library of Australia, Reconciliation Place, the High Court of Australia, and the National Gallery of Australia. On a beautiful late-winter afternoon, the late-day sun bathed the Australian War Memorial and Mount Ainslie in warm colours, as joggers, bicyclists and pedestrians lined the paths on both sides of the lake.

During myRTW, I made this photo on 4 September 2012 with the Canon EOS450D (XSi) camera, EF 50/1.4 prime-lens, and the following settings: 1/100s, f/8, ISO200, 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6IE.

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