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06-Aug-2013 AKMC

20130806_30566 The Eternal Flame (Tue 06 Aug)

Kings Park, Perth, WA

Perth is reputed to be the sunniest capital in Australia. Which it was, for our first two days there. After that the rainclouds moved in, as you can see here.

After we checked out of the hotel and before heading to our next destination of Mandurah south of Perth, we stopped in at Kings Park, an expansive parkland on the high ground overlooking the Swan River and the city of Perth. Proportionally Western Australia seems to have contributed pretty heavily to the war effort in World War I, so it's not surprising that they should have put in some effort to commemorate those who contributed to "the war to end all wars".

Here we see the permanent flame atop the pool of remembrance, with an obelisk commemorating those who served in the background. Beyond that is the Swan River, and then the city.

The 24-105 was really spluttering by now. As noted in my previous PAD I gave up on it for the trip to the Perth Zoo but gave it another chance here. It would work normally intermittently (and here I think it did a pretty good job) but it was really starting to be too much like hard work to use it. In that sense this is almost like the 24-105's memorial to itself as well, though it still had a few shots left in it.

Canon EOS 40D ,Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
1/400s f/8.0 at 93.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Barry S Moore17-Sep-2013 00:02
Nice selective focus.
Bill Reed16-Sep-2013 23:15
Excellent image, focus on the flame is amazing. Very dramatic.
Karen Stuebing14-Sep-2013 21:42
Fantastic capture of the fire. With the rainy day conditions, it really pops. The lens did a fine job. V.
globalgadabout14-Sep-2013 21:19
acutely akimbo...what a touching image..
Mairéad14-Sep-2013 20:56
While the grey weather probably wasn't great for your holiday, it certainly adds to the sombre mood of this image.
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