Camouflage Not

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Comments (11)

FWWS! on March 28, 2009


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 28, 2009

You've got me on this one Ian.

The location suggests that this is taken in a heap of gravel, sand or other aggregate in a dockland zone, so I guess that this artistic image is of something fairly mundane. Rusty steel post comes to mind ;>)

Kind regards Ian


jeff_msn123 on March 29, 2009

Nice composition and color

Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff

Ian Stehbens on March 29, 2009

Hi FWWS, I am pleased it caught your attention ! !!, as it did mine. I'll explain it in response to Jim and to your "?". Thanks for your visit.


Ian Stehbens on April 1, 2009

Dear Jim,

Now I know that camouflage mesh does indeed work! What you saw as a pile of gravel, sand or aggregate was actually a riverside cafe's eating area that is under military camouflage mesh, which you see in this photo!

And the reason that the mesh is stretched across this cafe precinct is because this is on the rejuvenated wharf of the former Australian Army armoury. Nowadays the riverbank cycle and walk way is alive with people and a cafe seems like a good business.

The mesh must require quite some tension to keep it from sagging, so the anchor posts are not vertical but inclined outward.

If you have another look at the map image you will see that it was taken when the paving was being laid on the riverbank side. You will also see all the bunkers and stores of the armoury in the extensive area to the south and to the east of the big prison.

You might get a better idea of the cafe and restaurant from the adjacent images in my folio.

Anyway, perhaps you didn't expect all this information, but having sea legs the history of a wharf and its transformation to peaceful purposes might interest you specifically I guess.

Thanks for your comment and query, cobber!


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 2, 2009

Well Ian, I guess that my piloting skills would exclude me from the recon squad!!

Looking once more, It still resembles a derelict building site ;>)

More interesting is a pair of four man coxed rowing gigs in the river nearby ;>)

Thanks for the interesting feedback Ian ;>_

Warm regards,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Jim

Ian Stehbens on April 3, 2009

With Google Earth now, Jim, how could we ever go wrong with reconnaissance again. When you find the derelict wharf check it out on Panoramio, and you'll see the perfect target, where we can put the chopper down and order a cappuccino and muffins, or banquet on barramundi, or try what was attempted once before: land inside the maximum security prison and whisk away a prisoner! Barramundi for you, too? - while we watch the coxed fours.


EVA_L on April 6, 2009

Иeautiful, complete composition with the object and its shadow, dear Yan!

Ian Stehbens on April 6, 2009

Just a bit of mesh stretched from rusty post to rusty post, add some sunlight and we have a beautiful mix. It is a joy to receive this and pass it on to you, dear Eva.

And Margaret and I enjoyed our cups of cappuccino as we sat beneath the mesh. Wish you were here.


M and R on April 10, 2009

Very abstract. Like the shadow effect. Like it. R

Ian Stehbens on April 10, 2009

I enjoy my art, Robyn, and I appreciate your affirmation. Spent a hour this afternoon with Mum, while we did an artistic photoshoot of a pomegranate cavorting around the yard. It nearly got away on us, for it went out on to the road. Check back for I'll be uploading thenm here soon.


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