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Saturday afternoon I was in Ostend, as usual with my camera in the hand.
A very nice winter day a lot sun and a blue sky.
The Pier in Ostend is always a lovely place for walking also for take of nice pictures.
I took this picture direction the port of Ostend, again try I the take a lovely perspective.

I hope that you enjoy this one.

A pier is a raised walkway over water, supported by widely spread piles or pillars. The lighter structure of a pier allows tides and currents to flow almost unhindered, whereas the more solid foundations of a quay or the closely-spaced piles of a wharf can act as breakwaters, and are consequently more liable to silting. Piers can range in size and complexity from a simple lightweight wooden structure to major structures extended over a mile out to sea. In American English, pier may be synonymous with dock.
Piers have been built for several different purposes, and because these different purposes have distinct regional variances, the term pier tends to have different nuances of meaning in different parts of the world. Thus in North America and Australia, where many ports were, until recently, built on the multiple pier model, the term tends to imply a current or former cargo-handling facility. In Europe however, where ports have tended to use basins and river-side quays rather than piers, the term is principally associated with the image of a Victorian cast iron pleasure pier.


Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
14/02/2009 14:09:55
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/250Sec.
Av(Aperture Value)
F16
ISO Speed
200
Lens
EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length
16,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
Image Quality
RAW
Picture Style
Landscape

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