A photo from yesterday's trip with Klaudio, Santo and Steve, from Melbourne to Geelong, and afterwards on to Portarlington and several other coastal towns on or near the Bellarine Peninsula.
Here, the strong backlighting looking north from Cunningham's Pier in Geelong (about 70km from Melbourne), combined with the late morning haze of a hot Summer morning, made shooting sometimes a little difficult, but could reward with interesting light and shadow, as Klaudio (daddo) already showed in his latest upload.
Cunningham's Pier was first constructed as the Railway Pier in the 1850s, when it must have been used in the exportation of wool and other primary products, and the importation of manufactured items from Great Britain. During that era the state of Victoria was in the midst of the world's biggest gold rush of the time, and the city is located not far from the gold-fields of Ballarat and the pastoral grazing country of the western district. By 1880 the pier had fallen into a state of disuse, but was eventually restored, keeping the old railway tracks. Today, the buildings on the end of the pier house entertainment venues, including the Bavera Brasserie, supposed to be one of the best restaurants in Geelong. The higher levels of Geelong's culinary services I have never experienced, but judging by the menu and the prices charged, it ought to be good. Here, the menu sits on a small stand, as if to tell us 'this place has class', outside the door of the brasserie, about an hour or so before lunch-time.
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emka (58110) 2013-02-24 23:57
Hi Andrew, What a nice TE Meeting it must have been. Nice view from the pier on a bay with some sailboats. beautifully composed picture.
I am looking forward to seeing Australia.
Warm regrads, have a nice week
daddo (18517) 2013-02-25 4:13
Hi Andrew. A surprising choice with which to mark our trip- restrained, somewhat genteel. Not the hazy, crazy Summer of my concept. You have controlled the light well and the whole mood and the look of the image go well with the claims and prices of the building to the left. Interesting to see what our other two companions will chose, if anything. Regards. Klaudio.
jhm (122410) 2013-02-25 4:53
You took a nice small picture of the lovely edge of the sea.
Excellent contrast picture with the two small boats in background.
Very well composition, nice presentation too.
Thanks for sharing.
Royaldevon (17791) 2013-02-25 10:43
Yes, I can see that the lighting could be troublesome but you have dealt with it very well.
But, for me, this is all about composition. It is beautifully composed, with strong separation lines that are perfectly natural.
I am just enjoying the scene.
My warm regards,
SteveH (6155) 2013-02-26 0:16
Hi Andrew, To me this shot is evocative of summer, with the yachts slowly making their way in the light breeze into the hazy distance. Inclusion of the FG elements works, providing context. cheers, Steve
- Copyright: Andrew McRae (macondo) (17949)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-24
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko MSC ED 14-150mm, Hoya Circular Polarizer 58mm
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-24 20:46