People are drawn to sunsets all over the world, especially by the sea. Maybe it has to do with the realization, even if it's subconscious, that all things come to an end. Usually, as the sun sets, a hush falls over the crowd- a moment to wonder, to dream, to feel, perhaps to dream.
Taken at the St. Kilda Pier. Before you is the kiosk which has been rebuilt after some idiots set fire to it. Behind the kiosk is an breakwater made out of giant granite blocks and there, believe it or not,is where "home" is for a small colony of fairy penguins that moved in in the 1970s.
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Guenther (10909) 2012-09-02 23:33
a very well composed sunset shot! Great light, I like the perspective view along the railing, the well placed couple on the right...
Have anice week
wolf38 (29116) 2012-09-02 23:54
Hello Claudio. Yes, the sun is an emotional thing for the people. Especially the sea, the sun shines truly "go under". This is a special psychological moment. But it is certain that the sun will appear again the next morning. It's a fascinating cycle of nature. Rgds, Wolfgang.
emka (64134) 2012-09-02 23:56
Hi Klaudio, I do not know if it is a feeling of the end, as with the sunrize it is just the beginning but the visual impression is similar. Only easier is to observe sunset, specially in summer days. Delightful shot, not only the view of the sun and clouds, but also this pier so wonderfully lit, with a great depth and some human touch. Superb composition.
mirosu (8086) 2012-09-03 0:04
Excellently composed photo with teriffic light and great sunset. The pier walk leads the eye nicely to the building and also to undergoing sun. I like the color of the water slightly touched by the sun. Very well done!!!!
JFS (32453) 2012-09-03 0:07
Beautiful sunset Klaudio, the composition is lovely and pleasant. good work!
ikeharel (43953) 2012-09-03 3:09
A moment of wonder, as you write, on a daily basis i add.
Fabulous orange tone with the silhouette of the edifice on pier, lampposts and people who came to enjoy the nature's beauty.
Pleasent image to look at.
jhm (127927) 2012-09-03 3:38
A wonderful image with the pink color to the skyline, together the sunset
Excellent composition, also perfect captured.
Lovely image with pleasant colors and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
agjika (4309) 2012-09-03 5:36
Tungjatjeta Klaudio, Fotografi shume e bukur! Beautiful photo. In particular I like the lamp post, very well placed. The couple on the right balance the photo well, the colours and sharpness are also stunning. The pier looks very English to me! even setting fire on them is common in the UK!
As for the sunset well as you say it marks the END! Sunrise and Sunset these two most important markers of time. Until recently people would wake up at about Sunrise and go to bed at Sunset.
rbellemare (2109) 2012-09-03 8:08
Nice sunset picture. Great composition. Perfect Sharpness.
dkmurphys (42449) 2012-09-04 2:34
Very fine atmosphere at the ocean side. I like the colors of the sun and the lines of the road. Well composed, enjoy a lovely day.
baddori (19133) 2012-09-04 23:44
Brighton has caught on in Europe and the world with its famous boardwalk.
Your image of Melbourne commemorates this magical moment of the sun and the sea merge.
Excellent light and sharpness of detail and color displays.
COSTANTINO (44099) 2012-09-06 4:08
reading your useful notes my opinion is
that you are right that sunset has no end...
romantic sunset dedicated to romantic people
who love sunset,delightful shot that has
excellent chosen point of view...
especially the sea adds beauty and
InasiaJones (30028) 2012-09-07 3:43
This pier is awesome and the way you are presenting it under such light makes it even more spectacular.
Good balance between the structure and ocean, with the sun placed close to the edge. I like that.
Have a great weekend!
npecanhuk (56358) 2012-10-19 5:55
What a lovely moment for strolling around by the sea!
What a beautiful and inviting picture!
I love the colors of that sky!
Management of light, level of sharpness, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
kato (9508) 2012-11-04 12:23
Hi dear Klaudio,
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the sunset scene which the sun is just sinking to horizon and a nice pier facility. It's effective that the pier road is centrarized toward the lovely house. And, some visitors on pier draw out an additional good atmosphere in this image. Very romantic photograph!
Have a nice day,
Curious_Eye (868) 2012-12-08 7:46
I like watching sunsets in St Kilda and your picture conveys the peaceful mood of the esplanade. An interesting POV that works here very well. Lovely soft light and reflections. I will be heading there with my camera soon!