This is Rye Pier, on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. I might not have found my pot of gold on that day, but I certainly found my leprechauns - three to be exact! Just after taking this shot I met my dear friends Santo (Skippy007), Bill (Treks) and Alfred (Alftreks) for the first time. Actually thinking about it, meeting them was much better than finding a pot of gold anyway :)
28mm using 24-105mm lens
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paoloardiani (96) 2013-01-20 23:13
Grande immagine, con colorazioni e movimenti veramente interessanti!
dip (21875) 2013-01-20 23:22
the sky looks amazing and the rainbow is a beautiful detail in the photo,
I also like the diagonal placement of the pier in the frame,well done,
yquem46 (32229) 2013-01-21 0:17
Splendid light on this landscape, especially the long grass at FG
A nice color contrast with the blue gray sky, good compo with the long perspective of the bridge
And yes indeed the rainbow at right is just the icing on the cake
Have a nice day
Silvio1953 (98001) 2013-01-21 1:07
Ciao Lisa, fantastica luce e favoloso cielo arricchito da uno splndido arcobaleno, ottima nitidezza, bella prospetiva e magnifici colori, bravissima, un caro abbraccio Silvio
carlo62 (12492) 2013-01-21 1:09
ma che bella diagonale piena di luci e colori che si susseguono e si rincorrono su tutta l'immagine, compreso quell'inizio di arcobaleno che ci cattura gli occhi.
tyro (13021) 2013-01-21 1:47
Ciao cara Lisa,
What a lovely story! So this picture must harbour many lovely memories for you, having met your dear TE "pals" at this very spot over three years ago! Yes, better than a fictitious pot of gold any day!
The light in this picture is just delicious - beautiful golden light on the dramatic foreground grasses, the pier and the sea on the right, deep blues in the characterful sky and a lovely rainbow to boot. Lovely strong composition, the line of the pier making a bold line across the frame and the razor sharp horizon dividing the picture in two.
Fabulous colours and light, perfect exposure and, as always, stunning details and sharpness.
skippy007 (12500) 2013-01-21 1:59
Ciao Cara, you found the leprechauns (more like the three Stooges :)) & we found the pot of gold. I thought the rainbow was from Rye, I remember you telling me that you don’t get to see many rainbows in Sydney. Nice moody shot.
snunney (67228) 2013-01-21 2:49
A beautiful moody composition with superb lighting. Well composed with the roadway sweeping in from the right and continuing obliquely across the frame. The light across the clumps of grass in the foreground is particularly appealing and the detail excellent. I wish you a pleasant week.
Romano46 (4764) 2013-01-21 2:59
un'altra delle tue stupende realizzazioni.In questa la bellezza è data soprattutto dai fasci d'erba con l'alternarsi di luce ed ombra e a completare la bella composizione ci pensa un arcobaleno provvidenziale.
Ottima la nitidezza ed i colori.
bayno (16141) 2013-01-21 4:12
qui la composizione è perfetta curata nei minimi dettagli, magnifico momento colto nel migliore dei modi, stupenda la luce, i colori, la prospettiva del pontile, l'arcobaleno....posso solo immaginare la versione in grande che spettacolo che deve essere...
buona serata carissima...
timecapturer (30226) 2013-01-21 4:24
an amazing and stunning shot this. The rainbow is wonderful but I love the light and the way it plays on the fg grass, bringing out such wonderful textures. Composed perfectly, it is a stunning execution and presentation. Bravo! Keep searching!!
Have a good week - regards Brian.
Cricri (86327) 2013-01-21 4:49
Hi Dear Lisa,
Sublime par la lumière sur les herbes hautes poussées par le vent, la perspective de la jetée, le contraste des couleurs et le top avec les couleurs de l'arc en ciel, magnifique
Belle journée a toi
dta (51294) 2013-01-21 5:01
Hello Lisa ,
Ther are so many excellent features in this attractive composition : the grass in the FG , the diagonal of the pier , the superb sky , and , of course , the rainbow . All of them under a great light .
PS : Have you heard about the rescue of a french navigator near Tasmania ? He is a friend of mine .
Sergiom (39122) 2013-01-21 6:16
Very good reflex you showed to not go directly to the rainbow but to also show the bridge.The sun on your left shoulder is superb in the long herbs .
Very well done.
lpi (4424) 2013-01-21 7:16
Superbe composition avec une très bonne luminosité.
Les couleurs et la perspective sont excellente!
dkmurphys (36727) 2013-01-21 7:46
You have a splendid capture with a picturesque moment. Just great, hope you had a great time.
ikeharel (37222) 2013-01-21 8:24
"Leprechauns", a new word in English learnt today, Lisa - but where are they? hidden them well... my humor only.
Nice catch of a rainbow, and long pier in excelent DOF to the whole image.
Notable wind ashore, as I see the small bushs in FG.
Hope you had manage to escape the rain on time...
sabermonajati (7569) 2013-01-21 10:26
fascinating grass in foreground you captured.and exist wonderful composition.
Atousa (7097) 2013-01-21 11:04
Great composition! I like the rainbow n also the grass in the FG.. excellent light management n colors.. the bridge seems to have no end; I like it...very well done.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
Noel_Byrne (7259) 2013-01-21 11:50
Class capture, it actually makes my eyes fight with each other over what to look at, the beautiful pier extending off into the distance, or that mighty fine rainbow exploding from a very threatening sky. Its like two completely different scenes in perfect harmoney. The foreground is brilliant too, that grass has captured its movement in the wind perfectly, and looks almost like its waving in your shot.
Delighted to hear you met some leprechauns too, sure whats a rainbow without a leprechaun :)
Thanks for your recent crits on my shots too Lisa, I did actually take a shot of the Joyce statue that you asked about on the shot of the spike, so I've uploaded him today. No doubt he'd be disgusted by the big modern spike that now faces him in his Dublin!
All the best from Ireland, still waiting on this elusive snow to arrive!
lousat (57542) 2013-01-21 14:40
Ciao Lisa,l'arcobaleno' e' un po' scolorito,ma tutto il resto ha funzionato benissimo,l'effetto del vento sull'erba e' davvero spettacolare,grande scatto alternativo! Buona giornata e complimenti,Luciano
SnapRJW (18674) 2013-01-21 21:49
Love the light Lisa and the texture in the grasses is super, they have a lovely dynamic quality too as they appear to bend in the wind. Perfect how the light highlights the line of the pier and the small yellow figure. All this under a moody sky is lovely, add the rainbow and a leprechaun (or 3) is sure to appear. Warmest regards rosemary
pajaran (36149) 2013-01-21 22:19
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Dobar tekst sa podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Nice view and a moment ...
A good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good content and composition, my congratulations for the captured moment.
Good article with information on the used technique and image elements.
All the best.
thebest (3370) 2013-01-21 22:22
One of Gus's favourite spots The Mornington Peninsular... he loves the golf courses - Beautiful image with wonderful light.
Excellent notes as always.
jjcordier (62280) 2013-01-21 23:27
Magnifique composition avec un jeu de lumière excellent et ce bout d'arc-en-ciel en prime.
npecanhuk (53861) 2013-01-22 2:20
Wow! I love those stormy clouds and that rainbow!
Sharpness, management of light, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Royaldevon (17741) 2013-01-22 3:22
Ciao Dear Lisa,
This shot has real impact!
The light on the whispy grasses is dynamic! It creates a very natural lead, towards the pier and out to sea, where there is a cloud explosion in the sky, highlighted by the rainbow. Certainly your three leprechauns arrived with a BANG!
Have a lovely day,
Bluejeans (64221) 2013-01-22 5:36
Ola Lisa ,
Lindo este local com este pier , achei fantástico o céu com o arco íris de fundo no canto da foto , bonitos tons dourados no primeiro plano , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
kiks (11363) 2013-01-22 6:27
Hi Lisa, the rainbow at the bg aboce the see is beautiful but what i peacily like are the tones on the gras at the fg. So beautful.
marabu61 (3869) 2013-01-22 6:35
wouldn't the Leprechauns not be a wee bit out of their home turf in Ireland? Or is it the global crisis that they have to emigrate to down under.
Allways good to meet new people who share the same interests though.
The picture itself is wonderful. Great framing with that lush green grass in the foreground, the never ending jetty leading the eye on and your gorgeous rainbow even without the pot of gold is stunning, the way it disapears in the stormy clouds.
have a great day
mkamionka (24469) 2013-01-22 8:19
so you had another TE meeting :)
Lovely presentation here. I like especially the light. The high grass makes a nice foreground for the pier. The rainbow is an extra bonus. Very attractive atmosphere.
ourania (12287) 2013-01-22 9:35
Ciao cara Lisa,
una vista molto particolare che accattiva con la sua luce ed i colori affascinanti e gli elementi tanto contrastanti. Il molo offre magnifica prospettiva ma anche stabilita' mettendo in ordine i superbi contrasti e la confusione naturale. C' e' l' impressione di vento nel primo piano ma il mare e' calmo; c' e' luce calda e pioggia, cielo meta' nuvoloso meta' chiaro ed un arconaleno meraviglioso. Hai gestito la confusione benissimo e l' immagine e' piacevolissima. Talvolta i leprechuns sono piu' vicino da quanto l' aspettiamo:) Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona giornata,
brianmcc (5536) 2013-01-22 11:42
what a glorious light you have captured in this picture. the resulting colours full of saturation are wonderful and very appealing. they have helped you produce a visually very striking image. the positioning of the pier is excellent leading out to sea and the horizon. the textures of the grasses being blown about by the wind are also a strong feature of the picture. and of course, to top it all off you also captured that magical rainbow to the right of view.
have a lovely evening,
zoomer (3580) 2013-01-22 13:07
Hi,dramatic image showing one of the many moods one finds by the sea.Splendid light and composition.All the best,Wolf.
abmdsudi (26215) 2013-01-22 21:13
Its the light, colours, mood and what's left to the imagination that shines through! All credit for actually taking the extremely photogenic conditions so expertly. Amazing view, wonderful moment and a very good composition and the way the jetty seems to take you right into the depth of the scene, fully detailed and plenty of elements, every detail, every colour, the golden light bathing the green, the great sky reflected...the rainbow presence...everything really great. Indeed a very beautiful artistic work and so majestic! My Compliments :))
sevy (13267) 2013-01-23 0:12
A real mood shared by this view: the lightning, the rainbow, the rain fall, the light reflected by vegetation in foreground and the pier going far, far away.
You were at the right place at the right time and succeeded to take the right shot. Good for us,
macjake (39207) 2013-01-23 6:19
well, arent you the sweetheart eh!
Kind words for those gentlemen!
Skippy isn't around much any more on TE, thats a shame.
On a personal note, I don't think i've ever photographed a rainbow...You'd think with all the rain out here in western canada I'd have a rainbow shot by now!
thats some pretty funky lighting on that long tall grass! looks almost hdr'ish.
looks really windy too.
a cool looking place, made even better by the rainbow, the excellent cloud coverage and the color splashes.
and also a fine dedication to some TE friends :)
I'm off to work! see ya
chawax (14870) 2013-01-23 12:25
It looks like some places in Donegal, doesn't it ? Very nice light and good POV.
Have a nice day,
sacavem (18566) 2013-01-24 3:06
Perfect composition.Fortunate to have such an attractive sky.Its an excellent POV and splendid composition.
mirosu (5507) 2013-01-24 4:40
For the most part I like the composition and placement of items within the image. The landscape orientation of this works well considering the horizontal nature of the subjects combined with terrific sky. There is a good counterbalance of light and colors here as well. The composition with pier crossing the quiet water and the camera angle, pointed straight to capture not only the pier abut also the rainbow and the well lit grass is excellent. The people on the pier add add nice life to the scene. Brilliant photo.
aliabazari (10105) 2013-01-24 8:43
Hello my friend
Attractive composition. Good lighting and colors. Very well done.
jemaflor (68837) 2013-01-25 4:46
Bravo ! A so lovely composition with this rainbow and this beautiful light on the Fg with grass, interesting depth with this pier, tfs
adores (28182) 2013-01-26 17:20
Great and magical moment here! I really like this light- I'm sure it didn't last long and it's perfect for the shot!
I like the sunlight on the plants in foreground and the sky that almost seems divided in two. The cloudy part with the rainbow gives it a very special atmosphere!
photoray (4926) 2013-01-26 19:50
Howdy Dorothy in Oz,
A wonderful view of a pier jutting into the horizon across a flat sea, accentuated by warm lit grasses, dramatic clouds, and a magic rainbow.
Best wishes for continued art visions, and sharing with fellow Trekies,
Gigidusud (7956) 2013-01-28 13:38
Ciao Cara Lisa,
Una splendida composizione con grande perspective e fantastica luce.Mi piace l'arcobaleno e il movimento dell'erba in FG.Un bel ricordo per te, anche.
Un caro saluto amica mia.
chrisvek (5431) 2013-01-28 16:58
Very lovely capture.Amazing composition and clever look.Nic colors and lightning.Perfect atmosphere too.Well done.TFS
Have a nice week
kennyblack (4105) 2013-01-30 5:28
Ciao cara Lisa
mi piace moltissimo la scena di un temporale appena passato e dal quale si percepisce ancora il movimento. Fenomenale il senso di profondità e colorazione tipica del momento. Grazie Lisa delle tue bellissime foto.
Un grandissimo saluto ed abbraccio da noi due .... M & D
Kielia (20411) 2013-02-02 10:05
this is a very dynamic presentation of Rye pier taken from a very well working POV. The mood you have captured is very well conveyed and felt by the viewer. The rainbow is the icing on the cake. What a strong symbol; my compliments!
korbee (6295) 2013-02-05 12:20
This photo is litterary explosive Lisa!
Lucky to be there on the right spot and enjoy this spectacle.
I had a timeout,but coming back,theres lots and lots to see again!
Sonata11 (28235) 2013-02-19 19:54
Hi Dear Lisa,
thank you so much, Lisa. I did omit this beautiful picture. I like this composition very much. The place is very beautiful and the moment you capture is fantastic with the perfect colors, sharpness, amazing light. Incredible dramatic sky and surroundings make some special atmosphere. I like it Tfs your fabulous photo.
I'm sending email.
fritzi007 (7574) 2013-03-20 7:33
wildes, schönes Foto mit wunderschönen Regenbogen!
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