This is New Brighton Pier which is Christchurch's water landmark. The original pier was built in 1894 which stood on the same site as the present pier. When the original pier was threatened with demolition in 1963, a group of residents formed the Pier and Foreshore Society to try to save it. However, it was unsuccessful and the pier was demolished in 1964.
In 1989 the Society committee felt that the time had come to press for a new pier. A special Pier Promotion Trust was established and was funded with a grant of $50,000. Members from the wider community - Lions, Rotarians and women's groups - were appointed to the Trust, and the long period of planning, fund-raising, with the seeking of necessary consents, began. The design concept incorporated the functional requirement that a substantial proportion of the pier's length be out over the water, even at low tide, so that people could feel close to the water while fishing or wave watching. The pier’s length is 300m from shore to the center of the terminal end which allowed for 170m of pier to be over the water at average low water spring tide. On 1 November 1997 this new pier was officially opened.
I have posted a couple of B&W version of this sunrise scene taken the same day which will show you a contrasting POV. Links to these postings in TL as follows ... Bridge To Nowhere (B&W version) and New Brighton Pier
Thanks for viewing.
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belido (19934) 2008-07-07 18:02
I'm jealous because my last post is far from this superb combination. I'm amazed by the golden tones and mainly by the clarity (something I could not get in mine). The bridge in its silhouette is a good focal point. Great job indeed!
robertosalguero (284) 2008-07-07 18:08
The sky is very beautiful and dramatic. The warm colours and texture of the clouds create such an interesting background for this view. The pier does give theilusion of an unfinished bridge disappearing into the fiery sky. Nice work Renier.
edytungkal (4551) 2008-07-07 19:44
I always love to see such kind of beautiful moment before sun rises and you have a nice combination both the bridge's shadow and that fantastic orange colour. Sun rises....new day is coming...and have a nice day friend :-)
jimkilgallon (0) 2008-07-07 20:39
Fantastic title to accompany a wonderful capture. I love the dramatic clouds and the bridge going of into the distance is also powerful to your composition. Colours, detail and sharpness are spot on, but your also holding very good shadow and highlight detail. Excellent capture and pp work.
carolskie007 (487) 2008-07-07 20:43
I love the warm tone, the perspective of the sky dominating the horizon compliment with the graphical elements of the bridge:leading lines and reflections.
JCG (35129) 2008-07-07 21:46
Splendid sky of fire… This bridge gives excellent a prospect and depth to the image. One magic moment for the eyes. Very beautiful and pleasant photograph, thank you Renier.
With all my friendships and with soon,
besnard (56126) 2008-07-07 22:22
Des couleurs incroyables. Le ciel est en feu et le pont est du plus bel effet sur toutes ces couleurs oranges.
Merci pour ce beau spectacle et bonne journée.
jasmis (57982) 2008-07-07 22:29
Interesting construction and really incredible mood with dramatic sky.
Stepan (27210) 2008-07-07 22:54
Beautiful golden light, with a great and striking cloudy sky... You composed the moment pretty well. Impressive.
kadirim (879) 2008-07-07 23:17
Wonderful atmosphere and magnificent colours.Wonderful bridge and silhouettes.Well done.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-07-08 0:18
Amazing colours in this wonderful picture. Great POV and excellent sharpness
dareco (17134) 2008-07-08 0:29
This sky appears to be on fire! Really vibrant colors! Very nice pov, and a beautiful scene. TFS
bakes888 (18499) 2008-07-08 0:51
Hi Renier. You have captured a spectacular sky in this shot. The perfect backdrop for this composition. Nice work and great timing. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good week, Paul.
gracious (20025) 2008-07-08 0:53
Nice to see your superb posting once again!
excellent pov of the bridge with a awesome clouds formation!
good sharpness, powerful colouration and details
a very pleasing presentation with great quality
take care and my sincere regards from Auckland
bracasha75 (24589) 2008-07-08 1:20
It,s great to see you here again with this amaizzing sunset and lost road bridge scene
daddo (26534) 2008-07-08 1:31
Hi Renier. A vibrant creation with the brilliant colours made even more visible thanks to the silhouetted pier and the dark sands.The lights on the lampposts add a nice touch.Regards. Klaudio.
Tue (35350) 2008-07-08 1:53
Superb capture of the pier from a really good POV. Its silhouette stands out so well against the warm colours of the dramatic sky. Splendid photo work, thanks for sharing!
dip (23888) 2008-07-08 2:09
pleasant to see again a photo work of you!
and this is really a wonderful image,
I like the POV and the perspective,
very good lighting and amazing colors too,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2008-07-08 2:36
Superb this sky which brings the hypothetical flames and smoke of quite as hypothetical oil layer on fire. A beautiful gilded light, captured well, lights sand. A silhouette of a truncated work which causes the interrogation. All ingredients of a beautiful and mysterious image. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
jonathan_hart (21276) 2008-07-08 3:21
wonderful sky ! the interesting cloud formation turned in a huge colours ! very dramatic mood for this moment, this interesting bridge to nowhere makes a good subject, another great shot
lilimih33 (9918) 2008-07-08 3:27
Your colour pictures are wonderful, too!
Fantastic sky and great colours in this one!
Excellent point of view!
snunney (97561) 2008-07-08 4:33
A fabulous sunset capture of this modernistic pier. The cloud formations lit by the golden rays of the setting sun are quite superb. I like the repeating motifs of the pillars and their reflections. Clarity is excellent.
danos (96772) 2008-07-08 4:45
impressive shot with this new Brighton Pier that seems to lead the eye to nowhere. Excellent the hue of these superb sky colors,that make the scene so memorable.The bridge is well placed in the scene and looks as to penetrate it.Well done.
jplebrun (21208) 2008-07-08 5:32
couleurs chaudes et invitantes à un bain de minuit, très belle composition de ce bord de mer en fin de journée, bravo.
Clementi (52514) 2008-07-08 6:05
beautiful this bridge which seems never to finish, beautiful the created perspective, excellent the P.P work.
jmdias (63444) 2008-07-08 8:38
beautiful pov, light and colors. the pier crossing the landscape is perfect. Very nice compo, good sharpness and everything else
albertz (2468) 2008-07-08 8:49
You have captured an excellent phenomenon Reiner and you composed it very well. Your timing is perfect on this and i congratulate you for that. Excellent.
adores (45029) 2008-07-08 17:24
The colours and the sky are fantastic. I like this composition with the pier forming a diagonal, seems almost an unfinished bridge.Very good shot!
axiotea (21651) 2008-07-08 20:57
A spectacular sky giving lot of dynamism with good rendering of the perspective along the bridge and reflections. There is also a graphical impact provided by the repetitive arches.
Angshu (56750) 2008-07-09 0:42
I am curious...is this the first post with your new camera? Brilliant colours of the sky & the superb diagonal created by the pier in silhouette. The light conditions & the silhouette effect is fantastic. Great work!
siolaw (38292) 2008-07-09 2:51
Nice to see you posting again! The pier brings strong depth and perspective into the ocean, and i like the opposition between its straight lines and the ambiant soft textures of the cloudy, firy sky.. such colors!!!
Paolo (41222) 2008-07-09 2:53
Fantastic one Renier!
a great one with a sky on fire and a great perspective view along the concrete pier!
excellent timing, POV and quality.
jhm (151528) 2008-07-09 4:00
Bridge To Nowhere, a nice title for this pier.
What a very great moment with the splendid pink colours to the sky.
You use very well the pier as dark silhouette against the wonderful sea and sky.
Composition and presentation are very pleasant for look it.
Very well done, TFS.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-07-09 4:26
Nice surprise to see you back!
Extremely impressive in its unique colors, burning orange and gold tones and a superb perspective, justifying the title
Very strong compo in all respects
Keep well ...
Charo (51212) 2008-07-09 16:06
Already have been wanting to see a new picture of yours. The shot is fantastic, great drama and excellent perspective of the bridge. Magnificent colors and composition. Well done my friend.
Muse (34942) 2008-07-10 3:22
Un pov qui donne beaucoup de profondeur à la scène.
De superbes couleurs chaudes, un ciel magnifique et une très belle lumière,le tout très bien cadré.
OLF (4017) 2008-07-10 4:26
Very good shoot, good depth with the pier. Like a lot the against the light, contrasting with the orange colors of the sky and reflection on the sand.
Very good job!
PixelTerror (0) 2008-07-10 16:15
That special sunrise light is very powerful and turns an ordinary pier into a spectacular scene, it was worth getting up that early !
Have a nice day JY
trekks (14348) 2008-07-10 17:36
The rolling clouds with its spectacular color has made this composition attractive. The long jetty gives a nice silhouette from this low angle.
crckt (7218) 2008-07-11 8:32
WOW! This is AWESOME! What an amzing sky! I like the colors, the 3D clouds, all in all an excellent shot.
Thanks for sharing,
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-07-11 11:10
Superb catch !
I like a lot the warm tones and colors, and you framed the shadowed bridge in the right way, IMO.
Gerrit (51935) 2008-07-11 13:12
A pier without shops but still so high, like a bridge indeed. Curious building; and an excellent picture in great tones.
stego (24132) 2008-07-11 21:31
It's been a while since the last time "we met"...
You come back with a gorgeous maritime sunset. Superb compo, amazing colours an textures on the sky!
Atousa (7131) 2008-07-12 20:19
Nice to see another beautiful shot from you! ..its very nice n atmospheric with great colours n image quality..thank you.
bostankorkulugu (42422) 2008-07-12 23:05
is that a sky or simply inferno?... this is really good renier, both compo-wise and colour palette-wise... magical indeed, my compliments...
Budapestman (82620) 2008-07-13 8:16
It's a fantastic impression with stunning colours and lights. The composition is great and the perspective is effective. Dramatic and wonderful spectacle, Very well done! Have a nice Sunday
jmcl (14535) 2008-07-15 11:55
What a powerful sky .. great tone .. great texture .. great motion .. it really imparts such mood on the rest of the image. tremendous. take care, John
Benedict (7076) 2008-07-15 16:44
perfect hues and saturation. golden colors. golden work!
kevinos (7517) 2008-07-16 1:21
A wonderfully , dramatic effect , Renier, created by the silhouette and the rich color. regards kevin
hatti52 (12786) 2008-07-16 12:18
A fantastic composition
excellent perspective with golden tones
pablominto (53746) 2008-07-16 23:46
A strong composition with warm colours!
The pier makes a fine diagonal in the composition, which is well balanced with a good sense of depth...
The sky with the beautiful clouds make a fine backdrop!
toto (0) 2008-07-17 2:05
belle photo de ce superbe embarcadère sous ce coucher de soleil magnifique.
Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté de votre prise, bon POV, belle luminosité.
Ce ciel est superbe et les reflets dans ce sable mouillé très beaux.
gunbud (34066) 2008-07-17 5:22
Wonderful varying shades of gold with a little bit of complimenting blue to this lovely nighttime landscape that is seen in rich texture and a striking reflection in the wet sand.
What a lovely way to end the day.
leo61 (0) 2008-07-18 22:14
Even without the bridge this would have been a great shot.Now it`s a very good comosition.The colors are wonderful and the bridge gives the image a good depth.
mikeo (12129) 2008-07-19 5:19
That's amazing! The bridge really looks like going to nowhere...And the background of these amazing clouds in so incredible colours creates unbelievable atmosphere.
Cricri (117899) 2008-07-21 3:56
Extraordinaire ce ciel a la fois doux et dramatique
belle perspective du pont et profondeur, superbe
Good day for you
Loic_bzh (7646) 2008-07-29 2:31
what a sky! good title... The "bridge" offers a nice perpective.
yedirenk (11244) 2008-08-02 9:54
an extraordinary scene.perfect details and superb sharpness.very romantic atmosphere.light,passing of colors and depht are excellent.very well done.TFS
francio64 (39888) 2008-08-07 14:43
spettacolare immagine di un tramonto drammatico.
Ottimo il contrasto e la profondità di campo!
jaywalker (16101) 2008-08-26 14:24
Hi Renier, The sky is awesome & I love the title, brilliantly composed with the structure angling nicely across the frame, the light is very good indeed & the silhouette is well detailed, great picture, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
livinitout (942) 2008-09-07 23:45
Mmm. I like this one. Fantastic, deep colours and deffinitely an interesting piece of architecture.
pierrefonds (65294) 2008-12-12 15:13
The diagonal line of the pier is an asset to the composition. The sunrise is giving nice colors to the sky and is sending the golden rays of the sun on the sea and the beach. The point of view leads our eyes toward the hotizon which is giving depth to the photo. Have a nice day.
Hellas (6945) 2009-04-08 23:21
The diagonal line of the pier leads the eye to the vast horizon. The reflection adds to the scene a lot!
blagov58 (289) 2011-07-28 16:31
Good morning, Renier. Fantastic colours of this sunrise make this picture very special. The POV is superb.
- Copyright: Renier Figuracion (kiwi_explorer) (12209)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Skyscapes II, Otras fotos favoritas [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-07-07 17:51
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