Photographer's Note

Digging a little way into the past for this one. A summer scene very nearly three years ago while on a Saturday excursion with the Melbourne TE members both active and passive.

Peluquería is Spanish for hairdresser's shop.

We see the twin piers of Portarlington, a small town about 110km from Melbourne by road but only 40km 'as the crow flies'. A glance at the map link will show how it's located at the mouth of the Corio Bay, where it has an interesting, hazy view of Melbourne's sky-scrapers seemingly rising from the water.

Portarlington is renowned for its mussels (moules, mejillónes) and from its mussel farms come 60% of Australia's mussels. Many people come to buy them directly from the mussel boats as soon as they return with their cargo. On a fine, summer Saturday one could almost say that the little jetty bustles with mussels. Anglophones brought up on the game of cricket may let that pun 'go through to the keeper'. Not to mention the rhyming alliteration in the title.

Here, two schoolgirls take turns to do each other's hair under the smaller jetty. I think we can be fairly certain they are not removing lice. The fishing boats and mussel boats behind are moored to a busier jetty reinforced by a rocky breakwater behind it.

My friend Steve Harnett took this shot - click here
of the pier a short while after I shot mine.

Exposure Time: 1/125
F-Stop: f/11.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 120 mm

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Viewed: 1971
Points: 30
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