Or so the signs said out at the oh la la Shorncliffe “pier” to which Sven and I paid a visit in the light rain this evening.

Camera: Canon EOS 20D Exposure: 10 sec (10) Aperture: f/5.6 ISO: 100
Focal Length: 15 mm Keywords: australia, brisbane, night, shorncliffe

It looks recently developed out in the surrounding area and park. Though this did not seem to deter the usual colourful suburban characters. Nothing like hearing a young girl spouting off every swear word in the book! Aside from these characters doing huge burnouts in the carpark between beers, there were a few fisherman out on the pier itself. The end of the pier is above and the start below with the sink attempting to provide foreground interest. I gave all of these images a different quickie treatment in Lightroom in an attempt to explore what worked.

Camera: Canon EOS 20D Exposure: 3.2 sec (16/5) Aperture: f/5.6 ISO: 100
Focal Length: 10 mm Keywords: australia, brisbane, night, shorncliffe

These stairs led down to a small landing at water level. I did try to HDR this shot but the tripod must have moved on the last frame.

Camera: Canon EOS 20D Exposure: 30 sec (30) Aperture: f/8 ISO: 100
Focal Length: 10 mm Keywords: australia, brisbane, night, shorncliffe

From the shore where I managed to find some cover from the rain and clip on the tele. I am particularly happy that I was able to quickly clone out some flare from this image – something I generally have little success with. This would be a great sunrise location I think.

Camera: Canon EOS 20D Exposure: 8 sec (8) Aperture: f/8 ISO: 100
Focal Length: 94 mm Keywords: australia, brisbane, night, shorncliffe

Lastly the boards of the pier looked great with water on them. Also have additional frames for this – they might be able to be used since the lit parts are burnt out a bit?

Camera: Canon EOS 20D Exposure: 30 sec (30) Aperture: f/22 ISO: 100
Focal Length: 70 mm Keywords: australia, brisbane, night, shorncliffe

I think it is a good location but far more worthy of a sunrise/set trip when some of the fishing activity on the pier could be captured.

Comments

7 Responses to “It’s not a Jetty, it’s a “Pier””

  1. Sven on October 11th, 2007 8:27 am

    It’s interesting that you rendered your side view of the jetty in black and white – I had done the same thing in a shot I didn’t end up posting (at http://www.longexposure.net/?p=58#comment-97 ).

  2. Sven on October 11th, 2007 8:27 am

    The first shot is definitely the pick of the bunch, to my eye at least.

  3. kay Ottaway on October 11th, 2007 9:11 am

    Just had a look at your photos – very impressive!

  4. Kelli on October 11th, 2007 12:21 pm

    Is the first pic in black and white? I like thm all this time, except maybe not the sink one…I thought the angle was good enough in that one to not need any foreground stuff 🙂

  5. jon on October 11th, 2007 3:14 pm

    Dunno about why the B&W on the side shot – I think I liked the repeating contrast changes of the side supports and the light to dark transition in the water. The image is a true B&W of quite high contrast which seemed to work better than any “tinted” options I tried.

  6. Sven on October 11th, 2007 7:35 pm

    I think it reminds me of the deck of a ship…

  7. jon on October 12th, 2007 10:05 am

    “Now exotic! I feel like I am on the deck of the QEII.” – Stewie

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