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Sunset Pier

Late one Saturday afternoon my partner and I went for a drive down to Cleveland, 25 km east of Brisbane, for fish and chips. After our meal we went for a brief stroll where I spotted this old, weathered pier. Unfortunately, I did not have my camera so I returned the following day, with my camera in hand and the sunset was even better than the previous day. It kind of gives some reasoning to 'Queensland, beautiful one day, perfect the next'. The purple colour cast is the result of using Cokin filters, but I liked it so much I enhanced it further while processing the image.


About Cleveland

After taking this photo I did some googling to try and find some info about the pier. At first I thought this must be the remains of the original Cleveland Point Pier but after reading the Redlands City Council website it turns out that the original western facing pier was demolished in August of 1978. Furthermore, I found some excellent photos on Bonzle of Cleveland from the early 1900’s showing the pier, which was approximately 50 meters closer to the point, as shown here. In the end I couldn't find any further info, so I am assuming that this was someone's personal jetty as it sits at the end of a vacant block.

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Taken on January 2, 2011