Sunset Pier

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    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 research (a.k.a 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 some info I found on the Redlands City Council website I discovered 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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    1. S l a w e k 51 months ago | reply

      Tons of ambiance, great long exposure...
      Seen in the group"Landscapes with Atmosphere" (?)

    2. bidji1707 51 months ago | reply

      Absolutely gorgeous ! I love your picture ....

    3. sealoves2 51 months ago | reply

      Such a beautiful photo.

    4. Be Clear 51 months ago | reply

      Beatiful colors....! Gorgeous!

    5. Dazmack [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

      Great colour and composition.

    6. old grey seas [deleted] 51 months ago | reply


    7. Alfredo Blanquer (Konqueror) 51 months ago | reply

      Really great colors and simetry.

    8. Ania.Photography - off 49 months ago | reply

      very nice clarity, beautiful purple tones.

    9. LukyMitico 48 months ago | reply

      Fantastica! Bellissimi colori!

    10. imashwin 45 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo on Creative Commons..
      I am using it in my blog post called The Runner – Part 2 – The End of the Road :

    11. The Bacher Family 42 months ago | reply

      Great composition!

    12. cshore37 41 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing a beautiful photo :] I just used it it on my new blog!

    13. samit4me 40 months ago | reply

      I stumbled across a low life flickr user posting this photo as their own, can you believe it? Have reported to Yahoo, will be interesting to see what happens.

    14. Lockie Cooke 40 months ago | reply

      Samuel Sharpe Holy sh#%, thats crazy dude. Can't say Iv'e ever seen that on flickr before ! They should be banned !!!!!!!!!

    15. Dustie Girl 40 months ago | reply

      Absolutely gorgeous I love this photo

    16. valentino * 39 months ago | reply

      bella fotografia

    17. symphony of love 33 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much for this beautiful photo and for making it available under Creative Commons License. I have used it with a quote by Margaret Atwood at Symphony of Love.

      Infinite Gratitude, Blessings, and Love,

    18. jellyfire 24 months ago | reply

      Hi, came across your image here
      This guy stole one of my images and posted as his own, and it looks like he has done it with this one too. Might want to report him to Yahoo for it, try and get him removed

    19. MarsW 23 months ago | reply

      This is just sensational Sam! Wonderful LE &evening colours. Just saw on Light Stalking site who are using it as an example of LE shooting!
      Wonderful image.
      Greetings from Ireland.

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