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Dusk. Shorncliffe Pier.

Updated: Jul 13, 2021

Shorncliffe Pier in the moments following dusk. The structure stretches 351.5m into Bramble Bay (part of Moreton Bay) is the largest timber pier in Brisbane and one of the longest recreational piers in Australia. Initial construction dates back to 1883.

Captured using a Nikon D850 paired with a Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D.

Metadata informs me that the focal length was 70mm; 30 second exposure @ f/18. ISO 64.

Photographed for no particular reason other than my appreciation of calming horizon lines.

There was a small window within which the twilight was balanced with the artificial lighting of the pier, allowing just enough separation to lift the illuminated structure from the landscape and create depth - a moment later and it was lost. The long exposure also resulted in movement within the water and reflected light from the sky above creates a glass like surface. With a little know-how (also see trial and error), a camera can create images that the eye is unable to see, blurring the lines between reality and dream-like escapism.

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And the view from the Norther side (below). The lovely but somewhat predictable postcard.

All content © Heath Missen 2021.


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