Early Morning at Queenscliff (2) by Christine Smith

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CHALLENGE WINNER in the Down By the Sea – Pier and Jetties Challenge 08-09-2012
TOP TEN FINALIST in the A World of EOS – Ocean Structures Challenge 10-06-2013

Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @ 28mm, ISO: 100, Aperture: f6.3, Shutter: 1/60

Taken very early in the morning at Queenscliff in Victoria, Australia. This old pier and lifeboat complex is now listed with the Heritage Council of Victoria. The Queenscliff Pier and Lifeboat Complex is of historical significance for its associations with the lifeboat service, the sea pilot service, the famous bay ferries and paddle steamers. Queenscliff Pier, built between 1884 and 1889 is of historical significance as a symbol of the early bay steamers and the numerous distinguished patrons brought by them from Melbourne to Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale. The pier perpetuates the memory of the Bay Steamer trade and the now demolished Fishermen’s Pier. It contains the last lifeboat shed to be constructed over the water in Queenscliff. It is also of architectural significance as a collection of rare surviving intact timber pier structures. The lifeboat shed is of architectural significance as a rare intact example of a jetty mounted lifeboat shed. Few if any of these sheds remain in Victoria. Similarly the barrel shape of the shed roof is an uncommon aspect generally seen only in nineteenth century railway goods sheds. The shelter shed too, with its arched wrought iron truss work and panelled timber interior is a more sophisticated and direct reminder of the bay steamer days. The pier and its buildings are of aesthetic significance as a prominent landmark on the bay representing a bygone era in Queenscliff’s history.


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Photography been a longtime hobby that has now become an obsessive passion. I am fairly eclectic in my choice of subjects, and try to see beauty in most things. Thank you for dropping by my site and I welcome any feedback and tips.

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  • Britta Cait
    Britta Caitalmost 2 years ago

    Great image Christine

  • Thank you kindly.

    – Christine Smith

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey.

    – Christine Smith

  • Michael Carter
    Michael Carteralmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful perspective and light! Great tone.

  • Thanks so much for your kind words and fave Michael.

    – Christine Smith

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    Christine Wil...almost 2 years ago

    wonderful shot

  • Thank you for your lovely comment and the fave Christine.

    – Christine Smith

  • Roger Neal
    Roger Nealalmost 2 years ago

    Just knew it was one of yours as soon as I saw the thumbnail. Another beautiful image Christine.

  • Thank you so much Roger.

    – Christine Smith

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkialmost 2 years ago

    Another fine HDR Christine

  • Much appreciated Hans.

    – Christine Smith

  • Vince Russell
    Vince Russellalmost 2 years ago

    A wonderful take on the grand old pier, Christine. I learnt to scuba dive under this many years ago and got to know it quite well you have done her justice!

  • Thank you very much for both your very kind words and the fave Vince.

    – Christine Smith

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 2 years ago

    Super hDR Christine, good POV …

  • Much appreciated Tom.

    – Christine Smith

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago


    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Thanks Derek.

    – Christine Smith

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfalmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature Evelina. I really appreciate it.

    – Christine Smith

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