Dusk at Mentone Pier #1 by Jason Green

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I was so relieved when I checked the tide charts and the sunrise/sunset times yesterday… it was clearly time to get back to the beach for some more landscape photography!

Ever since shooting Mentone Pier at dawn recently, I have been wanting to get back there at dusk, as it really seemed to be more of a sunset location. I was glad I decided to do so last night, as I was presented with a glowing, warm sunset over a choppy Port Phillip Bay, which provided the opportunity for capturing silky waters beneath a vivid, orange sky. The warm glow on the wooden texture of the derelict piles was an added bonus in this composition.

For the technically minded: HDR photo generated from three exposures (+/-2ev) using Photomatix Pro and then enhanced in Lightroom, Photoshop and Topaz Adjust.

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There are a total of four images in this series… please take a moment to view the other three below by clicking on the images:

If you like the ‘Dusk at Mentone Pier’ series, you may also be interested in Dusk at Middle Brighton Baths #3


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  • sarahdennis
    sarahdennisover 4 years ago

    Great shot, i love the roughness of the wood against the calm water.

  • Thanks, sarahdennis… isn’t it amazing how the camera can turn a choppy swell (as it was this day) into calm, silky water through extended exposures?!? :)

    – Jason Green

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • Michael McCasland
    Michael McCaslandover 4 years ago

    Excellent composition.

  • Thanks, Michael… composition was the area of art/photography that I struggled with through my earlier years, so it means a lot to hear someone say my composition is “excellent” ;) Thanks again!

    – Jason Green

  • antonio
    antonioover 4 years ago

    Nice composition

  • Thanks, antonio… for my thoughts on composition, see my reply to Michael, above :)

    – Jason Green

  • Mark Robson
    Mark Robsonover 4 years ago

    Stunning image Jason :)

  • Thanks, Mark – glad you liked it! :)

    – Jason Green

  • Julie Sleeman
    Julie Sleemanover 4 years ago

    Clean and well balanced. Awesome and appealing!

  • Thank you for taking the time to write such nice words, msnurse… I’m glad you enjoyed this image!

    – Jason Green

  • Hilthart Pedersen
    Hilthart Pedersenover 4 years ago

    Great amazing shot

  • I’m glad you liked this one, Hilthart – thanks for taking the time to comment!

    – Jason Green

  • VictoriaM
    VictoriaMover 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Love the coulors!

  • Thank you, VictoriaM… I’m glad you liked this image! :)

    – Jason Green

  • Hena Tayeb
    Hena Tayebover 4 years ago

    nice shot

  • Thanks, Hena… glad you liked it :)

    – Jason Green

  • patjila
    patjilaover 4 years ago

    Really nice it draws you into the to the end!

  • Thanks for taking the time to comment, patjila… I think it is the ability for piers and jetties to draw you into an image like this that has got me focusing on them for subject material at the moment!

    – Jason Green

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