Give me the sun.... by patcheah

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Nikon D7000
Nikkor lens 55mm-300mm
colour as it is ,no processing
1st Jan 2012
St Kilda Pier,Melbourne,Australia
It was a hot summer night and my family and I had fish and chips by St Kilda beach.This glorious sunset was mesmerising.The sky was fiery red,sea gulls dancing and there were children swimming. Some people were still in the festive mood and loud music blasting from the restaurant roof top…….I was chasing the sunset……..
From internet:
St Kilda Pier has been the centre of recreational activity in St Kilda since the 1850’’s. Both the old shed at the pier entrance and the pavilion at the end are part of Victoria’’s heritage.St Kilda Pier’’s history dates back to 1853 when the St Kilda Pier and Jetty Company constructed a wooden jetty to assist the early settlers in unloading timber, building materials and firewood to St Kilda. Not long after its construction the small jetty fell victim to a stormy Port Phillip Bay and was washed away. Various forms of piers were constructed at St Kilda in the 1800’’s as the demand for a larger pier grew with the ever-increasing trade to and from the area. Since then the St Kilda Pier has grown to its present size, with the most recent concrete section constructed in the 1970’’s.The historic St Kilda Pier Kiosk was built in 1904 and has undergone several renovations in its time. Tragically, the Kiosk was devastated by fire on September 11, 2003.After massive public support to rebuild the kiosk and the support of premier Steve Bracks, it was reconstructed to the original 1903 plans, utilising some of the salvaged components, such as the cast iron roof, decorative cresting and weather vane. An additional structure, expanding the capacity was erected directly behind the kiosk and is obscured by the pavilion when viewed from the pier.
The Pavilion is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
The kiosk re-opened in March 2006.

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 3 years ago

    Stunning capture.

  • Thank you Julie for your wonderful comment and fav,greatly appreciated.

    – patcheah

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartabout 3 years ago

    Wow Pat, fantastic work – gotta love a sunset at St K!

  • Many thanks Georgie! I must go to St K more often this summer : )

    – patcheah

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured Pat … great silhouettes !

  • Thank you Trish for your kind comment.

    – patcheah

  • Edge-of-dreams
    Edge-of-dreamsabout 3 years ago

    WOW Pat, this is awesome!!!

  • Many thanks,Mia! Next time I’ll go to the pier so I can take that sun on the horizon of the sea.

    – patcheah

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Awesome capture

  • Thanks Larry for the welcome and wonderful comment.

    – patcheah

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your work has been featured in Stunning Skyscapes, January 6, 2012! Please visit the forum post to see the other featured images and congratulate your fellow artists.

  • Thank you so much for this honour,greatly appreciated.

    – patcheah

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you POP’S for this honour,deeply appreciated.

    – patcheah

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownabout 3 years ago

    Great shot…well done on your feature

  • Many thanks Polly for your kind comment and congrats.

    – patcheah

  • Brenda Dahl
    Brenda Dahlabout 3 years ago

    I have come back to this photo now probably 4 times, I think it is time to leave a comment to let you know that your sun has really caught my eye…Great Work here~!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks very much Brenda for your wonderful comment and fav.I am so glad that you like it to visit 4 times .I was captivated by the huge sun,no clouds ,just this red sky. It happened so quickly,within seconds it disappeared as fast as it first appeared. The wonder of nature!

    – patcheah

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleabout 3 years ago

    Jan 22, 2012

    Please view your feature in the large format showcase here and congratulate your fellow artists.

  • Thank you so much Maree for this privilege,greatly appreciated. Love the new large format,it is awesome!

    – patcheah

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