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Shorncliffe Jetty. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.  by Ralph de Zilva


Small (23.2" x 15.5")

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Nikon D700 & Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens
Gitzo tripod

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Shorncliffe pier is situated in the suburb of Shorncliffe, Australia near Saint Patrick’s College the private school and lower Moora Park. This pier with its white faded timber railings, colonial street lamps spaced out along the stretch of pier, and resting shelter towards the end is a much visited attraction for families, residents and tourists to the area.

During the early history of Shorncliffe and its neighbouring bayside suburb Sandgate, both were beachside suburbs visited by Brisbane residents for day trips and holidays. In 1865 a company was formed to construct the pier, and it was finished in 1872.

The pier still stands reaching out into the bay over a century later. The pier is the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race in April and is an element in many photographs and pieces of art circulating in Brisbane art galleries. With views of Redcliffe peninsula, the Boondall Wetlands, Moreton Bay Islands and the Shorncliffe cliffs, the pier is a feature in the nautical landscape of this northside Brisbane suburb.

In late 2000 the pier was refurbished and repainted. The boardwalk leading to the pier and the adjoining parks underwent large scale renovations in 2008 as part of a Brisbane City Council project aimed at attracting tourists to the area and reclaiming its bayside suburb character.

In 2011 Sandgate Pier was used as the location for a UK TV commercial for Homebase DIY. The Pier was given a temporary makeover for the commercial.


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I have always had a love of capturing images and in my early teens took many photographs on my little Kodak camera. I loved the wild open spaces and bird life in particular and longed to be able to be an accomplished photographer. It took ill health and a forced early retirement to re-kindle this love of photography. I am a self-taught amateur photographer who has had no formal training. I take great pride and joy in my work and these days have the time to pursue this wonderful hobby.

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  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...almost 3 years ago

    Love the way you caught the light on the pier!

  • Thank you very much Darlene.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • SUBI
    SUBIalmost 3 years ago

    Great photo Ralph, well done, Sue:)

  • Thanks so much Sue.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • jos2507
    jos2507almost 3 years ago

    amazing picture ! the sun is so bright and warm ! beautiful !

  • Thank you very much for the nice comment.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnalmost 3 years ago

    Nice one

  • Thanks Michael.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRosealmost 3 years ago

    A heart warming sunrise! I love the way the golden light has caught the pier! Adding it to my Favourites!

  • Thanks a lot for the wonderful comment and fave Kathryn.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

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  • Really do appreciate the feature Deb, thanks so much.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 2 years ago

    Love it ! ..Beautiful work Ralph …

  • Thanks very much Gail for the feature and fave.

    – Ralph de Zilva

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