Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Shark Rock Pier at night

One of the main beaches in Port Elizabeth is called Hobie Beach. It is a Blue Flag beach just across the road from The Boardwalk entertainment complex and a very popular beach. Until the late 1980's Hobie Beach was nothing more than a rocky stretch of coastline. It was then decided to have a pier built to block the sand moving along the coastline and form a beach. Today the value of the beach and surrounding area to the city far exceeds the cost of building it.

The pier is a very popular landmark for photos and television footage of the beachfront. The other night we organised for the in-laws to watch the Rugrats for a while and went out for dinner. After dinner we headed down to the beachfront for a stroll through the Boardwalk and down to the beach. I had my camera on hand for a couple of night shots of the pier. Unfortunately the Damselfly didn't want me to carry a tripod along on a romantic (anything without the Rugrats we see as romantic) stroll so I had to sit on my behind and shoot off my knees.On this picture the waves were crashing against the rocks in front of me and made a blurry curtain between me and the pier. I thought it was more interesting than just another straight forward pic like the top one.

10 comments:

  1. Another PE photo - keep them coming - they are interesting! and thanks for your comment on E's first day at work - and yes you were right !!

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  2. I almost never do night photography - probably because I'm too lazy to get the tripod out! These are very beautiful pics - the second one is indeed interesting, but I must say that I prefer the first one. I like the colour of the light and the way that one can see the waves crashing in the background. Nice work!

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  3. well they are dang good tripod or not, you must have steady knees...lol, like the first shot very much indeed and do hope salt spray didnt get you in number 2. Excellent shots.

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  4. love the creamyness of the waves crashing in the first photo!

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  5. Bautiful photos - don't blame Damselfly - not much romance in a tripod! Ha! Wait until Rugrats grow up - you'll miss them! :-)

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  6. wow these photo's are magnificent....you dont need to try change your style, your style is you and so good..
    Thanks for the comments on my pics yesterday...I often look for things to photography as I dont get out much, so hence the stupid stuff!!!
    *giggle*

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  7. Hi Firefly, this is my second attempt. Blogger bombed me out the first time.
    shark Rock Pier has many moods - everytime we go there, we find a new photo angle.
    Nice shots by the way.
    I also enjoyed your bat picture.

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  8. Hi Firefly -- I love your work! My husband and I do some shooting in our free time and are trying out new techniques with our Nikon. There's an Inspiration Award at my place for you if you'd like to claim it.

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