In landscape photography, one tends to go back to the same location on several locations at different times, under different conditions. Very often, it is the appeal of the location that can be brought about by small nuances. One of my older shots (taken with the Canon 1000D) was the one called “The Tempest“. It was taken at this very pier in Frankston.

When I had photographed this pier on the first occasion, it was on an afternoon when the weather had turned severely inclement, and a nasty squall was passing through the area. The low light conditions and a long exposure leant a sense of how unsafe this pier might have been.

Yet, on this particular afternoon when I took the photograph above, the weather was pristine and clear, and there was barely a breath of wind about. The pier looked just fine (it turns out that it is right next to a boat launch, which was completely obscured during my first visit there), and almost inviting to someone who might want to sit at the end and dangle their toes into the water.

This particular shot was taken with the Canon 5D Mark II using a Canon 17-40mm wide-angle lens – lending it a little more coverage than what I got with the 1000D while shooting from the exact same spot. If you’re curious about where this particular pier is, here’s the Google Map link.

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