I had been wanting to photograph Princes Pier for a while, and a Princes Pier Sunrise seemed a perfect idea!
We finally made it down there on Good Friday.. .choosing that day as we thought it would be quiet, empty, everyone off doing other things for Easter.. which it mostly was…
We left home well before light and got there around 7am as the sun was coming up and found a park easy enough at that hour and wandered over to the pier to setup…it was quiet and only just us and a few other fishing there… it was just the fisherman and the photographers there at that hour on a public holiday.
Rain was predicted for later in the day, but at that hour it was lovely sunrise…the pier was built between 1912-1915 and was Victoria’s third major peir before it fell into disrepair and was closed in 1989. After a massive renovation it was reopened in 2011. The old decaying pier walk was removed exposing the pylons and the remaining pier and gatehouse restored.
I do plan to go back again.. would like to get some sunset shots …….all images taken using Canon 7D, tripod and an ND 400 filter