I’d seen this pier when flying into Melbourne. I finally got to visit on a windy day, the rain was on its way and the sea was rough, so a sturdy tripod was essential. I placed a 10 stop ND filter onto my wide angle lens with a soft grad filter to balance the exposure between the bright sky and moody water. The wind was blowing toward me, which created a nice sense of movement of the clouds across the image. I love how a long exposure image shot in black and white can make a scene feel so timeless. I imagine that these old pylons will remain standing still for another 100 years while the sea and sky continue to change day by day.

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Image detail: Gary Ramage