Monday, 20 January 2014

Two Views from Swan Bay Pier

Swan Bay pier sticks out from the end of Swan Bay Road into Swan Bay - which is suppose is not that surprising.

Swan Bay is a large tidal bay with a healthy population of swans - which is suppose is not that surprising either!  In case you don't know, Swan Bay is is about 2 hours west of Melbourne, and is really an extension of Port Phillip Bay on which Melbourne stands.

Because my in-laws used to live near this pier I have walked along its decks many, many times - but I always seem to find something to look at and photograph.

I saw the possibility of the panorama style shot of the pelicans as they swam towards me, and the perspective of piers is one of my favourite images.  So, here are two pictures from my latest walk along this pier.



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31 comments:

Carole M. said...

a nice long shot there Stewart

Fun60 said...

A great shot Stewart. The Australian pelican seems huge in comparison to others.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Stewart. I love the pelicans and the shot of the long pier. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Looks like an interesting place to walk.......love the blue sea!

Ruby

thewovenspoke said...

Wonderful shots Stewart it makes me want to go a beach somewhere with my camera.

Tammy said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit! The pano shot is stunning!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love that second picture. I really love the perspective there. Great capture Stewart.

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldig om na z,on mooie wandeling met zulke mooie foto,s thuis te komen.

Irma said...

Beautiful area for walking.
Beautiful blue water in this sea.
Have a great week.

Gattina said...

What a lovely place and so many swans !!

Montanagirl said...

Oh I like both these shots - Panorama and vertical - nice work!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful blues.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wonderful to see.

Sylvia K said...

I love the pelicans, Stewart!! And what a terrific shot of that long pier! Hope you have a great week!

Christian WeiƟ said...

Great photos and place.

Katrin Klink said...

Perfect shots, and I love the pier! You must have a pretty good karma, judging from the places you are residing.

Rajlakshmi said...

perfect!!! breathtaking views :)

Nora at Island Rambles said...

I love to see the Pelican..he does look huge. such a long dock to walk on. cheers.

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Jim said...

Terrific.

ladyfi said...

So very very gorgeous!

Gerald (SK14) said...

a lovely place to be in fine weather

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the panorama. enjoy that they hang out like that together - i thought they enjoyed more single time than that? neat. ( :

Carver said...

Stunning shots of a beautiful place.

Bill Nicholls said...

Boy that is a long peir to run along.

Sallie Rainville said...

I would walk that pier daily if I lived near it...there is just something special about the feeling you get on one...we've been lucky to stay near places with piers several winters...

Great pictures...with opposite orientations.

Carol L McKenna said...

Something great about the 'pier' shot ~ thanks,

carol, xxx
www.acreativeharbor.com

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

I know it is too hot were you are but I would not mind being on that pier and looking at the sea...

Small City Scenes said...

But where are the Swans. A pelican can't be a Swan but he said,
"Like helican".
MB

NatureFootstep said...

love the panorama shot. It is nice. :)

Pat Tillett said...

I was expecting the birds to be swans, not pelicans! We were on a real roll there.
Very nice photos Stewart. It looks like a beautiful place.