Piers - Photography Contest [43 entries]

Under the Pier Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
68.9%
Contest goal:

A pier is a raised structure, including bridge and building supports and walkways, over water, typically supported by widely spread piles or pillars.
We had bridges but let's open up the theme and allow other structures. There are so many types out there and they go over all types of water sources. It HAS to be over water and at some point end over the water, is the only main rule. Bridges or any other structure that goes from land over water and to land again is considered off theme.


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Suggested by: MnMCarta

kyricom: so bridges, and anything else, is ok as long as it goes over water? ( 5 years and 962 days ago )
friiskiwi: A pier to me doesn't go anywhere, e.g. there is water at the end, while a bridge joins A to B.
So we are allowed both? ( 5 years and 962 days ago )
Contest Moderator: No, bridges or any other structure that does not "end" in the water is off theme. ( 5 years and 962 days ago )
friiskiwi: Thanks ( 5 years and 962 days ago )
friiskiwi: How close to this do we stick?
A pier is a raised structure, including bridge and building supports and walkways, over water, typically supported by widely spread piles or pillars. The lighter structure of a pier allows tides and currents to flow almost unhindered, whereas the more solid foundations of a quay or the closely-spaced piles of a wharf can act as a breakwater, and are consequently more liable to silting. Piers can range in size and complexity from a simple lightweight wooden structure to major structures extended over a mile out to sea. In American English, pier may be synonymous with dock. ( 5 years and 960 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Everything you said is exceptable except for bridges. It has to "end" in water. ( 5 years and 960 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Please remember that a pier is a raised structure.... allowing water to flow under it. That means any slolid structure is off theme. ( 5 years and 959 days ago )
friiskiwi: "Please remember that a pier is a raised structure.... allowing water to flow under it. That means any slolid structure is off theme. "
Thanks, that was the clarification I was after. ( 5 years and 959 days ago )
k5683: I think the mod needs to look up more definitions about what a pier is. I found many definitons (not on wiki!) that do not say anything about allowing water to flow under it or being on pillars. ( 5 years and 958 days ago )
FallingHorse: I tend to agree Kelly - while some entries are considered 'off theme' for the limited definition given, they are still clearly piers. Especially when the goal states "There are so many types out there and they go over all types of water sources." - restricitng it to just those giagantic ones with great big legs (pylons) found at the ocean goes against the 'there are so many types' statement. Perhaps the idea of 'allowing water flowing under it' was to make a breakwater off theme - (those piles of rocks usually in a semi-circle, designed to ease the wave action at boatramps etc)? Just my two pennies for what it's worth ( 5 years and 958 days ago )
Rajini: How many entries can a single user submit ? ( 5 years and 957 days ago )
FallingHorse: 3 entries Rajini ( 5 years and 957 days ago )
Rajini: Thank You FallingHorse ( 5 years and 954 days ago )

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Under the Pier - created by riady


Under the Pier
Favs: 3SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/43Score: 68.9% (39)9470 views

A shot of local pier was taken in the early morning, where the sun just risen and the wind gently blew (5 years and 962 days ago)


There be a storm a brewin - created by MnMCarta


There be a storm a brewin
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/43Score: 68.5% (34)7636 views

(5 years and 962 days ago)


Iced - created by Luvs2Rock


Iced
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/43Score: 68.3% (29)7194 views

(5 years and 962 days ago)


Calm - created by Remsphoto


Calm
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/43Score: 67.9% (23)5696 views

(5 years and 959 days ago)


Douglas Lifeboat Station - created by Heathcliffe


Douglas Lifeboat Station
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/43Score: 67.8% (18)8465 views

Located in a small yard given to the Lifeboat Institution by the Harbour Commissioners, at the foot of the Battery Pier with boats having to be man handled across the road in to the water, this was the routine until in 1874 when a slipway was built. A third new station along side the old slipway was built in the 1920's and is the present building and used to house the newly arrived motor powered "Manchester and Salford" so that the boat could be housed ready for use at a moments notice, and remained in service until well after the end of WW2.
In the 1950’s the first diesel powered Lifeboats arrived, with the present boat "Sir William Hillary" named after the Founder of the RNLI, which has just been refitted and has been in service since 1988...
The Lifeboat house is still in use today, and earlier this year 2004 the Boathouse received a new roof to replace the asbestos one which was condemned, and during this time the crew were using two containers as temporary station premises. (5 years and 959 days ago)