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Seafarers Bridge over the Yarra

In Melbourne there are many bridges that allow you to cross the river. Some are for cars, and many for pedestrians and bicycles. One bridge that is one of my favourites to photograph is the Seafarers Bridge where it goes over the Yarra.

One Viewseafarers-bridge-yarra-river-melbourneThe things that go over are like ribs of a ship or a sail. It is like our mini opera house. There are so many angles to experiment with. This image is also a long exposure. I’ve really only done long exposures here once, but it is definitely a place I want to do more.

Another View

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This is from the other side. I’ve began to realize that I need to explore the angles a lot more.

One of the downsides with this bridge is how popular it is and there are always people on it, or so it seems at times. This is where the advantage of doing a long exposure comes in. If you can get a long enough time then you can get photos so that the people don’t show up. It is something that really interests me with long exposures.

I’ve been using the Formatt Hitech Filters, and the one I especially love is the Firecrest 16. I’ve now got several of their filters, and the full ND filters are the ones I like the most. I have the 6 , the 10 and the 16 stop, I just need to get the 13 and I will have the full set. I really like their filters.

The next thing to get is the filter holder and maybe the 10 stop to start with for my Nikon 14-24mm. I would love to be able to do some long exposure photography with that lens. That is next on the list.

I just keep wanting to go into the city and take photos these days. I find it so satisfying. The more I do it the more I can understand what sort of scenes I want to shoot. I have a purpose in mind and I can see that it is becoming a reality, if that is the right way of putting it.

17 Responses

  1. gorgeous photos Leanne! How you have composed and cropped them give them so much depth and impact; love the shapes and tones, the Abstractions they create. cheers, Debi

  2. Such an impressive structure Leanne …

  3. I like how you worked with lines and curves here.

  4. Great shots, Leanne. I love the way you work with light and shadows. I’ve taken a few shots of the Seafarers Bridge, but your work inspires me to be more determined in capturing its detail. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you Don. It is something that I really enjoy playing with. Always good to hear that I inspire others and yes, more investigation of angles needs to be done. I’m hoping to do more this weekend.

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