Monochrome Madness – A Melbourne Bridge

When my friends arrived from the US I spent one day with Anne around the city. I asked what she wanted to see and she said a bridge that I photograph a lot. I can’t remember exactly how she said it, but it turned out she was talking about the Webb Bridge.

It is an incredible bridge and indeed, I have photographed it a lot. It is nice in a way because you can walk around it quite a bit and get it from lots of different angles.

It is one of those bridges that stands out again a blue sky, but that isn’t what we got. Unfortunately, it was overcast and rain threatened us nearly the whole time. It did catch us eventually.

We didn’t only photograph this bridge and found ourselves walking all along the river to Princes Bridge. We then headed into the city and looked at some of the buildings.

In the end, we stopped because her friends were ready to join us and it seemed time to go and find somewhere for a late lunch.

I used my Fujifilm X-S10 with the Tamron 18-300mm lens on it. I am finding that lens a great one for this type of photography. You can walk around with it and not worry about changing lenses because you want to get wider or closer to a subject. I love the camera too, it is lighter than my X-T3 and a great camera to walk around with. It is becoming my number one pick for a lot of my photography. I think the in body image stabilisation (IBIS) really helps with that as well.

I decided for Monochrome Madness that perhaps picking one of my images taken of that bridge would be a good choice for today. I have converted it and done more work on it. I hope you like it. I hope Anne likes it and that she had a great time as I showed her my city.

Participating in Monochrome Madness

If you would like to participate in this challenge please post photos on your blog and use the tag Monochrome-Madness, as then I can use the reader to see what you post. Also, use the tag mid-week monochrome to catch Bren’s as well.

I’m afraid I don’t use Social Media much anymore, but maybe tag it #monochromemadness for Instagram and I will try and look. That would be brilliant.

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  1. Monochrome images are perfect for buildings and structures as you see the form and nuances of the structure rather than being distracted by colour. Ot gives you more of an insight into the mind of the engineer/architect. I’d like to see more images of this bridge.

    1. That is very true, that is one reason that monochrome is so good for architecture. I have photographed it so many times, there are probably lots of images of it. Maybe put in Webb Bridge to the search part.
      Thank you.

    1. I really enjoyed it as well Sarah, it was great meeting her in the US an then to show her around my place too, loved it. It is a great bridge and perfect for monochrome. I saw yours too. Thank you Sarah.

  2. Hi Leanne, this is the third time I’ve tried to comment. Patience is not one of my virtues! Since I’m in WP, I’m hoping this will post. I did enjoy our day together. It was the highlight of my trip. And, OMG, the Melbourne buildings were fantastic. On our last day, Sandy and Peg wanted me to take them on the same route. I did my best. I still love the Webb bridge.

    1. I got one of the comments before, not sure what happened to the other. Sorry, sometimes I’m lazy when replying. I am sure you took them to some great places. There is a lot to see in Melbourne, I’ve lived here for many years and still finding new places to take photos.

  3. I’m not keen to enter the belly of the beast….wonderfully scary 🙂
    They could move that bicycle sign else where. How to ruin art

    1. It isn’t really scary, lol. Thank you Bushboy.
      I know, Melbourne city council are really good at ruining great photos. They do it a lot. LIke putting things to catch rubbish in the river right next to a place where people like to take photos.

    1. It does, though it is a bit of out of the way so it doesn’t get the tourists that are closer to the city. Thank you.

  4. I do like it. Someone commented on one of my photos that you and I have different styles. I replied that you are amazing with processing. I have pretty much the same image, but yours is moody and wonderful. Mine is basically a travel photo. I had a great time that day and absolutely loved your city. I keep telling people about the buildings

    1. Haha, I don’t know about that, I just spend a lot of time on it. I have done lots to mine. I know what you mean about the travel photos, sometimes that is all we need. I am so happy to hear you had a great day in the city. I love it too, well I used too. It is interesting when you see the buildings all the time, I often look at other cities and think the same. Thank you Anne.

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