Sydney August 2013
This is the pedestrian’s view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, heading north. The barbed wire is there to deter people from potential harm and makes this footpath on this famous structure look rather bleak. I was influenced by this and I processed this image accordingly, so that it is not the typical representation you would find in a tourist’s brochure. Ahead is the South Pylon and if you look carefully you will see people up the top. One of my next posts will be from up there; and in case you’re wondering, no elevator! The things I do for this blog. 🙂
I’d walked this footpath before, but without a camera. When the topic for The Digital Lightroom’s 5th competition about Lead In Lines came up I knew I wanted to photograph this. I just needed the right weather conditions and a decent cloud pattern. I was very pleased to have been chosen for the top 10 shortlist of the competition, even though I didn’t win. My thanks to the judges and Topaz for this competition and my selection. Congratulations to the other finalists and the winner. And thanks to all who took the time to vote. It’s much appreciated.
As it so happens, there is currently a WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge on the topic of From Lines to Patterns to which this photo fits in nicely, so I thought I’d join into that one this week as well with this image.
By the way, for the photographers, until October 31 2013, Sony and DXO are giving away free licences to DXO FilmPack 3 which is software to give your digital images a film grain look. Not the latest version but it’s free. Worth a look if you want this kind of effect.
For a more picturesque view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, click here to a previous post .