Sydney August 2013 (3 images)
I am the eye in the sky
Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules
Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind
And I don’t need to see any more
To know that
I can read your mind, I can read your mind
… “Eye in the Sky” is a 1982 song by The Alan Parsons Project from the album Eye in the Sky.
These three photos were taken on and near the South Pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Actually, the middle photo is a crop of the last photo, and just shows that on occasions, I do miss not having a zoom lens as my main lens. But with modern day camera megapixels, maybe I can do without one.
In this set, the main subject is the bridge climbers. If you look closely enough at any modern photos of the Sydney Harbour Bridge you will usually see them somewhere on the bridge. Bridge Climb is now the number 1 attraction/adventure that tourists want to experience when in Sydney. Apparently, there have been over 4000 marriage proposals made at the summit of the bridge so far. There is even a dedicated wedding climb if you want to get married or renew your vows up there. Unfortunately for photographers, you can’t take a camera up there, or anything else that could plummet out of your hands like a missile onto the deck below, which is why I haven’t done it yet 🙂 .
The view from the top of the South Pylon is nearly as impressive and a lot “safer” for those who might baulk at climbing the bridge. Looking at these photos, I didn’t realise there was so much rust on the bridge. Hmmm.
And in case you’re wondering, the climb involves 1002 steps.
This is Part 3 of my South Pylon trilogy of posts. If you missed them, the other 2 parts are:
Part 1: The Bridge ***Finalist in the Digital Lightroom competition.
Part 2: All along the watch tower