Sydney Harbor Bridge - The quiet side


pnjmcc

Link Posted 17/05/2011 - 23:15
I have been trying to get some good pictures of this frequently shot landmark from different viewpoints, as most of views have been seen many, many times before. Then a couple of weeks ago we went out to a place called Balls Head and I came accross this view.




I liked the apparent tranquility of the bay compared to the usual shots of a busy harbor

Shot with the K200D and the 18-55WR lens with a cokin P121 ND grad

C&C's welcome

Regards
PaulM
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 18/05/2011 - 01:33
Nice shot. The high rise building in front of the bridge looks like it's radioactively glowing though.
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snappychappy

Link Posted 18/05/2011 - 06:40
I agree, it is different though. Well taken.
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richardhurst

Link Posted 18/05/2011 - 08:56
Always nice to try and get a different shot of something that is always photographed from one particular viewpoint. Well done!
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thoughton

Link Posted 18/05/2011 - 09:24
Nice unusual viewpoint! I for one have never seen this side of the bridge, so thanks!
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i-Berg

Link Posted 18/05/2011 - 11:33
So that would be the Theatre Wharf among the other wharves on the RHS Paul? 'Sort of' know where it is. Comes up well in mono.
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pnjmcc

Link Posted 18/05/2011 - 23:38
Smeggypants wrote:
Nice shot. The high rise building in front of the bridge looks like it's radioactively glowing though.

Dam, I hadn't notice this until now,

cardiff_gareth wrote:
Now Smeggy has brought my attention to that building I can't help but notice it

Reprocessed to remove the glowing building




i-Berg wrote:
So that would be the Theatre Wharf among the other wharves on the RHS Paul? 'Sort of' know where it is. Comes up well in mono.

I dont know the name of the wharf i-Berg but heres a slightly wider shot that shows the city on the R/H side




Regards
PaulM
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Last Edited by pnjmcc on 18/05/2011 - 23:40

Frogfish

Link Posted 19/05/2011 - 10:53
Smeggypants wrote:
Nice shot. The high rise building in front of the bridge looks like it's radioactively glowing though.

Ha Ha - first thing I noticed too. Either over-sharpened or over saturated. I'd try desaturating and desharpening a little to make it less of an eye-magnet.

I really like the shot.

Edit. Oops - I really should read all the comments first shouldn't I Looks better now.
I also like the new shot but think it would be a lot better without the foreground. Just scroll the page down to see what it would be like without it. The sky and harbour are dramatic and enough IMHO.
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Last Edited by Frogfish on 19/05/2011 - 10:55
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