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A Good Friday in Melbourne

From this Side

On Friday’s I usually do a rework of a previous image, but today, being Good Friday and Easter, well I thought I would do something else.  I did go into the city very early this morning to take some photos.  I had hoped that I might find the city empty, and to a certain extent it was, but there were still people around.  I wasn’t finding much inspiration, so I didn’t take many photos.  I did take some of a subject that I have photographed before.

From this SideI have taken this image plenty of times.  At different times of the day, and in different weather.  One day I will have to put them altogether and see if there are differences in the scene.  The sun was really bright so I used the curve of the bridge to block it out and I think it worked really well.  I quite like this composition.

Then From the Other SideI haven’t really taken this one before, I don’t think.  I tried to do it with no people, but when I got here it all of a sudden got very busy and people were everywhere.  This was the emptiest we saw it.

I like the blue sky, strange because on the way home it became overcast and has been ever since.  It had been cloudy earlier, so the beautiful blue sky was a surprise.  It contrasts so well against the white structure of the bridge.

I didn’t get what I hoped to get this morning, but I had a lovely time and got to catch up with a really good friend, what more can you ask for.

We looked at the postcards and I think I got my first order, she loved them, so that is great news.

Hope you are having a great Easter.

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  1. Always loved your daily photos!! Keep it coming!!

    March 29, 2013
  2. Great composition in these two images… love the lines, the cityscape and, that cool bridge!

    C.

    March 29, 2013
  3. Beautiful! I think it’ a really good composition, too.

    March 29, 2013
  4. Love this walkway — with or without people! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com

    March 29, 2013
  5. Great!!!!!!
    Pedro.

    March 29, 2013
  6. Wonderful shots!!!

    March 29, 2013
  7. Great photo and background photo. I tend to think greatness happens when you wander and come across something you weren’t looking for but wouldn’t have happened if you hadn’t gone out to explore.

    March 29, 2013
  8. Wonderful photos…and no people cluttering them up :-)

    March 29, 2013
  9. Very nice composition! And I prefer the first one

    March 29, 2013
  10. How you got a photo of this bridge with only one person on it I have no idea. Every time I have walked past it there are people everywhere. It is one cool piece of asymmetric engineering.

    March 29, 2013
    • I think it helped that it was Good Friday and while there were people around, there weren’t a lot. I know what you mean about how it is normally.

      March 29, 2013
  11. so beautiful… Thanks and Have a nice weekend, love, nia

    March 29, 2013
  12. Cool and very clever!

    March 29, 2013
  13. Fantastic perspective and wonderful framing.
    I wish you a very happy Easter.

    March 29, 2013
  14. Lovely photos – have a Happy Easter!

    March 29, 2013
  15. Love that first shot – great composition.
    Happy Easter!

    March 29, 2013
  16. How I wish I had your camera skills!

    March 29, 2013
  17. Energetic and peaceful photos- simultaneously. Thanks for the like on my blog today.

    March 29, 2013
  18. Thanks Leanne – the sky was beautiful this morning – so good you captured it. I was lazy and had a lie in so didn’t get to enjoy it as perhaps I should!

    March 29, 2013
    • Haha, I know the feeling oh so well. I think Autumn is finally here so there will be plenty more to enjoy.

      March 30, 2013
  19. wonderful photos…I love the sky when it is blue like that…yes the first photo works very well the way you managed to block the sun…have a great Easter weekend…

    March 30, 2013
    • Happy Easter Heather. I find a blue sky like that can be very hard to capture.

      March 30, 2013
  20. You just make me want to visit there so much! Your photos are always so beautiful… :D

    March 30, 2013
    • YOu will have to come Keli, and I will show you around my city.

      March 30, 2013
  21. Great composition in that first shot.

    March 30, 2013
    • Thanks Noeline, It is one I have done so many times, but I keep going back for more, I must love it as well.

      March 30, 2013
  22. Love the perspective!

    March 30, 2013
  23. Both are very good compositions. I like the first one a lot.

    March 30, 2013
  24. Your photos are amazing. I love it.

    March 30, 2013
  25. nice!

    March 30, 2013
  26. Wonderful curves!

    March 30, 2013
  27. Lovely work! Reminds me of how perspective influences our outlook so strongly. Thanks for stopping by Feathered Spirit and liking my blog!

    March 30, 2013
  28. Great photos! Love your blog !

    March 30, 2013
  29. Reblogged this on Life after work.

    March 30, 2013
  30. Blotting out the sun had a great effect – like that kind of shimmering “halo” round the strut. Great shot.

    March 30, 2013
  31. Good pictures, Leanne! Adrian

    March 30, 2013
  32. I placed one of your image on my photography board on Pinterest. I hope you don’t mind. http://pinterest.com/vcvalentina/connecting-the-world-with-bridges/

    April 5, 2013
    • You have lots of bridges there.

      April 5, 2013
      • Yes, I have many bridges as well as other pictures. Pinterest is not going away, is growing big. Good place to show your work.

        April 5, 2013
  33. You should enter that first one in this contest http://www.viewbug.com/contests/pov-photo-contest. Its judged by Scott Bourne and Skip Cohen and some other great industry folks. I would try black and whiting it really showcasing the city part and reflection on the water. Its a yummy shot, you should consider ;)

    April 5, 2013
    • I know I need to start entering competitions, but it is a scary thing to do, don’t you think, thanks for the link, I will take a look and maybe even consider it.

      April 5, 2013
      • :) Its like a cliff dive, the first time is like …”eek,” and then the second time is like…”I got this shit,”….n then ..”what was I so afraid of.” There comes a points in the journey were you just need a lil push n then you look back and are glad it happened. You’re deff there, now jump ;)

        April 5, 2013
  34. I remember other shots like the first one, but this one is really beautiful :) I love that you blocked the sun with the structure like that! Is it getting cooler there for you yet? It’s getting slightly warmer where we are HAHA!

    April 7, 2013

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