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Weekend Wanderings – Lighting Up the Webb Bridge

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It was back to the Webb Bridge at the Docklands on Wednesday with my photography buddy.  She lost all her photos from the last visit and I wasn’t totally happy with what I got, so we thought we would go back.

We got there before Sunset, but it was so overcast, really overcast and so we spent the time that the sun was going down having hot chocolate, tea and sharing a burger.  Then we waited until it was almost dark and headed over to the bridge.

LeanneCole-webb-6865The sky still had some colour in it, though not for long.  Look at how wonderfully the bridge lights up.  We were lucky and seemed to score another almost windless evening.

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One of the lovely things about an almost windless evening means reflections in the water.  This one wasn’t great, but there is more.

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It was like getting two for one.  It was so good.  The reflections are not perfect, but they are nice.

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We went onto the bridge just before we left and got some great shots of the inside, if that is the right word for this spot.

It was an interesting evening, because it was so overcast the lights of the city reflected off the clouds so we didn’t get that black black sky.  I really liked some of the shots we got.  So here a gallery with the above and some others I took.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend, sadly mine is almost over.  I did do more portraits, so I will have to go and look at them now and see what I got.

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  1. I tried to click “like,” but the button seems to be stuck. :(

    July 28, 2013
    • That is really strange, I have heard people are having trouble liking posts, see if you can like anyone else’s.

      July 28, 2013
      • Yeah, I can like other blogs. Beside your like button, it just says “loading.”

        July 28, 2013
      • I have no idea, other people are liking it, so I am confused. I have people who can’t comment sometimes.

        July 28, 2013
      • Love it, took 2 tries to times to like it! You could make movies.Your vision…

        July 29, 2013
      • The liking thing is a bit of problem with this post, I might have to ask WP about it if it persists.
        Thank you, what a nice thing to say, I had never considered that.

        July 29, 2013
  2. Lovely crisp shots! And I never even knew about this bridge :) So thanks for sharing these!

    July 28, 2013
    • Thank you Carl, It is a fantastic bridge, I think I really like photographing it. :)

      July 28, 2013
  3. Fantastic photography! I can’t like it either, but I shared it on Facebook.

    July 28, 2013
    • Thank you, I don’t know why you can’t like or why Matthew can’t. I think it is one of those WordPress mysteries. Sorry about that, but thanks for sharing it on Facebook.

      July 28, 2013
  4. Lovely series of images – the bridge looks great against the dark background.

    July 28, 2013
    • Thank you Mark, I think the same, I think it looks better at night than it does during the day.

      July 28, 2013
  5. I’m looking forward to it getting darker again, over here in the UK, so I can have another go at this sort of photography. These are great shots.

    July 28, 2013
    • Yes, summer can be hard in that respect. I do love winter for taking photos early, but then again, it also means that you don’t get those wonderful dramatic sunsets that come with summer. I don’t know what it is like where you are, but the sun always go down her in summer by around 9pm. Thank you.

      July 28, 2013
  6. Beautiful pictures. More reasons to visit.

    July 28, 2013
    • Thank you, it is nice that I am giving you reasons to visit, it is a great place to come to.

      July 28, 2013
  7. leecleland #

    Great shots and what a great bridge. It looks nearly spiderweb like on the inside and like a SF or UFO Pod from the outside hovering over the water. The little bit of coloured reflection in the first shot is wonderful as it gives a second spot to look at and keeps the eye within the frame. I do like it better at night :)

    July 28, 2013
    • I have to agree, I think it looks so much more interesting at night. I love how you have described it all. It is a bit like that. Thanks Lee. :)

      July 28, 2013
  8. What a beautiful interesting bridge! I would love to see that in person!! Awesome pics!!

    July 28, 2013
    • It is pretty amazing, I love it that they build things like this and it really makes the area beautiful. Thanks Lisa.

      July 28, 2013
  9. That’s a very odd structure. It looks as though it hasn’t been inflated fully.

    July 28, 2013
    • That is pretty interesting thought about the bridge Brian.

      July 28, 2013
  10. Elle Hubbard #

    What a beautiful bridge and great photography of it to show it off. I have never seen or heard of this bridge before, but it is stunning.

    July 28, 2013
    • Thank you Elle, it is great to photograph it. I really liked it. It is pretty cool, shame it is down one end of the city that doesn’t get used much.

      July 28, 2013
  11. I’ve been having the problem with the like button on lots of different blogs, so it’s not just yours. Sometimes it works and then it doesn’t. I find if I click refresh it appears again. This bridge is an amazing structure. We must find it next time we are in Melbourne.

    July 28, 2013
    • It is a strange thing the thing with people not being able to press the like button. Next time you are in Melbourne let me know and I will show you the bridge.

      July 28, 2013
      • I will do that. It would be great to meet up one day. I don’t know when we will be there again. Probably when there is a family wedding.

        July 28, 2013
      • Whenever Carol, it will be wonderful.

        July 29, 2013
      • Something to look forward to Leanne!

        July 29, 2013
      • :)

        July 30, 2013
  12. Loved the photos!! I would love to visit this bridge! :)

    July 28, 2013
    • Thank you, it is a pretty amazing bridge, I am sure you would love it. :)

      July 28, 2013
  13. Very nice, and I liked your last series on this bridge, too. It’s really something. And it suits your editing style to a T.

    July 28, 2013
    • It’s such a great bridge to photograph. Thank you Paul.

      July 29, 2013
  14. Absolutely stunning shots as usual Leanne! Looks like you enjoyed it very much. I love the reflections! Thanks for sharing hon. :D *hugs*

    July 28, 2013
    • I did enjoy it, my friend and I had a fantastic time. It isn’t often you find someone that really suits you when you go out to take photos, but she was great and I love going with her. I loved the reflections too, I was so happy the water was almost still enough for them. I wonder what it would be like first thing in the morning. Thanks Sonel. :)

      July 29, 2013
  15. Pat #

    Stellar photos of this unique bridge.

    July 28, 2013
  16. ThW bridge is so unique, wonderful work!

    July 29, 2013
    • Thank you John, it is unique and I am so glad it is here. :)

      July 29, 2013
  17. Beautiful, Leanne! Love the Webb Bridge and you do it so much justice when you photograph it!

    July 29, 2013
    • Thank you Steph, that is nice of you to say. I do love taking photos of it, I would love to photograph the inside one day when it is sunny. One day.

      July 29, 2013
  18. An interesting structure Leanne.

    July 29, 2013
  19. Wow! Beautiful! Can’t wait to see the portraits…

    July 29, 2013
    • Thanks Nia, I can’t wait to see how they turn out.

      July 29, 2013
  20. Extraordinary scenes, indeed. Some seem quite surreal.

    July 29, 2013
    • Thank you Colonialist, that is fantastic, I like the way you say they seem quite surreal.

      July 29, 2013
  21. tnuttallsmith #

    Really nice work, both the photos and the way that you write. Look forward to seeing more

    July 29, 2013
    • Thank you, what a lovely thing to say. I hope you won’t be disappointed.

      July 29, 2013
  22. Magnificent and a bit surreal images! Loved them!

    July 29, 2013
    • You’re the second person to use the word surreal in relation to these images, thank you.

      July 29, 2013
  23. Incredible! Beautiful photography as usual.

    July 29, 2013
  24. Fantastic images Leanne, I think these are some of my favorites from your blog!
    Lisa

    July 29, 2013
    • Thank you Lisa, these are easy shots for me, in that they don’t really require much processing. Getting there to photograph them is a different matter.

      July 29, 2013
  25. Sooooo beautiful!!!

    July 29, 2013
  26. Amazing work! You have done it again :)

    July 29, 2013
  27. These are wonderful, Leanne! I love the reflections. One of them looks like a giant fish is opening it’s mouth to swallow us alive. :)

    July 29, 2013
  28. Great photos. Looks like a neat place to visit.

    July 29, 2013
    • It is a great place to visit if you love taking photos Nora. Thank you.

      July 29, 2013
  29. Those image were well worth your time to photograph and well worth my time to view. Great stuff as usual.

    July 29, 2013
    • I agree Paul did a great job with these images, I wish I could take some as good as this.

      July 29, 2013
      • hmmm…I expect yu are a good influence.

        July 30, 2013
      • Haha, I just read what you are responding to and realised, I thought you were responding to my post on Paul, I am so sorry. I do comments in the comments window and I usually look to see what post the comment is for, but I missed yours, I am really sorry, and can I just say, thank you.

        July 30, 2013
  30. superb photo’s, Leanne.. I love how the lights worked in your photos.
    groetjes, Francina

    July 29, 2013
    • The lights were fantastic, I love taking photos of the bridge like this. Thanks Francina

      July 29, 2013
      • I can see why, Leanne.. it’s an intriguing design when the lights are on.

        July 29, 2013
      • I think the bridge is fantastic and I love the way it is lit up at night, such a fantastic design.

        July 29, 2013
  31. These are fabulous – that bridge was made for night photography.
    I have the same problem as the commenters above with your ‘like’ button, but I can Like a post from the Reader without a problem…more WP weirdness….

    July 29, 2013
    • I agree Marie about the bridge, it certainly was. They really thought about that.
      I don’t know what the problem is, I might have to report it to WP, it is very strange. Definitely more weirdness.

      July 29, 2013
  32. Such an amazing Bridge! I have had fun photographing it too! I really like the wide angle shot you have of the bridge. Makes it really look like a long snake!

    July 29, 2013
    • I have to agree it is fantastic to photograph. If the image is the one I think it is I love the way the reflection in the water just seems to make it go on forever. Thank you.

      July 30, 2013
  33. lovely photos. the webb bridge looks very much like the helix bridge we have here in singapore!

    July 30, 2013
    • I wonder if they were designed by the same person. I have seen some photos of things in Singapore, looks like you have some great architecture there.

      July 30, 2013
      • it’s become like that in the last few years – I just returned after only four years away, and our skyline has grown immeasurably more beautiful in that time.

        July 30, 2013
      • I keep seeing all these amazing photos and I want to come there to take my own. I have you photographed that bridge you were talking about?

        July 30, 2013
  34. I love the photographs of the bridge. The reflections make it look “alive” somehow. Great shots, I think.

    July 30, 2013
    • Thank you George, I think taking photos at night was a great thing to do. Best time really.

      July 30, 2013
  35. I love the way you’ve photographed the bridge. It looks extraterrestial :)

    July 30, 2013
    • I think the same EllaDee, it doesn’t seem like a spacecraft, especially from the end with the round part. Thank you.

      July 30, 2013
  36. i like the concepts. will try this someday

    July 30, 2013
    • Thank you, it is great to photograph, as you can around it.

      July 31, 2013
  37. beaudboux #

    Stunning pictures! I would love to visit bridge!

    August 1, 2013
    • Thank you, if you are in Melbourne, it is near the docklands.

      August 1, 2013
      • beaudboux #

        Thank you for sharing! I hope one day to make it over that away :D

        August 1, 2013
      • :)

        August 1, 2013
  38. Reblogged this on Sherry's Space.

    August 1, 2013
  39. Magical photos of a magical place.

    August 2, 2013
  40. It might be interesting to to some portraits there… I don’t know what the light is like though, you might have to get two or three flashes if you wanted to do that.

    August 3, 2013
    • I don’t know that it would be possible Joseph, it is such a busy bridge, you don’t know how hard it was to get photos without people on bikes, or pedestrians, It was a contant stream.

      August 4, 2013

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