I think the dudes (and ladies) who designed this bridge had us poor photographers in mind, its a very pretty bit of coastline, but then you throw in a minimalist sweeping road and its like nature and man actually worked together (yeah i know thats a bit of contradiction but hey..)

I visited this bridge to take photos waaay back in 2009 when I got my first DLSR camera and had no idea – i only have marginally more of an idea now it was also when I thought a sunrise session was getting there at sunrise πŸ˜‰

Back then you could just walk on down the old road and construction road to get to the base of the bridge, this soon got quite overgrown and when I visited it again in 2012 with Ray (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ray_jennings) there was quite some bush bashing to get to the bottom (never heard the end of it either) – I did not realise (at that point) that there was another shorter way down on the right hand side of the bridge πŸ™‚

Anyways, I did always wonder whether you could get to the top of the cliff and see the bridge from above, and it was not until recent years when images started to emerge from this spot up top that I knew it was possible to get there. It now seems its a bit of popular old spot for the photographers πŸ™‚

Thanks to Rodney Campbell and Debbie Mooney for the company and also the last minute changes – it really did take 12 hours to decide on a spot to go for sunrise πŸ™‚

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70 mm f2.8 @ 48mm Aperture: f10 and Shutter Speed: 30s
ISO 100
Out front – Hoya CPL and LEE GND (0.9x)

38 thoughts on “Sweeping

  1. WOW.. Awesome.. Have Driven this bridge a few times in my life.. sadly, before Camera Purchase… Great Shot.. Great Memories.. And I enjoyed the rest of your Aussie shots on your Flcker page..

  2. I would have to agree, a much better subject than the old road just to the left. But some would argue the new highway disturbs the scenic beauty of the shoreline. To each his own. Still a nice shot!

  3. +Ronald Varley
    , yes that is part of the old road, it used to get closed all the time with rock falls etc. I agree it can disturb the beauty of the coastline, but i guess infrastructure is a reality and teh very least we can ask is that its complimentary and with minimal impact.. Happy new year also mate.

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