Stills V3

June 11, 2011

The Sites

Filed under: Robert Hoehne — rhoehne @ 09:37

I make no apologies for taking photos of landmarks that have been photographed thousands of times before. I was on a ride with my son today and we rode across the bridge, around the Opera House and through the Botanic Gardens. We included a ride through Sydney University as well, a good round trip of 23km.




  1. I don’t think this is a view I’ve seen before although I do recognise a few bits!

    I think the inclusion of the puddle and reflection lifts this well away from any possible accusation of cliché. Lots of eye food in this image. Great.

    Comment by Rex — June 14, 2011 @ 21:17

  2. I’ve never stood on the West side of the bridge on the North side: it certainly does give an ‘iconic’ view of Sydney. The value of the reflection in the puddle is not just to add something to the foreground but also does something to reduce the importance of the boat landing stage shelter. The shelter has value in adding a lot of information to the photo leading one to wonder whether it is just for boat tours of the harbour or to enable pedestrians to cross without having to walk across the bridge. It also has value in echoing the shape of the opera house roof and sandwiching the skyscrapers between itself and the bridge. So it has a central place in the photo that is then encircled by the reflection and the real thing.

    Interesting and visually ambitious.

    Comment by zavaell — June 15, 2011 @ 06:38

  3. Keep the pedals spinning Robert. I’ve not ha chance to get out this week, so the morning ride could be painful tomorrow. Still the miles add up!

    I enjoyed the slightly industrial feel of the foreground, which contrasts with the landmarks we know behind – usually o course these are isolated by viewpoint or photoshop, so this adds something.

    The sky/bridge interface makes me feel uneasy – clarity or compression artefacts?

    Comment by sojournerphoto — July 1, 2011 @ 22:45

    • the print of this shows plenty of detail in the bridge, even the shadows. There is a white line in this web version at the top of the bridge which is a little perculiar, but that is some construction safety fencing and looks perfectly fine in the print.

      Logged 367km in June, hoping to top that this month.

      Comment by rhoehne — July 3, 2011 @ 09:48

  4. Ditto what Rex said, plus admiration for the lovely, realistic tonal range and details.

    Comment by Christina — July 9, 2011 @ 21:39

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