I really like this photo a lot! The combination of the curvy bridge, the sea, the cliffs, and the clouds definitely makes for a very breathtaking shot. And a very cool one! The way you worked the photo makes it come out so very unique, just like it's being looked at from a different light.
I read the previous comments for this photo and can completely understand where you're coming from in regards to this photo. What I have done with my Usery Pass photos, especially the ones taken from the cave, is that I'd take photos at different times, from different angles, and under different weather conditions and post all of them in my gallery. But then I do not live too far from Usery Pass and have been going there a few times a week.
I can imagine how difficult it must be for you to frequent the area so that you could take more shots of the beautiful scene. I can really appreciate the planning that you would have to do ahead of time so that you could photograph the area under certain conditions (time-wise, weather-wise, traffic-wise, etc.). I truly encourage you to do so if you can find the time to do it.
Putting photos in scraps is OK, but for this one, I would post it in the gallery. This one is so beautiful, and I did not realize it was in the scraps until I read one of the above comments. Perhaps making a note of this photo (in your appointment book, log book, or something like that) that you would return to photograph the scene again would help?
Laurice, thank you for your encouragement. It is very nice of you to appreciate my work. Recieving such a generous comment is fantastic and special. About 4 times this year I'll cross the bridge hopefully. Each time I visit it will describe itself more fully. Each image is a catalyst for the next one. Keeping the best image (so far) in scraps will keep the thinking up front.
Usery Pass is in amazing country. I can see why you like spending time there. In fact, I find it more amazing that you actually leave the park to return home.
I look for a cave and stay in it, when I'm happy with somewhere because nearly every where that's special is difficult to access here. There are very few short cuts to anywhere here. Staying a while becomes affordable.
It is definitely my pleasure to be of an encouragement to you! I find your photos to be quite fascinating, especially with the work that you'd do to bring them out in a very special, unique light.
I do hope that you will have the opportunity to enjoy the bridge even more, in person and through photography, this year!
It pleases me that you'd think positively about the Usery Pass mountain and that it is quite unique to you. The Usery Mountain Regional Park where I drive into to get to Usery Pass mountain for my hikes is a great park, and it has lots of trails all over.
The trail that I hike at Usery Pass (Wind Cave) is one of the most strenuous trails here in the entire valley, so I always appreciate getting a workout heading up the trail and back down (1.6 miles each way with about 800 feet ascent). This is the only trail I always hike on. (I hiked the Pass Mountain trail once, and it goes around the entire Usery Pass mountain (about 4 hours hiking time). I hiked some of the other trails a few times in the past.)
I imagine that you enjoy places that are peaceful and quiet. Do you have a favourite place close to home where you can go for some respite? (I definitely hope so!)
They are two old farms that has been donated to the State Parks Service called Goorooyarroo and Mulligans Flat that I like to visit.
I like to ride around the paddocks on my push bike and climb the hills. There is still a large slice of 'Jack-the-lad' in me and I ambush and chase kangaroos down the hills on my bike photographing them at beserk speeds.
There are so many kangaroos there it is really special and I'm sure that the kangaroos appreciate the lively sport.
I'm saving my different approach to photographing Australian wildlife until I have it well sorted out ... let's just say my success rate photographing roos at break-neck speeds isn't that high.
When you mentioned push bike, is it like a mountain bike?
I don't think I have ever heard of 'Jack-the-lad'. What is it? And do you photograph the kangaroos while you're riding your bike (i.e., one of your hands on the handlebar and your other hand holding the camera)? Do they get scared of your chasing them around? Why would you photograph the roos at break-neck speeds?
What is your different approach (to photographing wildlife) going to be like?
Thank you for liking this image and choosing the shot as a favourite.
I've placed the image into the scraps gallery because I think that the image nearly worked but could be improved greatly. I want to remember the shot and reshoot it the next time I'm crossing the bridge. My scraps folder reminds me to plan to retake the shot.
Next time I shoot the bridge I'll shoot it at twilight. I'll try to find a higher vantage point to take the phptograph. With the sweeping curves of the bridge car headlight trails could be a pleasing feature and become a good design contrast against sea and cliffs.
This bridge is nearly 300 kilometres from my home. To get a good shot will take a fair bit of careful planning.
I hope that this answers your question. I also wondered if I should put it into scraps ... in scraps it encourages me to reshoot this amazing bridge.
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