This is the underbelly of Sydney Harbour Bridge, taken from Milsons Point, which is on the north side of the Harbour. The photo was taken in the company of Kari (Ktanska) who was visiting from Finland, after we had a few quiet beers in the Rocks. That's probably why it's not straight.
Canon 5D MkII
17mm using 17-40mm lens
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skippy007 (12510) 2014-04-10 16:51
Ciao Cara, Underbelly!! I like the title I think it could very well be used for a book, movie or mini series about some of our underworld figures :) I also like the colour & detail in this blue hour image.
jadesgran (4980) 2014-04-10 22:04
When the thumbnail came up I thought this must be someone I know,or someone who has visited Lisa and her gorgeous cabbie husband.
I like the many shapes and patterns on the underside of the bridge. Very striking image, not normally seen from this angle.
krzychu30 (15332) 2014-04-11 0:16
Hi dear Lisa,
looks like I´ve found good excuse for my tilt pictures-too many beers:)
But seriously-the photo is brilliant!
Not easy to find something new and original from this so often photographed bridge.But You together with Kari did a great job here!
Creative,eye-catching and additional points for the Blue hour,which gives here so magnificent contrast to the bridge.
carlo62 (27512) 2014-04-11 0:56
Ma guarda che ti inventa Lusuccia
alza gli occhi e .....clic, ecco a voi una carpenteria metallica che prende la forma di un bellissimo scatto, con un'eccellente esposizione e un fantastico contrasto di colori.
Bella e indovinata idea, soprattutto ben realizzata.
rbassin (16250) 2014-04-11 0:59
une bon point de vue, une contre plongée bien lumineuse avec une bonne vision sur la charpente métallique.
lousat (72181) 2014-04-11 1:04
Ciao Lisa,è sempre un piacere visitare la tua gallery,anche perche' mi sembra che il livello fotografico di questo sito stia cadendo sempre piu' in basso..ehehe...invece tu guardando verso l'alto ci mostri una geometria magnifica,originalissima blue hour esposta alla perfezione e con dettagli impeccabili,molto originale! Buon WE con birra e pesce..eeheh...Luciano
Royaldevon (26449) 2014-04-11 1:29
Ciao Cara Lisa,
What a strong, eye-catching shot!
It is perfectly supported by its title, though there's nothing soft about it!
It is certainly the most unusual shot that I have seen of the famous bridge. The exposure is spot on and there is a wonderful play of geometric shapes.
Perhaps you have a tip for all us photographers - have a beer or two before you pick up your camera!
Have a great day,
photographer_sg (2877) 2014-04-11 1:36
Hello Dear Lisa
This is a beautifully framed shot of the bridge with an original pov. The superb contrast against the blue sky and the strong geometric presence of the riveted structure makes it a lovely abstract for me. The warm light illuminating the brickwork and the other intricate details is very well managed.
Thanks for sharing and have a great new day.
abmdsudi (39482) 2014-04-11 3:29
A close shot of a magnificent iconic structure, and standing underneath seen from dramatic frog point of view made it look particularly different with enormous impact and the sense of depth, height and space. There's mass of detail to enjoy where the warm tones help to concentrate on the essential and break up the night sky awesomely. The exposure control is pleasant and second to none with the best colour rendition, indeed an appealing shot, easy on the eyes, beautiful and striking, Congrats
snunney (79491) 2014-04-11 3:56
You don't seem to have had any problems looking up:-) The detail is superb and the exposure ideal. Love the warm/cool tonal contrasts. Very innovative, like it a lot.
Sergiom (54377) 2014-04-11 5:23
Please, don't blame it on the beer, blame it on your imagination or because you wanted to create something new.
Looking closely at the construction, this bridge is very well done and will last at least forever.
Have a nice day
dip (23520) 2014-04-11 5:37
interesting view angle,excellent quality,
perfect light management,clarity and sharpness,amazing colors.
Have a nice WE!
timecapturer (45107) 2014-04-11 5:41
wonderful and unusual view of this famous landmark. Lots of detail and magical play of light here that makes it both compelling and interesting. Can see each and every rivet, so the sharpness here is awesome. Like this one a lot!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
Silvio1953 (115825) 2014-04-11 6:28
Ciao Lisa, POV da capogiro, favoloso il blu del cielo, fantastica nitidezza e splendida luce, bravissima, buon week end, un abbraccio Silvio
Romano46 (16578) 2014-04-11 7:27
Ciao cara Lisa
questi sono virtuosismi che solo te e pochi altri sono in grado di fare.
Io in genere sono contro le inquadrature esasperate però non è certo questo il caso perchè a ben guardarla è solo una semplice veduta dal basso ma il gioco di linee, di volumi, di chiaroscuri e di colori è talmente fine che ne fanno una piccola opera d'arte nella quale pardersi guardando i particolari più minuti che sembrano uscire con la loro nettezza dal fotogramma quasi come una visione in 3 D.
Una ripresa che è un vero esercizio di tecnica fotografica: trenta secondi spesi nella migliore della maniere.
Complimenti. In queste riprese hai una marcia in più.
Buon fine settimana.
Noel_Byrne (20694) 2014-04-11 13:46
Love the title! Belly belly belly, hahaha!!
And what a unique view of this icon too, I can safely say I have never seen this view of this immense structure. Not only does it show the intricate engineering required to make a structure that people take for granted, but it also shows that beauty can be found anywhere. Yellow and gold and blue make this an almost royal scene, an underbelly fit for a king! Unique and fascinating scene, I really really like this
My minor OCD is trying to make me count the rivets, but I have wheat juice to hand, so I will distract myself from the counting by saying Belly Belly Belly over and over again. :-)
Have a great weekend, cheers from the island of sogginess!
williewhistler (12381) 2014-04-11 14:10
I like the repetition of shapes as well as the saturated colours in this unusual and imaginative view of the Harbour Bridge.
It`s a lovely combination of geometric shapes.
The new passports have arrived so Gladys is keeping her eyes open for sun tan lotion etc....
Kindest regards Les.
photoray (10107) 2014-04-11 16:56
Glad you explained the cerveza drinks, otherwise I thought by brain was slanted.
Interesting engineering details on your Coat Hanger Bridge. Apparently multiple trusses and interconnections were designed to strengthen this guy?
Have a wonderful weekend,
ktanska (24102) 2014-04-12 12:53
Look up is a good advice for finding more original angles! I'm glad you found something special while I was doing more touristy stuff. Beautiful study of civil engineering. That's very sharp, while wind seemed to shake the tripod you borrowed to me. There's one blurry spot though, I doubt there could be something to be censored on such a place.
For a music reference "Under the Bridge" could work as a title too.
jcpix (11416) 2014-04-12 16:16
Well hey there my fellow ADB,
How are ya'? So happy to hear from you again. I know you've had much more important things on your mind, so it's always a treat to see you back around these pages. :)
So, this was taken after a few adult beverages, eh...forget about it not being straight. Are you sure it's even a bridge? lol
Even if the sense were a bit impaired, this just goes to show you have a good eye and vision (albeit double vision perhaps) for the things which are not the most obvious. I love the angles and "geometricy" aspects contained within this composition. Not only that, but the combination of light and color is soft but impactful. Glad to know you could look upwards without falling over backwards. :) Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Be well mate. Best wishes for your mum and family. Big hugs.
Cheers from the top side,
ikeharel (52181) 2014-04-13 0:32
You blame couple of bears for the askewed angle under the bridge - so you should not drink if planned photography later...
Nice upwards POV, under shining illuminations upon. Iron and concrete superbly in sharpness.
Have a nice new week,
Subhogen (4065) 2014-04-13 0:45
Great innovation to present the much photographed bridge in a new form. The result is great with the graphism presented by the crossing iron frames and the contrast that they make with the twilight sky. The underbelly of a bridge is more important than the ornate top as it holds the bridge together. Good idea to present this 'ugly', not much photographed but most useful part of the bridge. A well thought out and expertly executed image, thanks for sharing.
SnapRJW (29246) 2014-04-13 1:26
Hello dear Lisa - A striking shot taken from a superb vantage point. You have managed to capture really good details and I particularly like the way the rivets stand out on the steel... if I had a mind to I could count them all ;) I don't think the beer had a negative effect on your composition at all but could it be responsible for the blurry blob at the bottom of the frame where the three struts meet? (Sorry for being picky but it spoils the shot)
I hope you are having a good trip.... documentary shots from Queensland perhaps?
Warmest wishes and take care
macjake (52014) 2014-04-13 10:25
the underbelly of the mighty beast!
are you sure you're not just laying flat on your back on the ground because you're too wasted lol
you decided to quickly grab the camera while you're down there lol haha...
Do we need to set up an AA meeting for you Lisa..whats the deal here? :)
looking at this one makes me want to check the beasts belly's here too..hmmm...
glad you found some yellow light, and of course the rivets are well...riveting
couldn't help myself with that one!
see you around
ChrisJ (94770) 2014-04-15 9:21
I have never been under the SHB, but I did walk under the Storey Bridge in Brisbane 4 years ago and found a large gecko painting done in an Aboriginal style of art (indigenous Australians to the pc inclined). It is good to check out these usually hidden spaces from time to time as most people just drive straight over it, or only see a profile from a distance. Oh and I also walked under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, although you cannot get as close to the support structure as depicted here due to concerns about terrorism. Tfs!
rogerl (1544) 2014-04-17 15:09
Lisa, great title! The sharpness is really amazing here for so long an exposure, with great light, and a wonderful color contrast between the deep blue sky and the gold underside of the bridge. I hope the beer hit the spot!
tyro (18564) 2014-04-18 16:54
Ciao cara Lisa,
It might not be an underbelly quite so impressive or gross as my own but nonetheless this is a beautiful shot, so well taken and thoughtfully composed by a photographer fuelled with alcohol and camaraderie.
Seriously, I love the strong graphic diagonal composition, the lines, the light, the colours and the details of the brickwork and ironwork which are perfectly displayed against a lovely "blue hour" sky. And, of course, were it straight, it would not have been half as good!
annjackman (17751) 2014-04-19 9:26
I like this unusual view of a very iconic bridge. I remember taking a picture more than 20 years ago where I had the opera house, the harbour bridge and the Manly ferry all in one frame, which I guess are all icons for us Brits visiting Sydney. However it was very dull compared with this super image of yours. Very graphic with gorgeous lighting and wow what a blue sky!
Pin sharp and exceptionally well taken.
Kind Regards, Ann