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6 million rivets, 53000 tonnes of steel

6 million rivets, 53000 tonnes of steel
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Copyright: Peter Wall (phwall) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 989 W: 187 N: 1771] (6785)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-03
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D90, Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 AT-X Pro
Exposure: f/10.0, 6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-09 0:54
Viewed: 3787
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Six million hand driven rivets, 53000 tonnes of steel, 18,000 cubic metres of cut, dressed and numbered granite blocks, nine years to build, cost ten million dollars to build and during construction sixteen men lost their lives.
Even today it is an imposing and marvelous structure. A must for anyone visiting Sydney to see and experience.

This was shot in the presence of Lisa (delpeoples) and L'Assessore (francio64). However I think L'Assessore's POST of a couple of days ago is a much more interesting POV and composition of the "Coathanger". Yes, it was raining.

Hope you like this capture.


delpeoples, Kielia, Zolive, vmf-214, mozzy27, francio64, macjake, InasiaJones, MLINES, carper, pajaran has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To vmf-214: Well, well well.phwall 2 2011-05-10 11:02
To Kielia: The gift that keeps givingphwall 2 2011-05-11 09:55
To carper: Merry Christmasphwall 1 2011-12-25 03:25
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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2011-05-09 1:30]

Hi Peter. Francesco's was definitely "straight", one knew immediately what one was looking at. Here it's not as obvious but I think your photo captures the enormity of the bridge more than any I have seen and your title gives true weight to this enormity. Great exposure and a creative POV. All the best. Klaudio.

Hello Peter

From this angle, the bridge looks longer and bigger. Opera House in the background adds the extra to this shot. Loved it.


Dear ONe

I'm so glad you posted this, l'Assesso' told me you weren't going to. What a waste. Superb shot, love the bluish tones and the movement in the clouds. The water looks like wet cement, just fantastic.ust goes to show how rainy conditions can result in such atmospheric photos. Great job, a great advertisement for our city.

PS: last day in Syd for l'Assessore Tues. You wanna play?

Hello Peter,

What a remarkable photo of the great bridge and a highly complementary note. I came by the photo after seeing reference to it in Lisa's last post. You've framed the Opera House effectively with a "heavy metal frame," 53,000 tonnes of it.

Warm regards,

Dear Peter,
the Christmas gift has served you very well! I still remember the previous POV on this wonderful bridge. Another excellent capture of this interesting architecture. As already mentioned by Lisa, it is the cement like water that makes this impression very attractive. Great photo work and a nice title!
Warm regards

Hi Peter
great picture of the bridge in a rainy day. That give good atmosphere. The opera in background and skyline on light are wonderful. Congratulations.

Hi Peter, Excellent capture of the bridge, great job the exposer and you nailed the sharpness on this shot. Great details in this shoot the bridge looks a lot longer and like the capture of the rain coming down by the opera house. Well done friend.

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 74 N: 2487] (11785)
  • [2011-05-10 0:21]

Good use of the wide angle Peter and the long exposure.

Hello Peter
Magnificent POV of the bridge in all its glory and majestic beauty. This view depicts it's enormous structure spanning across the harbour and into the city beneath her. Great unique composition against an overcast blue hour sky. TFS
Cheers Peter

Ciao Peter,
sono felice che tu abbia postato questa foto che come tu sai, io amo molto.
Bellissima la prospettiva e i colori.
E' stato un vero piacere per me averti potuto conoscere personalmente, ringraziando te e tua moglie per il buono e gustoso pranzo di sabato scorso.

Domani parto per Melbourne.
Speravo tanto di rivederti ancora :( ma ti chiamerÚ al telefono.
Spero di vederti il prossimo anno in Italia.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10131 W: 144 N: 25349] (123439)
  • [2011-05-10 21:35]

Hi Peter, it is very interesting and also fun to compare the photos after TE-Meeting, big or small. I saw already Francesco and Lisa versions, I like this one very much also. Impressive constructionof the iron bridge, nice view of the famous Opera. Superb composition, greath depth, amazing sharpness. Great photo work.

warm regards


Incredible perspective, taking advantage of all the beauties around, including the tall buildings and the structures of the bridge, all under a great sky. Very good work, congratulations!

Hey Peter
you guys, you guys are killing me with these coathanger photos...i'm about to dangle myself off of that bridge soon!
yeah, i'm jealous, i want this shot too! :)
love the angle, the composition, its striking, and dramatic. the only change i would make is getting rid of that tree at the left side of the frame.
excellent eye to have the bridge coming directly out of the top left corner for perspective.
absolutely love the lighting, the blue hour, the honeycomb lights in the buildings.
overall, and excellent shot!
have a great one

Hi Peter,

I love bridges, I love skylines, I love blue hour images and your shot reunite the three, so how could I resist to admire your photo!

I think it's an awesome angle you got here and the extreme perspective of the bridge makes it look imposing. There is a lot of details to appreciate and I really like the subtle light that you've caught, about the same intensity as the city buildings and Opera House. I also like the way the bridge frames the skyscrapers and where the iconic opera is located.

The metallic grey sky visibly turbulent creates an impressive atmosphere to your photo.

Quality work, technically and artistically strong.



Hello Peter,

A fine point of view and a dynamic perspective!
The wide angle gives interesting lines for the composition, and the dark clouds reduces the light and adds attention value...
And of course, an impressive structure indeed...!

Pablo -

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2011-07-26 23:10]

Hi Peter, Good Blue-hour image with an original angle. The dark skies make the bridge really stand out well. It is interesting to hear the amount of steel and granite involved. TFS. Murray

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13813 W: 0 N: 16043] (169294)
  • [2011-12-10 1:28]


quel captage de ce pont fantastique iamge quelle perspective et compo et ce tons un rÍve, et toute ce poid vraiment impressinant et super compo.

Bravo et amitiť


very nice Peter,
I like the point of view here, good composition, fine perspective good photo job here well done. have a good Xmas time.
regard jaap

Hi peter, This is a wonderfully fresh view of an old favourite. The perspective and the light give it a great sense of drama. regards kevin

Lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, ostrina i perspektiva, lepo pokazan most i deo grada.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lep most i deo grada.
Sve najbolje.

Nice view, good text ...
Good shot, contrast, sharpness and perspective, shown most beautiful part of the city.
Good work, beautifully captured moment.
Beautiful bridge and part of the city.
All the best.

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