sandrajohnson
sandrajohnson

London Bridge Oz



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Bellatrix_B2
 
Bellatrix_B2 March 28, 2015
It doesn't get any better than this!!!! What a truly outstanding image!!!!
sandrajohnson
sandrajohnson March 30, 2015
Thank you very much.
guybahonsrichardson
 
guybahonsrichardson March 29, 2015
I wish I could go to that beach with you for a BBQ so you can teach me how to make shots like this one lol
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Bruz May 06, 2015
This is award winning in my book. I love everything about it.
sandrajohnson
sandrajohnson May 06, 2015
Thank you, it has reached the top 10 so far. Fingers crossed.
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RDVPhotography June 04, 2015
Liked, Awarded & Voted. Do you know the story behind this when the center section collapsed into the sea?
sandrajohnson
sandrajohnson June 04, 2015
thank you. Yes I do, if you scroll down the page to the bottom you can read what I wrote.
millskelsey123
 
millskelsey123 June 11, 2015
AMAZING work!! Voted :)
sandrajohnson
sandrajohnson June 11, 2015
Thank you.
Fauxtographer
 
Fauxtographer June 26, 2015
Beautiful!
sandrajohnson
sandrajohnson June 28, 2015
thank you
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography September 21, 2015
Beautiful! Voted!
sandrajohnson
sandrajohnson September 21, 2015
thank you

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Behind The Lens

Location
Taken "Down Under" whilst on a tour of the "Great Ocean Road". The name of this formation is referred to as "London Bridge" although in literature is sometimes referred to as "London arch". Why the change of name? This formation was up until 1990 a double-span natural bridge linking it to the mainland. Truth or Fiction? When the arch nearest to the mainland collapsed it left stranded out on the remaining rock a couple who had to wait several hours for a helicopter to rescued them. Apparently the rescued couple were having an affair and the wife of the man discovered this whilst watching the rescue coverage on T.V. Whatever it is, it makes for a good story to tell the tourists.
Time
I had no influence as to the time of day due to the fact I was on a guided tour. Taken approx. mid to late afternoon.
Lighting
I had to work with what I had, and if there had been just blue sunny skies it would have been far less striking. The light quality changed from one moment to the next, it was very windy and this was also a blessing.
Equipment
The photo was taken using a Canon 60D EOS , Tamron 18-270mm F/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD and polarizing filter.
Inspiration
To the right of this photo is a viewing platform where all the tourists go to view "London Bridge". I did as well, but it was on the way back to the minibus that I saw this breathtaking view, it literally made me gasp! In a matter of moments the light had changed and I had this lovely outcrop of vegetation in front of me which changed the view and helped frame the composition.
Editing
I started with 3 bracketed photos. In raw I applied basic corrections to each exposure before exporting them into photoshop. Using the normal exposure as the base layer I then placed the over exposed and then the under exposed layers on top of that, adding a black mask to both before manually, with a white brush, using different opacities painting back in what I wanted. Now I had a new base layer on which I could make supple changes to using curves, contrast, dodge and burn, at times reducing the opacity and blending mode of the individual layers or masking out what I did not want. At different times of the editing process I also used filters by Nik and Topaz, reducing opacities and changing blend modes in photoshop.
In my camera bag
On this holiday I took Tamron 18-270mm F/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3,5-4,5 USM Canon EF 50mm 1:1,4 Polarizing filters Hama Close-up +1, +2, +4 filters Flash tripod cleaning implements. This choice gave me a wide range of possibilities for different situations.
Feedback
Look over your shoulder, I would have missed this shot had I not done so. I could not change the time of day I was there but I could change my perspective of what I was given. The easiest way to change your perspective is by altering your height, bending your knees, hunch down, lie down, lean in, climb up on something, even if it is only a few inches, it can make all the difference.

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