The afternoon sunlight gleaming on these old steel rivets caught my eye as I walked across the Sandridge Rail Bridge here in Melbourne, which is now a public walkway across the Yarra River. The strong springtime light (this was shot in October 2007) transformed the dull grey rivets into a string of silvery pearls that seemed to continue into eternity.
As I lined up the shot, showing the rivets and nothing else, a tourist several metres away walked to the edge of the bridge, filming nearby Flinders Street Station with his video camera. I immediately changed my shot – and my entire composition – accordingly.
I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 70-300mm lens. F8, 1/500 sec, ISO 200, focal length 300mm.
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