When Only Silence Echoes by Mieke Boynton

I went out in Melbourne for a “half hour” night shoot while visiting over the Christmas Break… and came home after midnight!!! Oops!
This is the Webb Bridge (pedestrian and cycle path) across the Yarra River in Melbourne (Victoria, Australia). Architect: Denton Corker Marshall. More info here
Nikon D60 (Sigma 10-20mm)
ISO 100 • f/11 • 14sec • 11mm • -0.3ev

I’m just an Aussie girl who’s a bit mad about photography :)

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  • Darlene Lankford Honeycutt
    Darlene Lankfo...about 3 years ago

    Cool shot, great title!

  • Thank you, Deez! :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago

    Very cool capture!

  • Thanks, Tracy!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiabout 3 years ago

    Great work Mieke,always had in mind to go there during evening/night time but its such a long distance to drive :):) have to find company to go with me as I’m not sure if it is safe at night time………

  • I’m not sure it’s safe either…. but I’ve got a pretty mean punch… and I had no one else to go with… and I wasn’t going to miss out!! =D

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Michael Howard
    Michael Howardabout 3 years ago


  • Tee hee hee!! Thanks, Mick!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Elizabeth Tunstall
    Elizabeth Tuns...about 3 years ago

    Brilliant image Mieke!

  • Thank you very much, Lady Thegn!! It’s a very cool bridge design =D

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Elizabeth McPhee
    Elizabeth McPheeabout 3 years ago

    I thought this was the bridge or structure that attracts my attention on the drive in to the city from the airport but I see from your info that it’s not. Maybe the same architect. The touch of red, the lighting and composition in this shot work very well.

  • I think they call that one the “Space” bridge..?? I’m always driving when I go under that bridge, so I’ve yet to get a shot of that one! Thanks for the compliment, Elizabeth :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Sean Farrow
    Sean Farrowabout 3 years ago

    I’ve often wanted to shoot here, I don’t get into the city all that often though.

  • I lived in Melbourne for 8 years (or nine?) and only took shots of this bridge in daylight a couple of months before I left (and they weren’t very good!!), so I know how hard it is to find the time/impetus to go and photograph things you know will be there tomorrow (and next month and next year!!). It’s a great place to shoot at night though – I’m hoping to go back when the water is more still so I can photograph the cool reflections. There was too much water traffic while I was there!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiabout 3 years ago

    If I would have known about you mean punch Mieke I would have come with you :):)

  • Lol! I would’ve invited you if I had’ve actually planned to spend three hours down there, but as it was, it was a very impromptu photoshoot!! Ah well. Next time I’ll let you know and we can go together =D (I’ll be your protector!!!)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Jennifer Hulbert-Hortman
    Jennifer Hulbe...about 3 years ago

    Nice capture. Love the red!!

  • Thanks, Jennifer! Yes, they chose that well =D

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Puggs
    Puggsabout 3 years ago

    Great work, i really like this bridge, but i think i have photographed it enough. You did a great job Mieke…

  • Thanks, Puggs!! This one of yours is fantastic!!! My Widey couldn’t get that much in :(

    – Mieke Boynton

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