Polarised

Ruth Robbins level-classic June 17, 2007

This is really cool looking with the two light sources. #675244

Rachel McKinnie June 17, 2007

Very cool! #4405897

Lindley Johnson level-classic June 17, 2007

Very interesting image, with the two colors of light, and the pylons and their shadows. I would never have known what they were - thanks for sharing the explanation, Graham! #4406018

Pranay Koka June 19, 2007

great image...makes a good abstract #4414043

Graham J. Weiss June 23, 2007

Hi folks. Thank you!

The area is in Melbourne's (Australia) Docklands precinct, largely disused as Melbourne quickly outgrew its old ports, but now reclaimed in a similar way to London's Docklands (light industrial/residential)

The orange lighting is predominant in the area, presumably because was once heavy industrial and would assist with visibility in fog etc, and the bluer lighting is cast from a section where a customs building resides. I loved how the two sources of lighting blended and decided to select a long exposure to 'smooth' out the surface of the Yarra River and provide a metallic sheen. I also loved the pylon's eerie shadows, and since I took this photo, the concrete walkways and many boats have moved in, and this scene cannot be reproduced.

Again, thanks! #4429483

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic July 25, 2007

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4556460

July 25, 2007

nice idea. #4556627

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Description

A marina under construction. Huge concrete pylons weighing 3 tons each are driven into the river bed below to which floating concrete pontoons are fixed. Image is captured at night from an elevated position, approximately 50 metres away.

Shot shutter priority - 30 second exposure, 18 - 70 nikkor lens @ f6.3

Uploaded on June 17, 2007

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