ANZAC Bridge, Glebe Island, Sydney

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Comments (10)

© Stéphane RAVERDY on November 30, 2007

I like this strange point of view, where we feel lost in dimensions. (where is down, where is up .?)

Ian Stehbens on November 30, 2007

Dear Stéphane, This is a true vertical. Straight up. The camera is sitting on the concrete rail that was protecting me from the speeding traffic 1 metre away. We are looking up into one of the two arches of the ANZAC Bridge in Sydney. I am delighted that you responded to this one, for I posted it with your compostion pattern in mind. The previous image is my more typical composition using thirds construct, but I like this too. Kind regards, Ian

jhk on January 18, 2008

This is a very cool picture Ian! Spectacular perspective and the cable seem to be attached to some point in the sky.

By the way, I've just added you to my favorites, as you have a beautiful gallery, Australia is high on my list of countries I want to go to, and by way of thanks for your comment on the Librarie.

Kind regards from Toulouse, Justin

Ian Stehbens on January 18, 2008

Dear Justin,

I very much appreciate your connecting with me through our galleries. It was a wet night and the traffic was hurtling by when I took this. The camera was on the concrete guard rail and I on the outside, and I prayed that I didn't distract a driver and end up in a wipe out.

Glad you have enjoyed the image. I have it printed and hung.

Hope that my gallery does contribute in some way to enticing you to fulfil that dream of coming to Australia.


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on February 8, 2008

I like this photo Ian, I just knew instantly that it was something very familiar to me. It took a few seconds more to put it into perspective.

I like images that make you think.

Have you thought about taking one from the centre yet? --He He

Ian Stehbens on February 17, 2008

Hi Axota,

Glad that you like the photo. Thanks for the visit. If I survive the shot from the centre, will you visit me in hospital.


Maybe I'll just have to wait for ANZAC Day, for they may close it then.

Amelia Royan on January 20, 2009

So why has this not got an art tag Ian? I love the way that you see things. Again I am finding your photos are inspirational. ;-)

Greetings, Amelia

Suzi in Oregon on May 31, 2010

I too like this image very much, Ian - I liked it before I knew what I was seeing, and I enjoyed the brief confusion as well! And I am very happy that you are still in one piece (O:

Ian Stehbens on May 31, 2010

I like your new profile image, Suzi, for it reveals the curiosity that lies behind many of your photos in your gallery. The other images of your Mother's beautiful daughter were ok too, but this speaks about your photography. So I understand you appreciation of this image for it was motivated by what will it create by looking in this different direction.

And I have given it the art tag that Amelia requested, although I thought of this as an architectural image.

Warm regards from OZ.


Suzi in Oregon on May 31, 2010

The profile image was taken in 1974, Ian, the camera and macro lens were brand new, and I'm viewing a stone fish in a tank, marveling at its camouflage capability... I always follow Amelia's advice - she has taught me about when an image is an Abstract, and she has suggested an Art tag for a few of my images, which thrilled me no end! And through her, I now have a new friend in the South Seas with an amazing and large gallery to explore. Thank you both (O:

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