Hornibrook Highway

The weather for dawn this morning was odd. Very low cloud, and little sky definition at all, so I've gone for a retro-b&w for this shot.

On the far left is the Old Hornibrook Highway, left is the current highway and right is the new parallel highway bridge.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 29th August 2009, This photo: 6:00am

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  • munki!! said:
    An Amazing Image
    In Black & White
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  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    Cool minimalist work. But where are the horns?!
  • dtmateojr said:
    Good that you managed to capture something nice today. My trip to Cleveland point ended in frustration.
  • David de Groot said:
    Where's the horns ? In the brook of course! :P
    Yeah weird weather eh ?
  • greenplasticdave said:
    Nice one, Dave. I must have passed you in the car this morning, I did sunrise at Redcliffe Pier :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Any good ?
  • MΛЯK said:
    Wow, that's great... B&W makes all the difference.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    I really like this Dave. I was going to go out, but had a few too many last night and chose to sleep in late.
  • SkattyKat said:
    nice one, love it actually Dave
  • Xenedis said:
    About time you got out at dawn. :-)
  • baar_01 said:
    The treatment works really well here mate. Mother nature gives you lemons, you make lemonade :P
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed, it's the kind of scene that called out for it.
    Yeah I can understand that Matt. I'm buggered now - dawn this morning then up to The Abbey for the bbq and post-Abbey meeting.
    Thanks Kath. I didn't even realise there was a new bridge until Kane mentioned it this morning ;-)
    Indeed - although I'm feeling it now.
    I prefer pancakes ;-)
  • evankok said:
    Sensational mate...I'm currently down on the Goldy for the weekend and it was the same down here this morning!
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Lovely PP and tones Dave. What stinker it was today!
  • cookie_c73 said:
    This is great!! Was very odd weather this morning. Looked like a good sunset too. The B&W fits the image really well.
    Love it.
  • David de Groot said:
    Weird eh ?
    Wasn't bad up the coast, or at home.
    Yeah I noticed the sunset had colour, but I was (and still am) rather stuffed by then.
  • bradchiplin said:
    It was a very weird morning with regards to clouds... was hoping for a nice sunrise but it didn't eventuate.
    Love this shot though. Great weather for B&W photography :P
  • James Lagden said:
    Drive over the middle one quite often to see family, but never stopped to photograph it. See any Ospreys to the left?
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah no spectacular sunrise for us either Brad.
    No Ospreys but I did see some Eastern Curlews (yay another species ticked off).
  • Millisynth said:
    I love this is black and white! And such great DOF!
    Fave. :)
  • greenplasticdave said:
    Nothing special sunrise wise, still to go through most of the pics. Will have something up later today I reckon :)
  • ifotog, Queen of MSP is SO busy!!! said:
    fabulous shot. congrats on Explore!
  • netherspirit said:
    Awesome shot. The composition and exposure is just perfect!
    Seen in my contacts.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Milli :)
    Yeah it was hard to get anything sunrise related in those conditions.
    Thanks!
    Thanks. It really beckoned to us.
  • Madiator said:
    Awesome. Kane had told that he had borrowed a 5D and I am wondering whether its yours ;)
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  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed he did, but not mine. ;-)
  • animal_farm said:
    great compo.:)
    like the b/w also too,
    a great picture!!
  • littleshroom said:
    Love this black and white pic
  • Garry' said:
    I like I like....stunning B&W and PP
    It's a great example of creativity David. This is really a s..t place but you made it so wonderful. Great work
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Thanks, it looked so much better in b&w than colour.
    Thanks Garry. You're right, there aren't many redeeming features at that location. The weather, as odd as it was, really helped though.
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    Very funky effect David. There was something intriguing about this image and for a while I couldn't put my finger on it (I should finish packing for India LOL) Anyway, I left it open to keep popping back to see why it held me for so long. The image is so simple, yet very pleasurable - if you get me.
    The diminishing parallels take me to wherever I wish to go.
  • David de Groot said:
    That is very well put Jeff. :)
    India eh ? I look forward to seeing what you come up with there :)
  • batch2008 said:
    I like this shot a lot Dave, the b&w works very nice. All we need to do is weather up the new bridge a bit to make it perfect for us to take a photo of. Did you have to enter the construction site to take this?
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah but nobody seemed to mind ;-)
  • scuba_dooba said:
    Nice... the post treatment works well on this :)
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  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)