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The Lock Bridge

On the River Torrens, behind the University of Adelaide/UniSA block, on North Terrace, you find a lovely staggered parkland. It has paths and trails on various levels so you never feel crowded, and bridges are dotted along the space so you can move between the CBD and North Adelaide at will. This particular bridge has followed the tradition of the bridge in Paris, where lovers hang locks, often engraved with personal messages. I had noticed the Council respond to a concerned member of the public after the Paris one fell - the University engineering students hung a car off this bridge to prove its strength, the Council is not concerned and (rarely, these days) they support the concept of the bridge.

 

this lock spoke to me, it is clearly of a love that has ended, it makes me want to know more. WHY, what is the date about, why was it so special? And that instantly made me feel like this was a perfect subject for one of my images.

 

I love to take photos for a reason - and this image exists because once it caught my eye, I discovered I wanted to know how it ended up there. I went with shallow DOF as the rule in this image. I couldn't get it as crisp as my teacher would have liked, partly because I was focused on making sure the engraving was legible and didn't really check how sharp it was beyond that. In addition, the bridge is open, and busy. And it wobbles like you wouldn't beleve at times.

 

So that is long version of what this is a picture of.

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Taken on October 30, 2014