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Crossing bridges

09 Aug 2014 in Photo gossip

Author : spriha

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This picture has a lovely story behind it. It was a cold winter evening and when I say cold I mean one where the chilly winds can pierce through your clothes. It was late in the evening on a Friday night and there was a lot of crowd around the West India Quay area. I wanted to take a picture of the very well-lit bridge by itself but I couldn’t really find a moment when the bridge was empty.

I stayed there at one side of the bridge waiting for groups of people to cross but one group led to another and it seemed endless. Well it was a Friday evening so I can’t blame the crowd. But this where your patience starts running out. And all of this for just one shot.

After about 20 minutes of waiting there I saw the crowd getting lesser so I decided to leave the camera on the floor with the exact settings in place. I could see approximately 30 seconds  time for the bridge to be empty. And I clicked a couple of shots in those 30 seconds.

When I saw the results later I was extremely pleased because I had found my ‘perfect’ image after a lot of perseverance. Such is the life of a photographer.

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