I had the good fortune of participating in the Story Bridge Photographic Climb in Brisbane last week. The climb happens for two hours around dusk and according to their site, it is the only bridge climb in the world that permits climbers to take their own cameras. The limitation is that it is your camera only; no tripods, no filters, no hoods, no flashes, no remotes, one lens only. Just you and your camera You are also attached to the bridge at all times, which can be a little limiting in pulling together compositions.
So in all it was an awesome experience. I had fun just taking in the view but also enjoyed the challenge of putting into practice things that I wouldn't usually attempt in order to get hand-held exposures. I also found the angles and symmetry within the architecture of the bridge interesting; again, not a subject I would "normally" seek out to photograph. At first I found myself trying to remove the bridge from my photos and was just thinking of it as a vantage point, though before long I was looking for ways to incorporate it within the scenes. So it was a great learning experience that took me out of my comfort zone. I've tried to narrow down the photos to post up here, but have been struggling with which to share, so "too many pics" can be found below. C&C welcomed.