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    Kurilpa Bridge

    This is a foot and cycle bridge across the Brisbane River of controversial design, hated by many. It is a tensegrity structure but as such not as interesting as others.

    Kurilpa Bridge
    056A4226 by tonyw36, on Flickr

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    Re: Kurilpa Bridge

    Hmmm, it is a bit of a "bird's nest" in this view

    Regarding your shot, although the lit colour does a fair job separating the superstructure from the background, I still find it quite a busy image as the background is also sharp. Plus, being a night image, I am having trouble understanding the structure; are the two decks, or deck and roof one above the other?

    Sorry if that's not much help,

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    Re: Kurilpa Bridge

    Excellent

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    Re: Kurilpa Bridge

    Like Dave, I find the background detracts from the impact a bit and confuses the structural elements. Is it possible to shoot the bridge from the opposite side, or would that background even busier?

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    Re: Kurilpa Bridge

    Thanks for all your replies - most helpful. I set myself the task of developing a photo-documentary of the bridge, just out of personal interest. I have found it extremely difficult to get a clear view of the bridge. Most of the pictures have had a confusing background and/or foreground. This one is clearer than the first that I showed, although perhaps not as pretty.

    Kurilpa Bridge
    056A3694 by tonyw36, on Flickr

    This shows the walkway with the roof over half of it

    Kurilpa Bridge
    60_056A2970ed by tonyw36, on Flickr

    The design of the superstructure has some engineering interest with its floating compression members which are characteristic of tensegrity structures, but it is not as elegant nor as pure as others such as the Needle Tower.

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    Re: Kurilpa Bridge

    Never seen anything that complex for so little weight carrying capacity, no wonder we couldn't work out the structure!

    That's quite a challenge you set yourself Tony

    Thanks for the alternative views.

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    Re: Kurilpa Bridge

    The image is well done, but it's a bit busy for my taste.

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    Re: Kurilpa Bridge

    My first reaction to your original post was to want to see the bridge from another angle - you're right it is a great structure but it isn't lending itself to the great photo because of its surroundings. What does it look like at night from other angles ?
    Good luck with the project - I look forward to seeing more

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