Photographer's Note

Great Southern Land

Standing at the limit of an endless ocean
stranded like a runaway, lost at sea

City on a rainy day down in the harbour
watching as the grey clouds shadow the bay

Looking everywhere 'cause I had to find you
this is not the way that I remember it here
anyone will tell you itís a prisoner island
hidden in the summer for a million years

This verse, from the famous song by Icehouse describes Australia in a unique way. This haunting song rang in my head while walking around a rainy day on Sydney Harbour, watching the grey clouds shadow the bay. While sitting under one of the shells of the Opera House, I saw this sleek information sign in front of the Harbour Bridge. Not your usual two icon shot!

The weather on this particular day was inclement; the bridge was almost totally invisible in a few moments time. The B&W mode gave me the best shade gradient possible and on this day, colour did little to help! The only minor adjustment I made was to select the opera house sign and highlight separately. The image was run through Neat Image software.

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Additional Photos by Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 973 W: 326 N: 1501] (5934)
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