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The new bridge up the road from us opened today. Its working title was the Green Bridge (as it's for pedestrians, busses and cyclists only) but they've given it the committee treatment, and officially named it the Eleanor Schonell Bridge. No disrespect to Eleanor, but it's a bit of an ungainly name for a bridge. With luck people will ignore it and keep calling it the Green Bridge, which is a perfectly good name in my ranty opinion.
Anyway, for want of something better to do I rode up and had a wander around the opening festivities with my camera. The bridge was open to all and sundry, although for some reason you couldn't take your bike on the road - only pedestrians were allowed on it. Bikes had to stick to the bike path, with was of course full of pedestrians too. Go figure. I would have quizzed one of the security blokes about it, but they were all decidedly grumpy. Still, I guess that's a requirement of working security (and yes, there are plenty of friendly security folks out there, just like there are plenty of intelligent ones. They're just in the minority).
Anyway, back to the photos. I've also just acquired an IR-pass filter, so I took some photos with that while I was there too. Dutton Park Cemetary (which is next door) is particularly atmospheric in IR. I took colour shots for comparison too, they're paired up below. The IR shots are mildly photoshopped, to bring out a bit more contrast and remove noise, as well as to remove the purple colour cast that they have out of the camera.
For $25, it's quite a nifty effect!
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