Monday 14 June 2021

Sydney Harbour Bridge in B&W and as it is

I found this quite interesting when putting together a post for #WeekendinB&W. This was taken at sunset. Interestingly, the person is barely noticeable in the colour shot, but draws the eye in the B&W version because the colours of the sunset are missing and can't distract you.

Which made me wonder about how much we colour our vision? We see what we want to see, rather than what is necessarily there.

"We only see what we want to see; we only hear what we want to hear. Our belief system is just like a mirror that only shows us what we believe."

Don Miguel Ruiz

Linking also with #SkyWatch


  1. Love the quote and it's so very true. Love black and white photography.

    Have a fabulous WW on a Tuesday. ♥

  2. Nice photo the b&w version gives it that bit of atmosphere :-)

    Have a quotetastic week Lydia 👍

  3. Love the function of a bridge:) Am writing you since I deleted my previous blog of "the"jesh studio. Now my url is (one word) Living between two realms (dot) wordpress (dot) com. My new name is Jeshie2. Went back to windows, so am going through the slow and painful withdrawal to learn how to cope with the newest additions since I was on Apple. Hope all the people on all Seasons will slowly come back to your rendition! Have a lovely week, Jeshie2.

  4. Interesting seeing the differences in the two. Can't decide which version I like better though.

  5. Dear Lydia that is such an awesome photo! My students works there in Sydney and she's telling me it's cold there now. Hope you are all well. Thank you for checking on me, I am doing okay, just got really caught up with a lot of work this past months but I'm hoping I can blog again soon :)

  6. Great quote and how true!

    Love both the photos but the B&W one is more dramatic.

  7. Very creative bridge photos ~ Xo

    Live in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. I like the monochrome image although I wouldn't have thought to do it that way. It is a fascinating shot.
    Thanks for sharing at

  9. True quote and great photos to compare with each other!