Shooting Challenge: 10 Shots Of Roads, Streets And Bridges…Vote For Your Favourite!

Shooting Challenge: 10 Shots Of Roads, Streets And Bridges…Vote For Your Favourite!

What’s the time? It’s Gizmodo Australia Shooting Challenge voting time, and that means last week’s Shooting Challenge is finally ready for your viewing pleasure. There are some amazing photos in this bunch, so start voting for your favourite photographer! They might just win a Seagate 1TB Backup Plus!

Note: In the interests of fairness, voting has been restricted to one per user, based on cookie and IP.

Voting closes at 10am on Tuesday, September 4.


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The 1TB Backup Plus Portable is a great prize worth $189 RRP and we’re excited to give four of them away — one each week — to Gizmodo’s Shooting Challenge faithful.

Note: Linking friends from your social networks to the Gizmodo voting page is e encouraged, however, use of “vote farming” sites including (but not limited to) GetOnlineVotes or links directly to will result in disqualification. The goal is to grow the Giz Shooting Community in the fairest way possible.

Also a reminder to please be respectful and constructive if leaving a comment about any photo.

Last Week’s Olympus OMD EM-5 Winner

Last week we gave away the second Olympus OMD EM-5 camera to Kelsey Anna Phillips for her work with the Texture shooting challenge. Congratulations Kelsey. Who will be the next winner?

Take a look at this week’s Roads, Streets and Bridges challenge and vote for your favourite! Which do you like best?

This Week’s Entries

Click on images to zoom into gallery mode, and don’t forget to scroll down to vote.


David Johnson

Road Experience
This is a secondary entry for this challenge as the first was short of Exif data ,being a video snapshot of my Saturday ride taken from the GoPro footage of the ride , so take note GoPro video snapshots do not have EXIF data nor are uvs files acceptible. This shot shows what most people experience of roads in our modern world “Traffic”
Camera Canon 600D
1/50 sec

Michelle Fewings

Sunday was a perfect day to get out on the road and head up the mountains. Took this photo on the trip, I love the blue sky through the side mirror and the ever so slight reflection of the Novell SUSE Gecko sitting on my dashboard.
Taken with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7.

Yunis Tmeizeh

handheld canon 600d, samyang 8mm lens, 1/60 200iso
under citylink North Melbourne
Riding my pushie under these
towering concrete structures crossing in a multitude of directions is an awesome experience and quite unique to the area.

Georgina Luczi

Olympus e-pl3 camera with 14.0mm-42.0mm lens.
While I was taking photos on Sunday afternoon, two pedestrians quickly tried to move out of the way. The resulting photo looks like they are dancing in the street.

Jonathon Cleaver

This week I went to Sydney with my family to pick up my mum from the airport. Seeing as we had time, we went site seeing around Sydney.
This was taken on Berry Street North Sydney; I was there to see the 6 star energy efficient building. I’m researching it because of its sustainability and energy efficiency.
Anyway, I was lucky enough to look up the road and see the low sun illuminating the clouds, giving the clouds, buildings and roads a mottled look.
Brought it into Photoshop to straighten the buildings and crop the image a bit.
Shutter speed 1/400 sec
F-stop f/4.0
ISO 100


Avon Perera

Sigma 10-20
2 crashes on both the Monash freeway and Dynon road meant I essentially had no way to get home… so I decided to take a walk around Dynon road and see if I could capture something.
Not much of a story, but hey you work with what you get.

Jason Ruth

McDonalds Truss Bridge in Galston Gorge, one of only five left in NSW (four of which are still in service) and was built in 1893, and in service since 1894. It crosses Tunks Creek.
By chance I took this photo on Saturday morning (at 4:20am) for the aim of light painting, and only this morning (Monday) did I check this weeks challenge. Nothing like a little bit of luck.
Nikon D300, 12-24mm f/4.0 lens, tripod, remote release, f/8 for 148seconds, ISO200.

Merlyn Cantwell

Follow the yellow gravel road.. who knows where it leads or what’s around the corner? By adding motion blur to this shot I aimed to draw the viewer up and along the road.
Taken with Canon 550D
ISO 100
1/10 sec

Tracy Miller

The Francis Scott Key or just plan Key Bridge is DC oldest bridge running across the Potomac River. I shot this from Roosevelt Island at sunset with Georgetown University in the background. My biggest worry was that the park service was going to lock us on the island since they close the gates after sun down. I shot this with my Canon T3i.
– F 4.5
– ISO 200
– Exposure 1/8

Phil Brown

I had just recently bought a Fuji X100, and still playing around with it I decided to head out and try some night shooting and long exposures. This is a long exposure of the causeway that heads into the suburb where my parents live, while I was out I ended up dropping the lens cap down a drain, thankfully I have a new one coming soon to fit the lens hood, but still, it was a nice cap.


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