Something happened on the bridge that took me by complete surprise. We are in Denmark and Storebælts Broen as it’s named in Danish – one of the more important newer landmarks.
I commute twice a week and something happened on the bridge as spectacular as the iconic Bridge deliver a new experience at every visit. The bridge in itself is in so many ways an architectural masterpiece. But on this day the presentation was of a new level. Everything came together as I imagine only happened ones before – on the sketches when ‘Storebælts Broen’ was presented by the architects for the very first time.
On this day like any other, I would be on my way to several meetings in Jutland, Denmark. This day my schedule was changed and I decided to be delayed hence late for everything. My excuse I believe was perceived as rather odd…that’s how it goes when you excuse yourself starting the first sentence with something like ‘a ones in a lifetime photographic opportunity surfaced – littery out of the blue – I’ll be late!’.
So many time do I drive by something where you know you should stop the car and focus only on documenting this specific moment. So many times I just drive by, only to be disappointed in myself for lack of understanding and appreciation for the opportunity given to me. I’m sure you (the reader) have experienced something similar time and time again.
Photographing in perfect light
But to me, this opportunity was simply too good to miss out on and surprised myself and stopped to explore further.
Most pictures taken, showcase the bridge from other angles and this part of the bridge is only seldom in focus. But this morning I was never in doubt about the angle, only afraid not to work out all possibilities. The stories came to me as I worked the scene and boxed the pictures.
Back in the car, long before I had a real chance to understand, I had a feeling difficult to explain. A feeling of ‘did it’ knowing that I nailed it! It will be a moment and experience that will be with me for a long time.
Well, I wasn’t commissioned to do this ‘job’, but funny enough, I got nicely paid for the effort afterwards by a client. I only had to reach out, which is less troublesome if you know that you have something extraordinary to offer. This taught me a thing or two about business opportunities.
Judge for yourself – would you had stopped? What story would you have told if not a similar story to mine?
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