Love-locks on a wire

Nikon D800, 1/125 sec., f/7.1, ISO 100, 135mm
Nikon D800, 1/125 sec., f/7.1, ISO 100, 135mm

I’ve been here a number of times in the past but this was the first time I had ever noticed these locks hanging on the wire. I’m not sure whether I was just not as observant before, or if I had my eyes fixated on the view that this bridge provides, but it wasn’t until this past weekend when I went there on a glorious sunrise, that I found these, and a large number of these locks, all locked away on the wire of this bridge.

There were all different types of locks, and in various colours that it was actually quite picturesque in a way. I framed it so that I could see the sun in the backdrop since that was my primary reason for going there in the first place.


I don’t know where this idea of placing love-locks or “secret” locks on a fence or wire came from, but I’ve been seeing a lot of these lately—perhaps because once you see it, you’re more attuned to seeing them. It’s an interesting piece of “art” if that’s what you prefer to call this. The contrast between the different locks and its age is actually interesting to photograph. Couple that with a beautiful sunrise in the backdrop, and you can’t go wrong.

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