[photo] Brisbane cityscape

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Troy Piggins, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. Most of the useful comments have already been made.. It's a good
    area, but I agree that your viewpoint just didn't quite work and the
    sky needs desperate help! (Grad ND's, multiple raws and hdr are all
    good, but don't forget *polarisers*..) Maybe some of these similar
    angles are worth trying (or bettering)?

    http://www.marktphoto.com/examples/cityscape1.jpg
    http://www.marktphoto.com/examples/cityscape2.jpg
    http://www.marktphoto.com/examples/cityscape3.jpg

    On the other side of town.. I'm going to go back here, on the overpath
    between art gallery and Qpac:

    http://www.marktphoto.com/examples/pano2_small.jpg (1Mb panorama,
    don't forget to scroll.... (O;)

    ...to do a series of pano shots in different lights, inc. dusk/night (-
    that one was a bit of a muck up, but it still came out reasonably for
    a quick creation..).

    The whole stretch along South Bank is worth a walk at dusk.. But does
    anyone have any good suggestions for a good Story bridge+city vantage
    point (without knowing someone in the apartments around there)?

    mt
     
    mark.thomas.7, Jan 11, 2008
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  2. That's a bucketload better!! I like the sky, and sorta like the
    distortion.. but as pointed out before, you can probably avoid most
    of that simply by keeping the camera level (ie not pointed up or down)
    as you shoot. Or there's post-processing, but I like to get as much
    right in-camera as possible. That way you learn more stuff!

    mt
     
    mark.thomas.7, Jan 11, 2008
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  3. Troy Piggins

    PixelPix Guest

    On the eastern side of the bridge, you have a road that runs along the
    cliff.... it even has plenty of parking!!. (You need to head into the
    Valley and come back to it, as you cant get to this road direct from
    the bridge area)

    You can drop down below (by foot) to the old wharfs and then there is
    a walk way that continues downstream that offers some good views also.

    http://www.potd.com.au/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=search&type=full&search=story+bridge
     
    PixelPix, Jan 11, 2008
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  4. Thanx Rusty - you're always a mine (or is it a minefield? (O:) of
    information!

    Last time I was there on foot and it was raining intermittently. I
    couldn't find a good angle, went down along the wrong side of the
    river, and I couldn't even visualise where the good spots might be,
    apart from knocking on the door of some of the apartment buldings...
    You've given me some good ideas.
     
    mark.thomas.7, Jan 11, 2008
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    PixelPix Guest

    http://pixelpix.com.au/samples/SBmap.gif

    Bowen Tce is the road that I was thinking off.
     
    PixelPix, Jan 11, 2008
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  6. Like I said - a minefield!

    ((Having been driven (literally) up the wall by the absolutely
    nonsensical and bloody-minded Brisbane suburban 'road network' (it
    deserves neither word..), I have now invested in a GPS, so I have
    logged it as a favourite and will casually, assuredly and unerringly,
    drop by there soon..:eek:))

    PS, and off topic, that GPS has dropped my stress levels markedly.
    I'm not one to get attached to gadgets, but you would have to tear it
    from my dead fingers now! I think it's paid for itself in non-wasted
    petrol already in the month or so I've had it...
     
    mark.thomas.7, Jan 11, 2008
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  7. Troy Piggins

    Troy Piggins Guest

    * is quoted & my replies are inline below
    * :
    Thanks mate. Looked better to me too.
     
    Troy Piggins, Jan 11, 2008
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    * is quoted & my replies are inline below
    * :
    I took some shots from almost that exact location in cityscape3,
    but the tide was lower. I'll go thru and compare.
    Seen that one before, think you posted it a while ago? Or was
    that someone else?
    Yep, planning on attempting some shots from over there some time.
    I reckon night would be better from Southbank getting all the
    lights from SE Freeway and Casino etc.

    Cheers Mark.
     
    Troy Piggins, Jan 11, 2008
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    * PixelPix is quoted & my replies are inline below :
    Thanks Russell! I used to walk along that path weekly when I
    lived in New Farm. Have to go back. That was in the not too
    distant part, but before I had a dSLR.
     
    Troy Piggins, Jan 11, 2008
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