river fire Brisbane

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by David James, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. David James

    David James Guest

    Did anyone get a shot of the F1-11 doing the fuel dump & burn. I was there
    and it was an awesome site, but I failed to get a shot of it.

    Dave
     
    David James, Aug 31, 2004
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    Ken Oaf Guest

    I have seen many floating around Internet.

    For starters, visit www.pbase.com and search
     
    Ken Oaf, Sep 1, 2004
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  3. David James

    Greg Guest

    Hi David and Ken,

    Managed to grab these two from a hill side in the western suburbs. The
    first one I was very lucky. It was the first pass by the F111s you can
    see the line they traced through the photo and I was lucky enough to
    get the lightning bolt in the background.

    The second is the dump and burn.

    http://www.ecn.net.au/~curtisg/riverfire1_large.jpg
    http://www.ecn.net.au/~curtisg/riverfire2_large.jpg

    Regards

    Greg
     
    Greg, Sep 1, 2004
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  4. Nice photos.

    What was the celebration?
     
    John Phillips, Sep 1, 2004
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    David James Guest

     
    David James, Sep 1, 2004
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    Ben Rum Guest

    Ben Rum, Sep 2, 2004
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    Marty Morgan Guest

    Marty Morgan, Sep 2, 2004
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  8. David James

    David James Guest

    I spoke to a bloke (who had a few home brews) the next day who said he went
    to Mt Coot-tha on Saturday night and there were about a thousand cars there.
    I went on the Sunday morning to check it out and took a few shots, but I
    think it is too far from the city without having a 500mm+ lens attached.

    Dave OP


     
    David James, Sep 2, 2004
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  9. Robert McArthur, Sep 3, 2004
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    Al Guest


    Nice pictures. The dump and burn ones look like the city's on fire.
     
    Al, Sep 3, 2004
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  11. David James

    Al Guest

    Should try St. Lawrence's next year. They have a pretty good view of the
    Southbank fireworks, and bit of the Coronation drive ones, and a hint of the
    Story Bridge ones. But the F111s came straight over the top of us there, so
    that was quite good. Will try and post some pics later.
     
    Al, Sep 3, 2004
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    Greg Guest

    Great photos everyone and thanks for the comments.

    I took the dump and burn photograph from a hill side in the western
    suburbs, at the corner of Birdwood Tce and Stuartholme Road at Bardon.
    There were a few people there but not as many as Mt Cootha. I used a
    Canon 300D for the dump and burn photo in manual mode. The settings
    were:

    Shutter 12 seconds At f5.6
    The ISO was set at 100
    I had the standard 18-55mm zoom on, and set at 55mm.

    Regards

    Greg
     
    Greg, Sep 3, 2004
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  13. You will find a couple in Michael's gallery at potd.com.au....

    http://www.potd.com.au/gallery/index.php?cat=10236
     
    AU Digital POTD, Sep 3, 2004
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  14. David James

    David James Guest

    Thanks for sending these links. Because I was there I can really appreciate
    them. After seeing what a superb job some people can do, I think I'll leave
    my camera at home next year and enjoy the show more.
     
    David James, Sep 3, 2004
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  15. David James

    David James Guest

    Hi Rob,


    What was the focal length on the 1st one? It is one hell of a picture.

    Dave OP
     
    David James, Sep 3, 2004
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  16. What was the focal length on the 1st one? It is one hell of a picture.

    It's a crop from a 10D shot (ISO100, f11, 10s exposure, -1.5 exposure
    compensation, evaluative). The lens was a Sigma 100-300f4 EX lens
    at the full 300mm (I didn't add the 1.4x TC onto any of the shot; would
    have been good to since the Sigma is a fantastic lens and wouldn't have
    suffered much, but it was all so fast!). That's a 35mm equiv of a 480mm
    lens. Yes, I was on a tripod :) Taken in RAW, cable release, and processed
    in C1LE v1.3 (anyone else notice the recent upgrade seem to have gone
    backwards? I'm staying with 1.3).

    The crop was an 1100x1300 or so from the original (1.5MP from the
    original 6.2MP). Yes - that particular Sigma lens *is* that good :-]

    Robert
     
    Robert McArthur, Sep 6, 2004
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    s Guest

    What's the sigma 100-300 like ? I'm hunting around for something to replace
    my 'entry level' canon 90-300. I'm guessing you're in brisbane (me too) ..
    wouldn't want to demo the lens for me would you ?
     
    s, Sep 6, 2004
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    rl Guest

    rl, Sep 7, 2004
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    Marty Morgan Guest

    Marty Morgan, Sep 7, 2004
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    rl Guest

    Thanks!

    Ryan


     
    rl, Sep 7, 2004
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