A few days ago, I went with my son as the day faded from afternoon to evening to get some images of Brisbane along its broad river a little upstream of the CBD. It was a lot of fun and I managed to score some iconic images of the river, its bridges and our fair city.
Tis expedition was largely exploratory and we intend going back again, in the near future, to take more images from similar viewpoints but while there is more light and colour in the sky. Next time the images should be even more striking.
Train across the river
On the weekend Sharon and I went to Moffat Beach after checking out the Caloundra Markets … and it was windy. It was so wild even the sea birds were grounded and the sea swells closed the beaches.
I had my camera so I fitted a dark filter (9 stop) to see if that would calm the waters. It worked, sort of. Check the images in the post to see if it made a difference. I think if I had my polariser with me the combination would have truly flattened the swell. Next time…
I’ve never flown in a light plane before, so when offered the chance to take 2 flights in a Cessna 175 last weekend I had to grab it with both hands. Actually I grabbed it with one hand since the other was around my Nikon.
The first flight was from Redcliffe to Kilcoy, traveling at about 500 metres (1500 feet) on a perfect winter’s morning around low mountains, over farms and along the Stanley River. Then a couple of hours later we flew out over the waters of Lake Somerset and got fantastic views of water coming out of the Somerset Dam.
The post includes some shots that not only show the landscape from 500 metres but also illustrate abstract patterns that are only visible on land and water when viewed from an altitude. Taking the photographs through the plane’s windows had it challenges, but nothing took away the exhileration of seeing, and capturing images of the world below.
I hope some of this is communicated in the photos.