Explore #26, June 10th, 2009, and Frontpage
I've taken a few shots from this spot now, but this was the first with such a tight crop, and I like it. I was asked to shoot a stock shot from Kangaroo Point tonight (for use at work), the sunset was nice, so I decided to have some fun with this one.
Title suggested by Matt, a fellow photographer living here in Brisbane also. He has a nice city moon shoot from Monday morning, check it out .............
Oh, and yeah the moon is faked...............
Oh, and just for fun, here is the link to the shot I took from here about 12 months ago! my first ever long exp with my then new Canon 400D (oh and that moon is real!)
- Canon 50D.
- ISO 100, f9, 12 seconds, 43mm.
- Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L lens.
- HDR, 3 exposures [2,0,+2EV] shot in RAW/ISO100 at f9, using Canon
24-70 f/2.8 L lens.
- Borders added using Lightroom 2.2
- Unsharp mask in Photoshop 6.0 (50%)
- Softlight layer in Photoshop 6.0.
- Photoshopped moon.
- Tone mapped using Photomatix HDR, in detail mode.
About Kangaroo Point
Kangaroo Point is located on a peninsula formed of harder rhyolite rock which the Brisbane River flows around. On the northern tip of the peninsula the Story Bridge connects it to the central business district and the suburb of Fortitude Valley. The suburb of Woolloongabba is located to the south. The six-laned Main Street runs from Story Bridge to Woolloongabba. The landscape of Kangaroo Point is predominantly high rise apartments towards the tip of the peninsula while the other end is predominantly low-medium density apartments and houses.
Kangaroo Point is a popular recreation spot, conveniently close to the city and the South Bank Parklands. The Kangaroo Point Cliffs, situated on the east bank of the city bend of the Brisbane River north of the Maritime Museum, opposite the Brisbane River Stage and the Queensland University of Technology at Gardens Point.
The cliffs are a popular picnic, rock climbing and abseiling site. The steepness of the cliffs was increased by quarrying operations which mined the volcanic rock or rhyolite lava flows which form the cliffs. These lavas were deposited in the Tertiary period about 30 million years ago and filled up an ancient river valley. They currently form the banks of the Brisbane River.
The Story Bridge is a prominent landmark, and provides the main means of access to the north of Brisbane. Directly under the bridge is the Storey Bridge Hotel.