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Brisbane (Qld) Photowalk 8 November 2014

Discussion in 'Mu-43 Member Activities, Meetups, and Hangouts' started by David A, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Looks like I'm the one to open the image thread.

    In the end it came down to Hasse, Henry and I to do the walk, ostensibly to shoot the G20 light shows around the city. I think my favourite shot of the day was actually one I took a bit before we all met up. I thought the light from the stairwell in this covered walkway at the Art Gallery was wonderful:

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    So, on to the lights:

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    I wasn't happy with any of my shots of the City Hall and ultimately I think the best part of the night for me wasn't the lights but actually the people. Lots of photographers taking photos, and lots of people just looking at the lights. I think I ended up shooting people just as much, if not more, than I shot the lights.

    First, in North Quay on our way to King George Square there were more than a few street performers working:

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    Then there were the people looking and shooting the lights, a bit of a crowd scene at times:

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    People just chatting and enjoying a meal or drink or strolling:

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    And kids playing around, or in, the sculptures in the street:

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    So, lots of scope for shooting different things and a great evening.
     
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  2. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hasse
    Thanks David for opening the thread. I haven't looked at my efforts as yet. I love your last picture :)
     
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  3. I reckon that if you can still get your kid to wear an "I heart Mum" shirt even after they're old enough to dress themselves them you must be doing something right!
     
  4. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Thanks, Nic.

    Sorry you couldn't make it. We missed you.
     
  5. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    Great set David! I find the last one cute, with the kid's feet :)

    Still working on my processing, got a few more to go.
     
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  6. I wish I could have made it. I ended up heading out to Eat St with a few family members who don't often come into town.
     
  7. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    So we started in front of the Big B-risbane sign in front of Qpac

    15143653023_0915e15f17_c. PB080204.jpg by hazwing, on Flickr

    "Walked this way" over the bridge

    15739363236_ee7f7aca72_c. PB080213.jpg by hazwing, on Flickr

    A saw the street performers

    15143660373_c2eb6420e9_c. PB080232.jpg by hazwing, on Flickr

    15577655548_07cc5d8870_c. PB080241.jpg by hazwing, on Flickr

    [​IMG]PB080246.jpg by hazwing, on Flickr

    And pretty ladies

    15739377976_5c3ab04607_c. PB080249.jpg by hazwing, on Flickr

    15761215181_f2a892dabc_c. PB080251.jpg by hazwing, on Flickr

    In all sorts of outfits

    15764644482_16d1fbf58d_c. PB080255.jpg by hazwing, on Flickr

    And then we were waiting...

    15577674268_eeb1eedb0c_c. PB080260.jpg by hazwing, on Flickr

    for blue hour and the city lights to turn on

    15577677888_fe11631e2a_c. PB080269.jpg by hazwing, on Flickr

    15577682808_beae1f80b1_c. PB080271.jpg by hazwing, on Flickr

    Caught some light trails

    15739404526_8be71b733c_c. PB080276.jpg by hazwing, on Flickr

    15579566170_c835ece9ac_c. PB080297.jpg by hazwing, on Flickr

    And finished with some photo's of our favourite 'balls'

    15762506711_8541195132_c. PB080333.jpg by hazwing, on Flickr
     
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  8. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    An a thanks should go to Hasse for bringing this up. I haven't been shooting much recently... the G20 lights have been a good excuse for me to take out my camera and go get some shots.
     
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  9. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Henry,

    I think I pressed the wrong button the other day because I thought I had added some comments. Great set. I love the one of the church and the SGIO building, and the City Hall works a lot better with longer exposures to capture more of the moving lights. That's where I really should have had a tripod that night.

    I'm also glad you got a good one of one of the "carnival girls". I photographed the one in green but she was moving towards me when I pressed the shutter and I got a bit of subject blur. I think that particular shot may have been my "one that got away" for the night.
     
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  10. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    ...bump for RnR. I'm looking forward to seeing your take on things as well... particularly those candid people shots (which wasn't something I focused on).
     
  11. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    313
    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD
    great sets of photos from all.

    Hope to join in the next time......
     
  12. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hasse
    Heh - in the end I don't have many shots I'm happy with. New gear in an unknown light levels made for iffy takes.

    This one came out well though.
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    Some bad stair-casing on the bridge with the railing 'frequency' getting into the Nyquist region after the resize I'm guessing. Should crop out the building at the far right...

    Like David, I love watching people, unfortunately the gear that I used for people shooting were not gelling with me that night. But it wasn't a total loss. Besides having some nice folk to talk to, it got me to have a bit of a think on my gear selection and will head back to low light city conditions shortly for a second try. I'll post back here :biggrin:
     
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  13. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hasse,

    Sorry you weren't happy with your results. We have days and we have days. I like that shot above, it really captures that "last light" feel before the light really starts to go.

    Let us see your low light results when you are happy with them.
     
  14. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    I think your probably too hard on yourself... I like some of the stuff I saw on the back of your camera LCD. Especially that glowy stuff from those manual lenses :) Maybe we'll try again next time?
     
  15. pod

    pod Mu-43 Regular

    175
    Oct 4, 2012
    Australia
    Rob
    I should check in here more often ..just got your message now Hasse .. I was thinking it was time for a photo shoot and there it was and gone ... :-(
    Nice shots boys
    Good to see the police left you alone :)
    Cheers
    Rob
     
  16. ozfoz

    ozfoz Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Dec 8, 2012
    Brisbane
    Hi Brisbane people! I have been absent from the forum for a while, and have missed two photo walks: the first I arrived at too late (2013) and missed 2014 due to appendicitis.
    I thought I should indicate my interest in any walks that might come up.
    David F.
     
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  17. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    ozfoz,

    You posted a reply in a thread so it's available to anyone looking at the site. If you just want to contact one member you have to personal message them.

    I don't think we've done another photowalk here in Brisbane since the one in this thread almost a year ago. We should probably think about trying for another one some time soon. What happens is that someone will think of a date and/or a location and post a message to start a new thread with an invitation. Just keep your eyes open for anything with "Brisbane" and "photowalk" or "get together" in the subject and you'll find out about it. It's a fairly loose and casual approach.

    It will be good to have a new face in the group.
     
  18. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    A bit last minute, but anyone going to riverfire tomorrow night? I'm tossing up about whether to go. Any suggestions on good spot to photograph the fireworks, without too much crowd?