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Hobart Dark MOFO 2015 - The cold and dark version of MONA

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Firedogg, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Firedogg

    Firedogg Have cash, will spend

    Dark MOFO is on again. It's the annual festival celebrating Winter and bringing light and warmth to Hobart in the colder and darker months. Usually it consists of a main light display in the city centre, and other smaller light displays scattered around the greater Hobart area. The signature colour is red, and it's always interesting to see which buildings and structures get the special treatment. During the 5 day festival there is a main entertainment area where you can watch crazy "art" displays, including a huge Fire Organ this year, live music and entertainment, and plenty of food.

    I finally plucked up the courage again this year to brave the cold Tasmania winter and get some night shots of the Pulse Column that shoots a beam of light straight up into the night sky. The light pulses to the beat of the person's heart that is controlling it. Makes for an interesting sight.

    So, here are some photos taken from various hills around Hobart, usually including the iconic Tasman Bridge (that connects the 2 halves of Hobart together) as it was really the only big structure with the red accent lighting.

    All taken with the E-M5 & 12-50mm or O75-300mm

    18828404816_48ddc8f38f_b. Dark MOFO 2015 (1) by Michael, on Flickr

    18666898428_284cf9e25b_b. Dark MOFO 2015 (2) by Michael, on Flickr

    18668455179_c235dd3821_b. Dark MOFO 2015 (3) by Michael, on Flickr

    18233966553_edd852e44a_b. Dark MOFO 2015 (4) by Michael, on Flickr

    18857314421_4d39e26128_b. Dark MOFO 2015 (5) by Michael, on Flickr

    18668397899_1ba0011fc2_b. Dark MOFO 2015 (6) by Michael, on Flickr

    18854534985_71b31a33b6_b. Dark MOFO 2015 (7) by Michael, on Flickr

    18854522315_32845cf879_b. Dark MOFO 2015 (8) by Michael, on Flickr

    18233893473_720825dd40_b. Dark MOFO 2015 (9) by Michael, on Flickr

    18233880763_fee7d0a204_b. Dark MOFO 2015 (10) by Michael, on Flickr

    18666804980_32ba9a1cf5_b. Dark MOFO 2015 (11) by Michael, on Flickr

    18857220521_7e63e30c23_b. Dark MOFO 2015 (12) by Michael, on Flickr
     
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  2. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    I was planning to go tonight as a first timer :) but it's too rainy so my enthusiasm is damp. The weather looks pretty bad for next few days but the weekend looks very promising. I'm hoping to capture it from a few different places and I think we're spending Sunday night (winter solstice) on Mt Wellington to welcome the sun back in the morning :th_salute: . I think we'll skip the nude sunrise swim...

    Thanks for sharing
     
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  3. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    533
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    Hope you don't mind me adding to your thread here :)

    I also got some pictures from Dark Mofo to share that I took over a couple of nights. Lots more in my Flickr stream if you're so inclined...

    EM56782.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    18757001738_d4b571428a_b. EM56801.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    EM56828.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    18947607281_16b2540dfa_b. EM56849.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    18322142014_044aa1e037_b. EM56865.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    18944725495_9c24d07bdc_b. EM56881.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    18364747773_b42c299a06_b. EM56925.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    18985377115_d8485a08e4_b. EM56914.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    18362851324_05925b7ebb_b. EM56933.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    18362870274_871fa6529a_b. EM56945.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    18988450551_a14a0be52d_b. EM56954.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr

    We didn't end up on Mount Wellington to welcome the sun but ended up on the beach in Eaglehawk Neck all alone for a great sunrise. Yay, now we're heading towards summer!!!
    19042057982_520d04bac9_b. EM57004.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr
     
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