New Farm Park, Brisbane

Monday, September 17, 2012

BRISBANE LIGHTS UP

A neighbour, Kathy, suggested that we go into town to see the light show, which is on every night during the Brisbane Festival. We all wanted to practice our photography skills. I have never taken good night shots. I still can't get them focused and clear but hopefully with more practice I'll get there.
 We found a spot on the river edge close to the barge which is the nucleus of the
 light show.


 After the show we wandered around South Bank Parklands for a while.

 In the forecourt there was a ceiling of lanterns.

 The wheel was glowing.

A sphere sculpture which changed colours and density of colour.

Then we said good by to colourful Brisbane and drove home for hot chocolate.

29 comments:

  1. Your pictures are nice ! I wished I could have seen this light show !

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  2. One day hopefully you too will be able to take photos as good as these on your blog today. :-)

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  3. Diane, the festival and light show are beautiful. All the colors and the lanterns are gorgeous, an awesome sight to see. Your photos look great!

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  4. if you took these, then you did a great job. i love all of them. that Ferris wheel is my favorite right after the sky line in the first shot. beautiful

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  5. Oh! What amazing shots. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. That's very nice. Excellent pictures, this is not easy to have such a result.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  7. It looks like a wonderfully colourful sight - and your photos look pretty good to me. I guess night shots need a tripod really but I can never be bothered to haul one around.

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  8. Pretty good shots, Diane for a "beginner"! As I no longer go out at night, thanks for the photos of what the Brisbane Festival looks like.
    Azalea update: The dear old Austrian lady on the corner with the vanilla like azalea shrub. Well I noticed yesterday that all the blooms have fallen off - enmasse! The poor old dear must be in a state of shock. Quite a remarkable sight to see - all falling off at the one time????
    Colin (HB)

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  9. Sounds like a great night out with your cameras and what a spectacle ... You should be very chuffed! youve captured double the colour with those gorgeous wobbly reflections... bravo!

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  10. Stunning! Brisbane is gorgeous all lit up like that. Speaking of Brisbane, ever since we got to meet you in Hollywood that day, the Musician and I still occasionally practice our proper Australian pronunciations...Brizbun, and tchuner!

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  11. Wow you have done well with your shots. I would like to learn night better too. I got the shot of the Condamine Power station by steadying the camera on the bonnet of the car. Carrying a tripod is such a pain. What did you do here?

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  12. Very good night time shots. I wonder why Melbourne is so far behind Sydney and now it seems behind Brisbane with light shows.

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  13. Diane, your pics are fantastic, you did so well, the light show is very beautiful. A very colourful night. I have never been.

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  14. Hey, I think they look good. I know it takes a steady hand, but the fireworks setting is amazing for night shots. Must have been quite something to see though.

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  15. Photos are lovely, you are doing well and at least you have nice place to take photos like that.

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  16. Wow! What an amazing festival this must be...how beautiful those lights are and a great opportunity to practice night photography -- (they photos look wonderful to me).....

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  17. Those are fantastic photos Diane. I would be exceedingly happy with those. Must have been a fabulous sight to see.

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  18. Wonderful photographs, wonderful performance. I am greeting

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  19. What a great evening and your photos really give us a good idea of what you saw. Well done.

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  20. That is a great lightshow. Your photos ar not bad at all. It is very difficult to make these out hand.

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  21. Wow, Diane! These are really wonderful! I love how the colored lights are reflected in the water, too.

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  22. I am amazed at how well your night shots worked out. They are fantastic! It must have been a fun evening!

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  23. Sounds like a fun way to spend an evening. I love the wheel shot!

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  24. I for one think you did a wonderful job! Love the ferris wheel and the muted colors of the fractured reflections in the first and last shots.

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  25. WOW great photos, wish I could have been with you. Take care Diane

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  26. How beautiful! I really loved the Ferris Wheel photo!

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