New Farm Park, Brisbane

Monday, October 1, 2012

FESTIVAL FINALE

Every year in September, the Brisbane Festival takes place. It is a cultural event, which includes ; Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Circus, Cabaret, Opera, Comedy, Film, Writing, Light Show and Riverfire.
Riverfire is a stunning choreograhed pyrotechnics and fireworks display for 30 minutes, held on the last night of the festival. It stretches all along the river, which snakes through the city. Explosions of lights and fireworks erupt from bridges, buildings and barges on the river.
People had been arriving all through the day to find a good spot on the river edge. There were half a million people expected so we decided to watch it on TV. These photos are of our TV screen.

 The river snakes through the city.

 The firefall from the Storey Bridge

 The Light Sphere is the most popular art installation with lustrous mirrors and shimmering reflections., designed by Tony Assness.

I can see why the show is called Riverfire.

25 comments:

  1. Those are huge fireworks, must have been an expierence to watch it. Can imagine you watched on on tv when so much people will come to town.

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  2. Looks like an amazing event Diane. I love to look at fireworks.

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  3. i love TV photography and do it quite often. a beautiful sight

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  4. The display looks lovely - would it beat Sydney's New Year?
    I would watch it on TV too - well done taking the photos.

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  5. Bet that is something to see in person but I'm with you - too many people!

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  6. The spread of fireworks across a large area certainly makes it look rather spectacular. But TV would definitely be the way to go.

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  7. Fantastic photographs, superb views. I am greeting

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  8. What an amazing light display. Were you able to enjoy any of the cultural experiences that were part of the festival? Hope so!

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  9. You got some marvelous captures from your TV screen. This looks like an amazing event, although I, too, would be hesitant to brave those crowds. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  10. Something for everybody there.... except for us as well large and crowded festivals don't quite hold the appeal they used to. You got great "screen shots."

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  11. That's a lot of light.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  12. Wow ! what a show ! would have loved to watch that too !

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  13. Spectacular Diane, you've captured it perfectly :D)

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  14. Wow, that looks fantastic. You probably get a better view on TV!

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  15. Great photos Diane. I was able to see some of the skyward flashes from my balcony and when the Air force fighter super hornets did their sweep down the river, it could be mistaken that Brisbane CBD was under attack. Very impressive indeed. One viewer asked, "would it beat Sydney's New Year?". I don't think so, Sydney harbour being so much bigger and Sydney tops the World on displays on that night, but Brisbane improves every year.
    Cheers
    Colin (HB)

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  16. Looks like a fun time in Brisbane, Diane! I do not like crowds either, at least you were able to see the show on TV.

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  17. What awesome colours - like painting the sky with light. Great shots Diane!

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  18. I would love to have been there especially as I love Brisbane so much. Great shots from the TV. Have a good week. Diane

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  19. Wow! What a wonderful evening! The fireworks truly light up the sky and the reflection in the river just magnifies everything.

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  20. I was wondering what vantage point you found for the first shot ... then you said it was the TV :-) Looks like a great festival.

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  21. Riverfire indeed! The cascading 'waterfall' off the bridge is pretty cool.

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  22. What wonderful fireworks and an all round smashing celebration!

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  23. Woh, those are fabulous fireworks!

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  24. I can't believe you can get such great shots from the TV screen!! It looks so good, you probably didn't miss much by not seeing it live!!

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