After shooting my ‘Wheel of Brisbane’ timelapse, I turned the camera around to shoot a brief, more subtle, timelapse of the city skyline, across the river.
Each frame is a 2.5s exposure, taken 3.6s apart (just enough time to let the camera save them all without overloading the buffer).
The frames look promising and the initial timelapse is great – but I won’t publish it yet. I’m looking forward to building these river and wheel sequences into a longer timelapse – I just need to collect some more sequences :).
There was lots of opportunity for all the kids there to get involved – they all got to pat the Baby Dryosaur.
Meganeura landed on a lot of kid’s heads :)
Leaellynasaura was very popular and a few kids were lucky enough to get very close indeed. Then came the star of the show – Australovenator. I think the kids enjoyed running in mock terror from him the most.
The Wheel of Brisbane is located in the Cultural Centre Forecourt, at South Bank, Brisbane. It was a fun subject for some Friday night photography – popular too – I spotted at least 5 other keen photographers doing something similar to what I was doing.
My new tripod got a good workout, as you can see. I am glad I decided to buy the taller and heavier one – so long as I’m dragging any tripod around, I don’t really mind how heavy it is, and it’s nice to be able to put my eye to the viewfinder properly on the tall ‘pod.
There was a guy standing beside me when I took this next one – he had his tripod, a 5D (I think) on the tripod, and a spare 60D for ‘snapshots’. I’m not envious…. much….
I’d just like to acknowledge my inspiration for this next shot, which was a shot taken by Francois Lourette, another keen amateur photographer, who blogs as Almates. I wouldn’t have thought to try such a shot, until I saw his. You can see his ‘flags’ shot here: Long Exposure Ottawa.
I have previously posted about Kurilpa Bridge, here. So, obviously, my “What am I?” pictures from last night were detail shots of the Wheel of Brisbane. The combined shots are below.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures – I had fun taking them and was pretty happy with how they turned out. I got some reasonable skyline / river shots as well – a post for another day!