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A place that we have forgotten – Southbank Parkland

0 Comments | This entry was posted on Nov 19 2011

So, my long looking forwarded holiday began. We had a pretty late yum cha lunch after picking up my parents and my high school best friend, Edmond, from airport. Because of the limited time available, as we have to head back to Sunnybank for an early dinner, we decided to pay ¬†Southbank Parkland a visit. It has been ages since we last visited Southbank. This is indeed the first time since the Brisbane flood in the beginning of year. Apart from the beach area seems to be bigger, there isn’t much changes at all. We sort of did a quick circle around the park. At one side of the park, we found this places where there are heaps of sea gull around. With bird and my 70-200mm of course are more bird photos.¬†

We actually spent quite a long time shooting bird there. After that we headed to the Brisbane Wheel, now one of the landmark of Southbank. I have to say, Southbank is a lot prettier with than without it.

It’s almost time for dinner after some photos of the Brisbane Wheel. We stopped by Kangaroo Point before we head back to Sunnybank for dinner. From there is a stunning Brisbane city view. This is made even better with the sunset.

Winter Festival 2011

0 Comments | This entry was posted on Jun 14 2011

Winter Festival is probably the only time to ice skate outside Brisbane City Hall. Unfortunately, ice skating is never one of my favourites and i am just happy to be outside photographing.

While thinking the ordinary skating photos are too common, i notice the round light from the festival actually made the scratch on the ice quite interesting. Under exposed a couple of photo with increased contrast and a bit of processing made the photos below.

Another attraction of the Winter Festival is the ice skating show. A perfect chance to practice. Trying not to use a very fast shutter with everything frozen, and keeping the shutter speed low with some blurred motion but a face that’s sharp enough is totally not easy. Didn’t try any pan shot though is a pity. By the time i was about to do pan shoot the show had already ended…

 

Brisbane and Gold Coast 5 years ago

0 Comments | This entry was posted on Jun 05 2011

Sort of retouching some landscape photos taken 6 years ago and realised the city has changed quite a bit.