St Stephen's Cathedral

Taken from the Post Office Alley, off Elizabeth St, Brisbane.

Despite the lens distortion of the background building, it didn't turn out too bad for a handheld shot in failing light.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 21st March 2007, This photo: 6:25pm


  • ChunukBair said:
    I like the lighting in this one - feels very open and airy, if that can be somehow converted into proper technical speak, apetures and all that...
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    ok so this is the front. Well more interesting architecturally, I'll give you that :-)
    What a contrast, the (relatively) small cathedral (no such thing) next to those skyscrapers!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Paul. :)

    Apart from the fact that all of these are in focus and not suffering from motion blur, being handheld and all, I'm really not that impressed with any of them. However, they're more here for documentary purposes than examples of great art or anything.

    I really wish I had my tripod with me, but then I hadn't expected to be in town that late either.
  • David de Groot said:
    Nah, this is the front of the Cathedral David, the back of the Chapel is in the other pic (it's off-frame to the right in this picture).
    The Cathedral (pictured) is fairly large (from a person standpoint), but yet it's dwarfed by the surrounding sky-scrapers.
  • picsbymac said:
    This looks like it could be Toronto - in more than one spot!
  • flash of light said:
    This is great - the cathedral really stands out in its orange light against the blue of the office blocks - looks almost superimposed!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe Just goes to show cathedrals and skyscrapers are pretty similar the world over, Melissa :)

    Thanks Nelly, I brightened the overall image in photoshop, and it looked fine on the screen, but went a bit too bright when uploaded to flickr.
  • looby88 said:
    how awful to block that cathedral in with such unsympathetic buildings, not saying it doesnt happen over here especially in London, but that is pretty dire- in my opinion only of course !!
  • David de Groot said:
    I think it's awful that the CBD has any tall sky scrapers personally. I reckon four floors is more than enough.
  • stephenk1977 said:
    Some of the newer skyscrapers are quite photogenic. But is sad that Brisbane lost so many attractive old buildings in the past.

    Great twilight shot for being handheld for 0.3sec. You must have a steady hand! I can't help thinking what this photo would have been like if it was taken portrait, thus showing more of the skyscrapers.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yes the destruction of Brisbane's heritage has been a long and brutal tale of underhanded dealings, "accidental" fires and midnight demolition jobs.

    As for portrait, you mean like this ?