The Brisbane Wheel

in action during the day.

I'm one of the few people in Brisbane that hadn't yet shot this structure, but since I was there today I thought I'd give it a go.

My photo library is offline at the moment while I upgrade my storage, so here's one I prepared earlier ;-)

View all photos taken: Sunday, 30th August 2009, This photo: 11:57am

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Comments

  • fatimka said:
    wow
    great shot sir
  • Garry' said:
    Hehe....yeah and great different approach Dave. Love it
    I am another one of them who has not had a go at it....not very motivated to visit SB. Great rich sky....love the contrast
  • Louise. said:
    It looks like its going super fast don't you think?
    When does it leave, do you know?
  • SkattyKat said:
    great contrast the white against the blue sky
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Yeah SB doesn't do a lot for me either these days, but I figured since I was there... ;-)
    It does a bit Louise. No idea when it's going though.
    Nifty eh ?
  • cookie_c73 said:
    Surprised it didn't turn out too blown out considering the long exposure. Turns out for quite a different shot than most, I love the white against that blue sky!
  • Millisynth said:
    Wheeeeeeee!!!!
    Good comp and great long exposure here.
    Well done.
  • chooks! said:
    Great capture of the wheel in motion!
  • rev_adan said:
    Perfect composition and lighting, excellent image!
    Well Done...
    Rev
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  • looby88 said:
    I feel sick !!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah, see it's the magic of a strong ND filter at work :)
    Thanks Milli :) I took a landscape version too, but due to where I was, I had to tilt the lens up to get all the wheel in and then got all sorts of distortion.
    Thanks Tim :)
    Thanks!
    Ah but you're not even on it :P
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Ditto what G a r r y said :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    ;-)
  • Grauniad2 said:
    Ah, so you got there. Well done. Long exposure daylight shots are strangely disconcerting.
  • David de Groot said:
    Which is of course why I did one ;-)
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    I bought an ND8 whilst in London David - Funky.
    OMG - pass me the vomit bag will ya ;)
    I have been on the London Eye twice now and loved the sights - My pics were crap though LOL.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Great work mate, and nice idea... came of well, love the people!
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    Great one, Dave
  • David de Groot said:
    ND filters are definitely fun Jeff :)
    I don't mind the people, but the miniskip and construction fence is a bit annoying.
    Thanks Ming :)
  • Jack High said:
    Very good.
    I've only ever used my ND for water shots. This has given me new inspiration. Thanks Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jack. Yeah they have all sorts of interesting uses if you think about it ;-)
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    I find things like the miniskip and construction fence interesting because it "dates" a capture. Similarly vehicles in the background.
  • Madiator said:
    Me too surprised the image is not blown considering the long exposure at f/16 at daytime! Looks like you have used a CPL, or is it ND filter? And what do you mean when you say you are upgrading your photo storage?
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  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, NDX400 (8.5 stop neutral density filter).
    As for upgrading my storage. I keep my photos live on a server at home running mirrored disks. It's not completely fool-proof, but better than storing on a single hard disk. However, those disks had become full (750Gb), so it was time to swap out to the next size up at the current price point (1Tb).
  • stephenk1977 said:
    Great use of ND filter! One of the best Wheel of Brisbane photos I've seen on flickr.
  • David de Groot said:
    Hey thanks Stephen. I'd not shot this at all previously, but found myself there at a less than ideal time of day, so cracked out the ND400.