Brisbane before the Dawn

Shot from the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Brisbane.

We had an excellent turn out for the dawn shoot this morning with over 20 photographers braving the cool temperatures and threat of rain.

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View all photos taken: Sunday, 1st June 2008, This photo: 5:50am

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  • said:
    Love the sky in this one Dave - very nice! The reflection in the water is also really cool.
  • cindytoo said:
    nice crisp photo David. great thirds.
    That Signma 10-20mm seems to have bad vertical transformation perspective. Have not seen buildings sloping-in so bad before.
  • David de Groot said:
    Turned out quite ok, I should correct for the distortion though - might do that and re-upload.
    It's actually got very well controlled distortion IF you keep it level. I specifically tilted it upwards to get more sky and place the horizon on a third, but this means the buildings get quite distorted. I might tool around with it in PS and fix it up, too tired right now though.
  • Vucko1000 said:
    that's nice
  • Jack High said:
    I think it works really well, it's a very dynamic image.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    And its not raw! :-)
    Nice work David :-)
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    Looks great! A dam sight better than i got this morning.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Ana :)
    Thanks Jack. Worth the early morning rise and the cold wind.
    True, complete in it's jpeggy goodness ;-)
    Did you get there nice and early ? We were there at 5:30am and by six the colour was getting fairly ho-hum.
  • Yorri¢k said:
    very nice dave
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks RIchard, was one of the few decent shots we got before the sky went all meh on us.
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    I got there about 5:15. I was down the other end with Gary and some other bloke. I got the nice light but as again had probs with focus with sigma or my eyes just not sure wich one yet.
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah this one was manually focused to the Infinity mark on the Sigma 10-20. I figured at that distance, at 10mm, f/5 focus wouldn't be too far off anyway.
  • ArtsySF said:
    FAVED! Amazing photo!