Brisbane on a rainy night

Hazy and noisy, but I managed to get the light from Stefan's needle. Alas, no storm or lightning, just light sprinkly rain.

View all photos taken: Friday, 4th September 2009, This photo: 10:24pm

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  • Xenedis said:
    Heh. Lea told me you'd probably gone to Mt Coot-tha.
    Nice image. Love the blue beam.
  • David de Groot said:
    Quite a powerful beam too, I saw it reflected on the clouds in Samford valley before getting anywhere near it.
  • chooks! said:
    Nicely done David.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Tim. Less than ideal shooting conditions, but at least the haze from the light rain made the beam visible.
  • accesser said:
    A good alternative to the storm shots that's one powerful light, I just happened to be at the needle the day they took it down for repair good to see it up and going again.
  • Jack High said:
    Looks great large, the beam goes all the way to the top of the image.
    What's the beam for?
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, it's powerful alright, saw it in Samford on the way in!
    It's purely a folly Jack. Originally built for Expo'88, Stefan (a well known hairdresser in Brissie), bought it and moved it to his salon headquarters. A few years back it caught fire and was out of action, but recently he's refurbished it and it's up and running again.
  • Madiator said:
    Wow the ray of light visible here is awesome!
    Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )
  • cookie_c73 said:
    Pity you didn't manage to get any lightning. I saw on Twitter you were up there and almost joined you (not that you know who I am anyway!).
    Good to see you still got a decent shot from the outing. Nice work with the needle!
  • SkattyKat said:
    Nice one Dave - better than coming away with nothing !
  • David de Groot said:
    I wondered if I'd run in to anyone up there ;-)
    Quite so Kath :)
    We're planning to hit O'Reilly's tomorrow (Lamington National Park).
  • Grauniad2 said:
    Impressive shot. Why did you use short exposure and high ISO instead of v.v. if you were concerned about noise? Because the Stefan beam was moving?
  • Wansbeck Wanderer said:
    Wonderful capture
  • David de Groot said:
    Got it in one Rodney. A proper exposure at iso100 was about 25-30 secs, so no beam as it does a full arc in that time, thus short exposure was necessary.
    Thanks :)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    its a pretty fairy-light cityscape :-)
  • ajilhamzah said:
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks David. :)
    ajilhamzah - Thanks!
  • lakhesis said:
    I just noticed last week the skyneedle light was on again. That's a beautiful capture of it.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    It can definitely be seen a fair way away, but it hard to photograph ;-)