Fire Hydrant

on Boundary St,

West End,


Post processed with Lightroom and the 300 v1 preset for a more grungy look.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 1st December 2007, This photo: 4:15pm

Previous Photo: Seven


  • -spam- said:
    very very nice. hadnt even seen the hydrant while we were there. was too busy taking photos of things in the gutter haha
  • said:
    ooohhh - I really like this. Nicely done.
  • usa.paul said:
    Great shot, David! I love the distortion. The vignetting and desaturation really sets the mood! Good pick for a subject.

    It's funny how architecture is starting to look the same wherever you go. Before I read the location, I thought for sure this was Boulder, Colorado.

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  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe Yeah this was on our side of the road at the spot where those two smart cars were parked opposite (camera right).

    Thanks Michelle :)

    Yeah I'm happy with the post-process technique on this one. The original wasn't bad either. As for architecture, cities tend to be fairly similar in parts. As a while they can be quite different, but you're fairly likely (in the "western" world) to find similarities wherever you go.
  • .steve.t said:
    Given that a lot of urban furniture was imported, or at some point locally manufactured from a licensed design, yes, a certain sameness in all cities. This part of town is dominated by the milk factory and buildings from fifties and sixties. And then there's the new stuff, like the building at the far left, a marker of Brisbane as a tourist destination.
  • yinyang said:
    nice treatment David :-)
  • ronnietan said:
    love the perspective wide angles have :O great shot
  • James Ottaway said:
    Dave and his Sigma 10-20... Nice shot mate.

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • the_smileyfish said:
    Nice work
  • petepothole said:
    Dogs in West end will love this!
  • petepothole said:
    And Beahuts & my cousin lives on Paris st there!
  • Louise. said:
    I love this David.
    Have you got some more from the meetup?
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Albert. Didn't see you at the meet yesterday.

    Indeed, it's the other great use of wide angle lenses.

    Thanks James. The meet was almost exclusively Canon btw, with two 400d's, a 20d, a 30d, a 350d, an S2 IS and an A5 zoom. Steve brought a Bessa R3a rangefinder and Heidi had her Sony Compact.


    Glad you like it.

    Thanks Louise, definitely a big reception for this one :) I've got a few more decent shots from the meet (and a pile of awful ones), some of which I'll post in the next few days.
  • yinyang said:
    J was coming down with something yesterday - didn't want to risk her getting worse, or someone else getting it!

    sounds like y'all had fun :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Fair enough Albert, we definitely don't need to be catching anything at this time of year.