Guess Where - Brisbane

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 17th July 2007, This photo: 1:55pm

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  • beachut (John) said:
    looks like something that would be done around newfarm, but I dont really know
  • David de Groot said:
    Nope not Newfarm.
  • mike costolo said:
    I won't even try to guess. But did you paint that?

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Not I Mike, just found it on my wanderings yesterday.
  • Floating Imitations said:
    Interesting alcove. It looks like it could be a bus stop or window display.

    I'm surprised this is shot at a 10 mm focal length. Can I ask how close you were and if you did any geometric corrections using software (like DxO)? (The Sigma 10-20mm is a lens I might like to get. I only wish it could go to f/1.4 like the Sigma 30mm for handheld night shooting.)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep 10 mm it is. I was only a couple of metres away from it (probably no more than 2m). This shot is straight from the camera, no adjustments at all (bar what Lightroom does by default on import).

    It's quite an interesting lens. Providing you remain dead level, the distortions are well controlled. If you deviate from level though, you can get some very interesting distortions.
    An version that did f/2.8 or better would be awesome, preferably with a constant aperture zoom, but I guess the size and weight would be quite unruly at these focal lengths.
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    Hmm. Must get me a wider angle lens.
    I love street art you guys find in Brisbane.
  • David de Groot said:
    I can definitely recommend the Sigma 10-20, Andrew. It's really quite sharp (more so than I thought it was going to be), and a lot cheaper than the Canon 10-22.
    The build quality is quite solid, and the zoom and focus rings well dampened.
  • David de Groot said:
    HINT: It's in the city, but just outside the central area, heading northish...
  • neroli_nz said:
    Lutwyche Road?
  • David de Groot said:
    Nope, much closer to the city (walking distance to the CBD)
  • keith_h said:
    I'd only be guessing, but - how about between the city and Spring Hill, say along Upper Edward Street somewhere.
  • David de Groot said:
    Partly correct. Not on Upper Edward though. :)
  • keith_h said:
    Yep, went walking there today. I now know where it is not and I'll be on patrol around there again tomorrow.
  • heidi_K said:
    Is it near story bridge?
  • David de Groot said:
    Nope, go up hill...
  • keith_h said:
    I'll be tramping around Spring Hill tomorrow then.
  • keith_h said:
    Quartered the block from Little Edward, Wharf and Leichardt without success. Care to toss me another clue?
  • David de Groot said:
    North of the Train, South of the Boundary, SE of the Explorer. Easier to spot going down than up.

    How's that ?
  • keith_h said:
    Should be enough. Thanks.
  • keith_h said:
    This is... (drumroll) the loading bay door of a building facing Wharf Street close to 121 Wharf Street. It is in a lane off Wharf Street. Hence I suspect your comment on Rich Lane and the other mysteries of Wharf Street.

    Going to lie down now... very tired from all the walking.
  • David de Groot said:
    My notes say in an alley directly opposite Astor Terrace (Which Google Maps calls Carrol Lane, but it's not sign-posted iirc). But all the same I reckon you've got it, a determined effort for sure :)
  • keith_h said:
    I walked right past it last week you know. I wasn't even aware the lane was there until today and I came in off Bowen Street.
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah I've not been right through the lane to Bowen St, I'll have to do that at some stage, just to see what's there.