Happy Queensland Day

We toodled along to Government House to see the Governor and have a stroll around the gardens.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 6th June 2009, This photo: 11:29am

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  • Garry' said:
    Great capture David....I have heard about the opening and it's on my wish list as well.
    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Nice work Dave, very cool!
  • David de Groot said:
    Alas you're not allowed to take photos inside, which is a real shame as it's gorgeous. I could do some wonderful portrait sessions in there.
    very white ! I shot the Governor later during a speech, but she was standing in front of the building and under an awning, making for a difficult shooting environment.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Very posh!
  • jaclyn_teh2000 said:
    Wow..nice nice nice..
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, even more so inside, shame they wouldn't allow photos inside though.
  • smckittr said:
    Cool shot. The perspective is awesome.
    http://www.scottmckittrick.com/dashboard/ (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks - ultra-wide lens on a full frame camera :)
  • looby88 said:
    another white house !! does it have a portugese water dog in residence too ?
    interesting building....
    immaculate lawns
    now wouldnt it have been funny if a mole had dug up the lawns the night before..... perhaps you dont have moles
  • David de Groot said:
    hahaha no dogs at all that I could see.
    Quite a bit of history in this one too (well for us out here in the Colonies that is). Built in 1864 (I think) by a wealthy businessman (who soon became much less wealthy), then bought by an MLA and renovated 1872ish. He too ended up going bust, rented out a bit until the Government rented and later bought it for £10,000, whence it became the residence of the Governor of the colony (and later State).
    No moles here (well ok, there's a blind desert mole, but that's way out back).
  • Mitch Lahey said:
    Queensland Day... QLD has a Queensland Day?
    Brilliant color in the sky, and the white is beautiful. Well done David!
  • Out_and_About said:
    I saw the ad for this on TV and thought - "that looks like fun". However, my sister in law has had a baby and I spent the afternoon taking photos and having cuddles!
    Nice shot and the blue sky is amazing.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, it's the birth of Queensland as a self-governing colony.
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah yes, babies take precedence over outings ;-)
  • frednaut said:
    Woah - love the composition, colours, that sky....fantastic
  • David de Groot said:
    No polariser either - just the lovely colour reproduction of the 5DII and 17-40L :)
  • SkattyKat said:
    Beautiful & very sharp David
    (& I hope when you "shot" the Governor during her speach, it was "photographically shot", must admit I didn't notice anything in the news ....)
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe well you know, a professional rarely makes a fuss ;-)
  • Xenedis said:
    You must have been at the right elevation to capture this building such that the lens's axis was parallel to the ground.
  • David de Groot said:
    I did, of course, crop off the bottom ;-)
  • Panorama Paul said:
    Very nice shot David... I really love all the perfectly vertical verticals here... heh heh... I'm a bit of a fanatic when it comes to correcting lens-distortion! :)
  • David de Groot said:
    No correction here Paul, just kept the lens level and then cropped off the spurious foreground grass :)