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photoblog image Brisbane city downtown #2

Brisbane city downtown #2

Similar shot to my post of 14 sept. i changed the raw files white balance settings to tungsten here. As they say in the IRON CHEF "bring it on ... bang a gong".

Brisbane city downtown #2

Similar shot to my post of 14 sept. i changed the raw files white balance settings to tungsten here. As they say in the IRON CHEF "bring it on ... bang a gong".

comments (17)

  • flag'
  • France
  • 18 Sep 2006, 00:04
Very nice shot. Just a little inclinaison, am I wrong ?
nev: Spot on flag. well spotted. I was hoping i could get a few more comments in before someone noticed but you get my gold star. In cs2 you can use the straighten tool on the raw files but i do not have it at home and thought i would just post it and see what happened. i could have transofrmed it but wanted to go to bed. thanks for your comments.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Sep 2006, 00:32
Just yet another boring evening in Brizzy!! Hey Nev, what can I say the colours are sublime, really well spotted and captured. Mal
nev: thanks mal. you could have also mentioned the leaning city of brisbane so thanks for your discretion.
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Sep 2006, 00:54
Just back for another look. Yes dead right, your getting sloppy - stop it immediately, maybe the nail slipped!! Mal
nev: As that US conservative actor/body builder come governor would have said in a action phtography movie if he was taking the shot. "stop fooling around sully, dis is my weak eye". note to self - stop nailing camera to tree.
hey nev,

spectacular! honestly, the shot looks wildly surreal...the ships, the mirror-like effect of the water, the reflection of the colors in the water, and the buildings. i think the glow of the lights really add to this surreal feel. excellent shot!
nev: Thanks Nicole. I'm glad you liked it.
Great shot, a lil tilted tho..i maybe thinking of the wrong song....but isnt it "get it a gong"?
nev: Yanik i believe the song from T-REX had 'bang a gong, get it on'. The japanese cooking show which has overdubbed american voices "The iron chef" and is called like a sports event, at the beginning of each show when they have selected the competition ingredient they say" bring it onnnnn, bang a gong" If you have not seen the iron chef and like cooking shows track it down on the net. It is well worth it. If you enjoyed what the bbc did for 'monkey magic' then you would like the iron chef. As for the tilt, it is global warming and brisbane is sinking.
  • sk
  • UK
  • 18 Sep 2006, 06:33
lovely lovely night photography, the changing of WB really adds a bang to the shot.
nev: thank you asiko. its not quite blade runner but makes it look a little futuristic.
One word Nev, lovely
nev: cheers
Hi nev,
really beautiful
nev: thanks for that
  • chris p
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Sep 2006, 14:43
Love the colours in the reflections, nice one Nev.
nev: thanks chris
I like your night shots - hobart doesn't have many tall buildings to do shots like these ones smile
nev: thanks prism. your harbour shot was sweet. have you deleted some peope shots from your archive.
I like this night shot, quite timely, I am swatting up technique at the moment with a view to taking some myself. Any hints?

In night shots I love the way the camera captures things you can not see with the naked eye.
nev: Alistair this is only new for me too so i am just a nightstalking novice also. things like star circles amaze me and in the past i have only left the shutter open for about as long as 10 minutes. need to try that again though. here is what i have learned so far. Shoot in raw as it gives you so many more options post processing particularly with exposure etc. Use a good tripod. Mine is ok but i have been eyeing off some big stable ones. You notice it more if you have a 300 mm lens like i did above. see steves comment below about spirit level. It is spot on. I use a wireless remote for the shots. was worth its weight in gold as i don't have to touch the camera once in focus. If you have a lens hood use it. I dont have one and would often have to try and use my body to block ambient light. I have found sometimes shooting at maximum aperture is not ideal. In some of this series of shots there were street lights in the foreground and at maximum aperture they were giving lens flares and blowouts. I was doing all focussing manually and starting at certain certain shutterspeed and slowing increasing in 5 second increments. I sort of like shooting around 20 - 30 seconds as it gives a chance for things to happen. Jump in a give it a go. it is so rewarding when you get some right. these shots probably only took as much as a half an hour because i took about 20- 30 of them. (also i am not scared any more). You shoot with a 20d? is has mirror lock. Use it. I have not yet used the dodgy russian firmware hack which allows my 300d to use mirror lock. i am slowly getting the courage. good luck and looking forward to seeing a few soon.
  • Diya
  • Switzerland
  • 18 Sep 2006, 16:57
This is another astonishing night shot; it is hard for me to find words to express myself…just brilliant, I love this shot

nev: I appreciate your kind words diya
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Sep 2006, 18:22
the quintessential night shot....8.25/10
nev: cr=8.25 + 9.5/10 wow. thanks for that samarth
This is a great shot, really great !!!! keep on going my friend !
nev: thanks frederic always appreciate your comments
  • Steve
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Sep 2006, 21:54
Nice shot Nev. Love the clarity of the lighting, good exposure too. I knew those boats were going to be good. Did you shoot this the same time as the other one, or did you go back again? PS. I recommend a spirit level and a torch smile smile
nev: cheers steve. I did shoot this at the same time i shot the other one. If i go back again it will be a shot at the bottom of the cliffs so i capture more of the water and boats from ground level. As for the spirit level i hear ya brother, i definately need one of those and i think i 'll be adding one to the photobag soon.
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Sep 2006, 22:00
Very lovely. Still can't decide between the two of them which is best. Love them both smile
nev: deji i am in two minds as well. Amazing how a change in whitebalance can have such a different effect.
  • Peter
  • Australia
  • 15 Nov 2006, 01:07
this is a great photo!! where abouts did you take it from??? Love the boats in the light from the city, i would maybe cut the tug off at thet bottom because it draws the attention away from the photo.
nev: Very valid point about the ferry at the bottom. At the time i left it in as i liked the movement but i agree it wrestles your eye away from the main focus. thanks for your comments pete and hope you get tempted to post a few. Oh yeah this is from above the kangaroo point cliffs.

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