Brisbane was the first (and last) Australian town I visited and and I was there three times. First, I came by plane from Dubai and waited in the airport for the flight to Darwin. Then I came for a short stay between Sydney and Hervey Bay. And finally, I spent the whole day before my return flight.
Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of 2.2 million,urban conurbation, centered on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3 million. The Brisbane central business district is situated inside a bend of the Brisbane River. The demonym of Brisbane is Brisbanite.
Brisbane is named after the river on which it sits, which in turn was named after Scotsman Sir Thomas Brisbane, the Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825. The Australian were not specially inventive!
I think there are three Brisbanites on TE - Chris, Justin and Matthew. I haven't met any of them :(. They are not so active showing their home town as Sydneysiders or Melbournians.
There are many high skyscapers in CBD and other are built. I was fascinated to see the workers hanging very high on thin red line. In WS the whole building and close up.
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finlay (1545) 2013-05-28 2:25
The skyscraper makes a graphical capture. The workers abseiling down the building provide extra interest as well as very good indication of scale. Their job wouldn't be for me though. I don't have head for these kind of heights I am afraid! Well done.
ChrisJ (91404) 2013-05-28 4:06
One from home! Effective tight framing on the skyscraper with good sharpness and aptly titled with the red harness ropes for the window cleaners. Outstanding graphism and a good pov. I like the horizontal lines at left contrasting against the vertical lines at right. Tfs!
tedesse (24008) 2013-05-28 4:39
Ledwo widoczny ludzie pajaki myjacy okna.
Interesujacy POV, dobra ostrosc.
Royaldevon (21665) 2013-05-28 5:10
This is a great shot, from the tightness of the crop to the sharpness of the exposure. You have made the contrasting horizontal and vertical lines into a pleasing pattern. The navy and white border is a good addition.
My warm regards,
Noel_Byrne (13688) 2013-05-28 5:28
Brilliant architectural vision, this is a really eye catching and unique way to present this building. I love how you filled the frame entirely, and we can get a great idea of scale with the workers hanging off the side. Not a job I would envy!
timecapturer (37414) 2013-05-28 5:35
great study of these "men at work" (famous Australian Group from long ago). Looks decidedly precarious and you have captured that impression so perfectly. An image full of wonderful symmetry and contrasting lines. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
burraburra (1219) 2013-05-28 5:51
Excellent graphic framing.
I like the white horizontal/veticle lines.
Great presentation Malgo.
Sergiom (45888) 2013-05-28 6:04
C'est tout un métier que d'être laveur de vitre de gratte ciel. C'est bien pour dire que l'on ne tient que par un fil. Lorsqu'il est rouge, c'est excellent pour la photographe.
carlo62 (19759) 2013-05-28 12:27
dalla miniatura non capivo il riferimento al rosso, adesso si vede molto bene.
Bello scatto, molto particolare, l'architettura costituisce un gioco di linee splendide, il resto della scena è una ciliegina sulla torta.
adidas5nb (2967) 2013-05-28 21:39
now that is one interesting capture.love the frame.really nicely seen and thought out.the graphical nature of the pic with all those lines and curves is so attractive.and the workers do add up interest showing how huge the building is.
jjcordier (67602) 2013-05-28 23:20
Vision serrée très graphique de cette tour. J'aime aussi la vue générale et me dit que j'aurais eu bien du mal à faire ce métier de laveur de vitres là bas!Trois très bonnes photos.
jemaflor (74370) 2013-05-29 11:07
Interesting result with this modern architecture, good graphical shot and perfect presentation with these "small" mes at work, well made.
tyro (15831) 2013-05-29 16:18
Oh dear, what a shame that you did not manage to meet up with any "Brisbanite" TE members.
But you have provided a wonderful photograph of this tall building - just the sort of building that Craig would love! And those thin red ropes with the two yellow-clad maintenance guys way up high really hold the whole composition of this shot together perfectly.
Excellent vertical composition, good light and colours and excellent sharpness.
ifege (9913) 2013-05-29 23:48
Hi Malgo - well spotted and well taken - quite dramatic.
Romano46 (11915) 2013-05-30 5:37
stupendo questo gioco grafico che hai colto in questo frammento di grattacielo.
Non solo è piacevole l'alternarsi di linee verticali ed orizzontali, ma anche l'alternarsi di colore che riesce a dare un particolare aspetto al soggetto.
Il taglio verticale ed allungato - poi - è quello giusto ed è riuscito appieno a rendere al massimo la particolare bellezza del soggetto.
Ciao e buona giornata
kasianowak (3474) 2013-05-31 23:32
Swietnie uchwycony moment i bardzo dobry tytul! Calosc graficzna i ciekawie skomponowana.
Matthew-Watt (6037) 2013-06-03 6:49
Glad to see you had a few encounters with Brisbane. A great, bold image here of one of the new big buildings, the Infinity Tower. I hope you enjoyed your time in the city and Australia in general and that the weather was good for you. It seems like you visited many iconic and diverse places on your trip. A great photo!
worldcitizen (5687) 2013-06-23 9:30
Modern architecture can create some fascinating shots, and this one is great. I like the contrast between vertical and horizontal lines, and the close view and tight crop. The thin, red lines and yellow jackets of the workers add a splash of color to the scene.