The rest has been said in my previous four posts, but many have asked about the photo details. This one had:
Exposure time: 3.2 seconds
Focal length: 6mm
Max Aperture: 2.875
Vantage point: New Farm cliffs above Brisbane River Facing Story Bridge and City.
Might stop posting Riverfire shots now for a while and give you all something new. Post the rest later, to keep things fresh.
Thanks for stopping by.
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lomumo22 (323) 2007-09-07 2:23
Very good picture of great impact. The colors and the perfect reflections. Congratulations
edytungkal (4551) 2007-09-07 2:26
Wow... very nice and beautiful fire work picture, I like it alot..Matt. I like how you have freezed the fire work, like a painting on the air. Very well done, tfs
mikeo (12129) 2007-09-07 2:30
Really nice shot!
Beautiful colours, very good sharpness, nice POV. I like it a lot!
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-09-07 5:53
Great night picture with wonderful colours, light, reflexion and clarity!
KostasKon (0) 2007-09-07 5:56
Very beautiful night shot,
The colors are great, the POV is excellent and the sharpness is very good.
teutza (10590) 2007-09-07 6:02
i like it a lot!!thanks for the technical detailes too
partha (14020) 2007-09-07 6:45
Simply great shot.Full of joy . A bit underexpose may help.
abulafia (4900) 2007-09-07 9:18
This is quite spectacular! the exposure is quite good, the fireworks are like frozen on the sky.
happypoppeye (4819) 2007-09-07 16:03
Another great one Matthew...the wider version of "version III"...great composition, perfect exposure resulting in really nice color, sharp, detailed, complimentary framing, etc, etc. Honestly, I really have no nitpicks whatsoever (and that is rare) - even the bushes in the lower right don't bother me. They show you were "grounded" and don't protrude, or block any of the background.
mbasil (2129) 2007-09-07 19:34
WOw, that's lots of action in 3.2 seconds. But it's a prefect exposure because there are lots of details in everything, enough fireworks, and you've captured the boat well, too. I like the tight feel of this shot, too. Nicely done!
Davidwh (3662) 2007-09-08 5:16
A nice selection of images from this amazing event.So many fireworks in 30 mins eh.....must of been breathtaking if not a little deafening! Good exposure with no burning or unattractive shadows.Nicely saturated with good colour.....well done.
ChrisJ (111674) 2007-09-09 1:07
Framing is a bit tight for my taste, & the symmetry of the bridge span at right suffers as a result. But sharpness, colour, lighting & overall composition are superb. Tfs!
mesutilgim (94008) 2007-09-09 1:10
Almost like a surrealistic painting ! Great colors and very nice compo. And you really have managed this unusual shot. Good sharpness and very nice framing.
And have a nice weekend
MLINES (12516) 2007-09-09 1:59
Hi Matt, Another superb night photo of Brisbane River. This series is very colourful and everso clear. You have got those settings just right. Good to see. TFS. Murray.
gramma (3519) 2007-09-09 5:52
Very colored and impressive photography. I jus regret the sharpness is not much higher. Thanks for sharing !
crisnique (857) 2007-09-10 13:16
Great night postard! Perfect timing and exposure (thanks for the photo details).
Greetings from Italy.
Loic_bzh (7646) 2007-09-11 4:25
nice night shot, with a beautifful firework over the bridge. TFS!
macondo (19451) 2007-09-12 6:43
Hello Matthew. Just caught up with this one. Superb night/fireworks shot on long exposure. The vantage point is really good and you did well to catch the boat in its position. It can't have been moving very fast with a 3 second exposure! Unlike Chris, I like the tight crop.
robertosalguero (284) 2007-09-19 21:47
Too nice. I have never been anle to capture fireworks this way. You did a very nice job with the colours and sharpness. The view is excellent with the bridge becoming a strong focal point in the image. Nice one Matt.
triptych2003 (1534) 2007-09-20 4:00
this is probably your best shot of this event. may not be my favourite, but i think composition and result-wise, it's my pick. i was on my way to kangaroo point for this event but when met with the number of people going, i abandoned my mission and went home to catch up on some much needed sleep. well done, though...
batalay (38553) 2007-09-20 19:42
I've thoroughly enjoyed your Riverfire series. In Providence, Rhode Island, where my son lives, they too have Riverfire celebrations, but I had no idea that it was practiced down under. Have a good weekend,
rcrick (346) 2007-09-24 20:44
Hey Matthew, great work mate on all these images, just stunning, excellent POV with excellent detail, really nice work :) Cheers Rick
jmcl (14535) 2007-10-20 10:02
Wonderful moment .. very nice scene .. great exposure and control of this wide range of light ..
toni_al (15875) 2007-11-15 15:14
Quel festival des couleurs, une belle image et une belle serie sur ces feux d'artifice.Tu as choisi un très bon point de vue.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2007-11-18 2:50
Wonderful capture of the fireworks, perfect exposure, great detailing.
With Greetings from India
hamperium (279) 2007-12-09 2:53
im impressed by this shot
so sharp and there is a lot of activit within the frame
wishlist (4133) 2007-12-17 13:06
Beautiful night shot here Matthew,
compo works very well with all the fireworks giving a nice effect to the whole lot. Good choice to include the boat in the foreground for the perspective.
Well done and thanks for sharing it!
fotohadi (2967) 2007-12-18 5:59
Hi Matthew,grreat nice picture with wonderful colors,very good shahpness,well done.Hadi
sergio_leitao7 (1325) 2007-12-19 11:40
Hello, i'm a very big fan of firework, live and on photography... this is very clear and with a great foreground... you really did a great job, this must have been a huge event. Cheers Sergio Leitao
marietom (34609) 2007-12-26 1:16
Belle image, jolies lumières et couleurs.
Signal-Womb (13048) 2007-12-31 12:39
Hi Matthew, what a fantastic night capture this is. I believe you timed the shot well with the foreground boat which strengthens the composition. Very nice work..
corniste (4280) 2008-01-07 11:54
Wonderful festive ambiance! Great colors!
- Copyright: Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) (5934)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-09-01
- Categories: Festivals
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Feu d'artifice & monuments..., Brisbane Riverfire 2007!, Collection [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-09-07 2:19