I am not entirely sure how this image will be received; perhaps it will be criticized for lack of originality, or praised for allowing an insight into one of Australia’s most impressive structures.
One thing is for sure, the Q1 tower on Queensland’s Gold Coast is an awesome sight. During construction, the beachgoers on Surfers Paradise Beach would stretch their necks and shield their eyes, looking upwards at this huge residential tower, the tallest living space in the world!
Q1 is 323metres tall at the spire, making it equal to the Eiffel Tower/Chrysler Building for some comparative scale. It remains Australia’s tallest structure when measured to the tip, just tipping out Centrepoint tower in Sydney.
Frequently stuck by lightning, Q1 has been known to receive up to 10 direct hits in the one storm. Who said it never hits the same place twice.
The observation deck on the 77th floor is a must see for travellers to the Gold Coast, the Southern Hemisphere's only beachside observation deck.
Next post I will show some interesting shots from the Gold Coast Hinterland, and Northern New South Wales, the ‘Green behind the Gold’.
Q1 = Queensland Number One
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lilimih33 (9912) 2007-04-04 20:25
Very interesting tower!
Nice colours and good light and clarity!
triptych2003 (1534) 2007-04-04 21:23
i reckon this should be ok. i wouldn't worry about it in terms of points or opinions, as long as you are happy with it, it's all good. and you should be happy too. it's a good perspective. the narrow width is unique, not seen often, which is awesome. i like the buildings on either side of the q1 too, it gives a good sense of height and comparison. don't forget that if you want to go to the observation deck, it costs $20!... if you have that kind of money i guess..
InasiaJones (31438) 2007-04-05 2:48
As an architecture amateur, I can only applaud to be able to see this impressive structure. Your shot is perfectly executed and looks like a promotional image we see on brochures.
I always taught that Australia were very imaginative concerning modern skyscrapers, maybe like Tokyo. Your photo is a proof of australian edge in building design.
Excellent light, pure colours and cool framing.
glitch (761) 2007-04-05 6:33
Nice shot, great blue gradient in the sky providing a nice backdrop for these buildings - I believe you made the crop just right for this unusual narrow orientation - certainly emphasises the height of the building.
joeydrops (2655) 2007-04-05 6:50
Great shot of the world's tallest residential tower. The POV is superb and I really like the very narrow vertical format. The clarity and colours are wonderful. I especially like the contrast of the Q1 tower with the lovely blue sky. Good composition and framing. Well captured!
Here's a shot of the Q1 tower being struck by lightning :)
batalay (34765) 2007-04-05 7:14
I like this shot very much. The narrow vertical format accentuates the verticality of the building, and the intense blue of the sky provides an effective backdrop.
This is an amazing site, when we are located at diametrically opposite points on the earth (Fredericksburg, Virginia is 12,800 km below your feet), and can communicate — an indeed see each others' words. Your note is highly informative also,
mattosborne (85) 2007-04-05 12:19
Thats a cool one Matt, long live Australia:)
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-04-07 0:22
I think it is really beautiful and I would like to see a big print of it. You managed well a good blue tower against a blue sky. The slim vertical composition? What else could you do with a 323m tall tower? Well done.
irimi (890) 2007-04-27 4:08
As a first thing I should say that I loved the vertical panoramic format. Very nice architecture contrasting with deep blue sky. Excellent exposure and composition. Well done.