Monday, January 27, 2014

Perth lights up.. from behind!



I've often wondered what it would be like to take photos of Skyworks from behind the city skyscrapers instead of in front along the river. In past years we've always made the mad dash down to get a good spot along the foreshore amongst the many thousands of Perthites who have the same idea.. this year with the construction (?) of Elizabeth Quay space would be tight! Not a fan of tight space :) Aimee and I decided this was the year to try out the reverse option and these shots were taken from the 13th floor of One40William looking over Hay St. and St. Georges Terrace towards Riverside Drive and the Swan River. Not my best firework shots but I kind of like the 'deserted city' viewpoint and... no other people, that was niiiiice! Hope you're having a good weekend, it's a holiday today here in Australia, so big catch up :) Take care and stay safe.....


39 comments:

  1. I think these are great shots and it sure beats tackling those huge crowds. I love all the buildings in the the foreground. It really has that big city feel.

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  2. What fantastic captures, Grace!! The next best thing to being there myself!! A big city feel it does have indeed! Hope you've had a great weekend and great week ahead!! Enjoy!!!

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  3. Oh Wow, you nailed that ! What a good idea, it is almost to where fireworks photos are boring but you succeeded in making them interesting and relevant to your city.

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  4. Very nice. Great timing on getting the bursts. Next year you need to go atop the tall building and shoot watching from above.

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  5. I think you made the right decission, the photos are stunning from this point of view! A happy Australia day too.

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  6. Way beyond my bedtime! Glad to just see the pictures. :-)

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  7. Your unique perspective produced wonderful cityscapes with firework backdrop. Well done.

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  8. Oh... wow!
    Fantastic captures, Grace, really !!!

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  9. I love the fireworks behind and between the buildings, Grace! Have a nice holiday day.

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  10. Fantastic pictures, Gracie! It's very hard to photograph fireworks, and you did a great job!

    Happy Australia Day and enjoy your holiday!

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  11. That's a real riot! These are simply fabulous Grace!

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  12. That was a great idea! Isn't it nice when a plan comes together and works out? Fantastic idea!

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  13. A good option, T don't like crowds either. The firework shots are fabulous and makes the city look good.

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  14. Well done. Capturing fireworks is not always easy.

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  15. I'm not a fan of tight spaces, either...but these photos are truly spectacular! I love skyline photos, especially taken at night.

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  16. You caught the fireworks well. You must have found the fireworks setting on your camera. Well, I suspect that might be beneath your dignity.

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  17. These are fabulous, Grace! Well done. When I was in Ohio, my office was on the top floor of a skyscraper along a river, where the fireworks were shot off. We always opened the offices to employees and their families, so they could see them from way up high. I hated it! You could see the fireworks but couldn't hear them. After watching them from inside one year, all future years I let others use my office while I went outside and watched them from ground level in the middle of the crowd.

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  18. The city in the foreground adds to the scene even if they are blocking some of the bursts.
    I still haven't mastered good fireworks shots.

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  19. Specky shots, did you have the radio on? Rocking music!! As I do when I get that little bit older, I watched it in TV. Can't believe Skyworks has been going for 30 years!

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  20. Looks like it was a great fireworks show.

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  21. A spectacular result, but it could lead you to think that Perth has become the setting for a Japanese monster movie.

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  22. Lovely idea and a different perspective of Skyworks. We went to Fremantle, but I must say they are a bit shabby compared to the Perth ones.

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  23. fun shots!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    > < } } ( ° >
    =^..^= <3

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  24. Brilliant shots Grace. Bravo for thinking of the composition and double bravo for capturing them so well. Cheers J.

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  25. Excellent choice of viewpoint. Somehow it reminds me of when I was three years old and watched the fireworks being let off in the garden from the safety of the kitchen window - I didn't like the bangs back then!

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  26. wow Grace,
    very nice, bot the skyline of the city and the fireworks... well done, ciao

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  27. Terrific! If this is not the best shots of the fireworks, I'd like to see them. . .I certainly could not top these!!

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  28. I think you are in the perfect spot!

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  29. Very good shots in the circumstances!

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  30. These are wonderful. My favorite is the long view in the first photo! Great job! Ka-boom!

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  31. Definitely!!! Great shots!!! I love the city lights in the foreground with the fireworks in the background!!!

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  32. I love the city lights also. So bright. Magnificent.

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