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Ferris Wheel at Southbank in full light against the black night sky, Brisbane City, Australia

Ferris Wheel at Southbank in full light against the black night sky, Brisbane City, Australia
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Vash01Photo December 28, 2022
Congratulations on winning my challenge Wheel of any kind.
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catherinethompson December 28, 2022
Thank you. Much appreciated and pleased you liked it. 😊
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kurtsnyder December 29, 2022
Congratulations Catherine on yrou challenge win! Nice shot! Kurt
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catherinethompson December 29, 2022
Thanks very much. Was such a clear night when I took this shot. 😊
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Southbank in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in late Winter.
Time
It was a very dark night and the ferris wheel was highlighted by lights shining from below and stood out so well against the black sky. I took this shot just before I left Southbank at 9.45pm.
Lighting
The lighting was all from lights beneath shining up on the ferris wheel and buildings which made it stand out against the dark night sky.
Equipment
I was using my Canon PowerShot SX530 HS when this photo was taken and it was hand held. 4.3mm f3/4 1/20sec ISO 400
Inspiration
I just saw this fabulous image of the ferris wheel and moved around to capture this particular image. I liked the way the buildings also were ablaze with light and there were people walking towards the ride. It is a great memory of my time in Brisbane and Southbank was a wonderful draw card with its vibrancy and night life beside the Brisbane River. I took the shot crouched down and looking upwards.
Editing
Yes the particular image has been photoshopped to Black and White as the original was in color. However, I felt the small amount of color was not in fact enhancing the image so changed to Black and White.
In my camera bag
I always have two cameras with me, currently a Canon PowerShot SX60 HS and my larger Nikon Coolpix P950. I carry these cameras as they are lighter and I have difficulty lifting heavier cameras and lenses. I like the zoom features on both, the macro and of course my favorite feature on the Nikon, Bird setting. I take many bird photos and paint from these images. I also have attached to one of these cameras my monopod for easy setting up, dropping and locking. Also in the bag are spare batteries for each. I detest finding that great shot and then the camera running out of battery at that exact time. Learned that lesson the hard way. Now always carry spares.
Feedback
I would say just walk around at night until an image inspires you to take a shot. Then position yourself in various spots around the area and take different perspectives of the subject you like. This particular capture was one of many I took that night, however, this angle is the one that drew my eye when selecting a shot to load to Viewbug. I like the subject and perspective with the ferris wheel behind the buildings and the wheel on a slight angle giving me a sense of movement.

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