Sunday, 4th February was World Cancer Day and Brisbane joined other major cities across the globe to paint the world orange and blue and what a wonderful display it was. My photo, shot for ICON Group, made the header and top of the page of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the Landmark Lighting Report. What an honour! Other submissions included the Empire State Building; Niagara Falls; Petra, Jordan; Italy; Switzerland and many more.
There were other photographers about as people occupied picnic tables and blankets at Wilson’s Outlook; a magnificent spot to enjoy dinner with a view. A black curtain languished behind the city buildings and I thought we’d get a downpour but the clouds eventually lifted, and once again the Story Bridge shone brightly sending a positive message to the world.
It was a fun shoot and an absolute privilege to be a part of this great worldwide event. Visit the UICC page and see all the World Cancer Day photos here
Our beautiful Story Bridge at night.
The Story Bridge is an iconic Brisbane landmark and connects The Valley to Kangaroo Point. Construction of the bridge began in 1935 and it was opened in 1940. It is named after a prominent public servant, John Douglas Story.
It was recently fitted with LED lighting which are brighter, easier to maintain and use less energy. The colours change weekly and “include a wider range of colours and dynamic lighting options that have been on show in blue to mark the recent royal birth, in red, white and blue to welcome sailors from the USS George Washington, and other hues for charitable groups such as Blue Care and Hannah’s Choice”. The new lights will produce virtually any colour.
I’ve always admired street photography but it’s something I’ve shied away from. Taking photos of people in public places in Australia is permitted, however I feel like I’m invading peoples’ privacy so I don’t normally do it. Here are my first ever street photos which I took a couple of weekends back. I tried not to be invasive.
Watching the World Go By
A Stroll in the City