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
It doesn’t get any better than this. It’s a glorious day in Brisbane today with not a cloud in sight. Ok maybe a one or two 🙂
“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton
The beautiful Story Bridge, Brisbane.
Last week was the 75th Anniversary of the Story Bridge here in Brisbane. The bridge was lit up for the celebrations and the multi-coloured sequence came on every 30 minutes and lasted for 5 minutes each time. It was difficult to capture the scrolling lights so I hung around for an hour and a half on a cold windy night trying to capture it. That gave me three attempts and unfortunately I wasn’t successful in capturing it because of the scrolling/moving lights. In the end I frantically flicked it over to auto and managed to capture it in the very last photo I took before it stopped again. Disappointing but the ones without the scrolling lights turned out pretty good. After all this is one of my favourite subjects.
Here are some shots of my beautiful city taken from Holman Street, Kangaroo Point.
The Story Bridge taken from Holman Street
A wider view of the Story Bridge
City views taken from Holman Street
Customs House cloaked by newer buildings
Entrance to the Holman Street jetty
Holman Street jetty
This is one that I took last year and since I’ve become a big fan of black and white’s, I thought I would reedit it 🙂
My submission to this week’s Monochrome Madness feature on Leanne Cole Photography’sBlog.
The red building you see is The Treasury building which once housed public offices. It was was erected in three stages between 1886 and 1928. Since 1995, the refurbished building has housed the Conrad Treasury Casino, contrasting the once political orientation of the building to one full of entertainment. Like The Story Bridge, it is fitted with changing coloured LED lighting.
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.