Brisbane City. Queensland. Australia.

I didn’t know what to call this. That big green mirror glass building stands out like a sore thumb……. so “Sore Thumb” it is. This image was taken around 15 mins after “A Time to Reflect” , the wind had picked up and the glamour had dissappeared.
I wanted to get an image that showed the crazy colours in the sky and the real colour of the Brisbane River. The two really gelled together and created the coolest looking earthy city scape.
This is an 18 shot panorama. 6 portrait frame images with 3 exposures for each. (-2,0,+2). Blended in Photomatix to create the HDRand then stitched in Photoshop CS5. Little bit of Topaz Adjust filter and Unsharp Mask to the background layer.

Canon EOS 450D
Canon EF-S 15-85mm
Nodal Ninja MKIII
Hitech GND 0.9 Filter
Hitech GND 0.6 Filter
Kenko CPL Filter

Featured in Amateur Photographers 22 / 01 / 2012
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Featured in HDRI 25 / 01 / 2012
Featured in Australian Capital Cities 05 / 02 / 2012


brisbane, city, cityscape, jetty, hdr, buildings, queensland, qld, canon, photomatix, panorama, river, topaz


  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture well done.

  • Thanks so much Julie, glad you like it. I was a little uncertain with this one to be honest.

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Lovely image!

  • Many thanks Mom, always appreciated :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Shannon Rogers
    Shannon Rogersover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture mate, I bet ya can’t wait to get around and get the Lights of Sydney :)

  • Thanks very much Shannon. I have been checking out as many vantage points as possible mate. Found some absolute rippers on flickr. Will shoot you some links – coogee baths looks awesome :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Ian Beattie
    Ian Beattieover 2 years ago

    Awesome, congrats

  • Thanks mate , really appreciate the feedback. Cheers :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • sunscapes
    sunscapesover 2 years ago

    Wow Max this is absolutely beautiful!! I love it, it is soooooooooooo moody!!!

  • I am so happy that you like this one Simone. I really liked it, but wasn’t sure if it was something that would only appeal to me. See you in a few weeks :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • emajgen
    emajgenover 2 years ago

    Like the softened feel of this one!

  • Thanks very much Emajgen, it does have a cool softened vibe about it hey! Cheers :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 2 years ago

    brilliant, you sure showed the colours of all! A mighty effort, hope it’s in the Queensland group :)

  • Hi Jenny. Thanks very much for your comment. Just about to put it in some groups. Cheers :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • kevin chippindall
    kevin chippindallover 2 years ago

    mate this awesome love it ……………………. cheers kev

  • Thanks very much mate for the great feedback, really appreciate it :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Shane Pinder
    Shane Pinderover 2 years ago

    Fabulous capture!

  • Thanks very much Shane, appreciate your visit and comment :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 2 years ago

    Nice work Maxwell.

  • Thank you very much Bob, appeciate your comment :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

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