Woody Point Pano by Mel Brackstone


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This is a 6 shot pano of the massive storm front that crossed Bramble Bay, Brisbane at around 4pm, Monday 21st Feb, 2011.

Canon 5D Mk II, 16-35mm at 35mm, f/9, 1/5", ISO 200, tripod, cable release, hand held Lee ND grad 0.9, Singh Ray warming polariser.

I’ve written a journal about the making of this image, if you’re interested

Mel Brackstone EFIAP FAPS, is from Brisbane, Australia. All work is copyright Mel Brackstone.

melbrackstone at gmail dot com

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  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 4 years ago

    Wow, oh my gawd that is stunning! Scary, impressive, and breathtaking!

  • Ta Joanne :)

    – Mel Brackstone

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 4 years ago

    Oh my gawd that is stunning! Scary, impressive, breathtaking, surreal, and powerful! What a fantastic pano! It must have been something else to have been there in person!

  • Thanks so much for your support, Joanne, very much appreciated. Yes indeed it was the most amazing scene, and I’m so glad I took the time to get out there and try to capture it!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • whittsatwoopi
    whittsatwoopiabout 4 years ago

    I really love this image, excellent work love!

  • Cheers Si!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Geoffrey Dunn
    Geoffrey Dunnabout 4 years ago

    Yeah! That’s the flipping ticket!

  • heh…..pretty much what I thought too, thanks Geoffrey!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiabout 4 years ago

    Wow Mel,what a stunning sight

  • Cheers Hans, it was indeed an amazing thing to see!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Jay Stockhaus
    Jay Stockhausabout 4 years ago

    Incredible capture!

  • Thanks Hans!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneabout 4 years ago

    WHOA….awesome shot Mel! You can feel the power in this….amazing!

  • Thanks Shelly, the storm was incredibly powerful when it hit, but quiet when I shot this…

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Maxoperandi
    Maxoperandiabout 4 years ago

    I agree…Awesome work…you are the best!

  • Thanks MaxO! /blush/

    – Mel Brackstone

  • PSL1
    PSL1about 4 years ago

    Absolutely stunnig work Mel, your processing in spot-on.

  • Thank you so much Peter!

    – Mel Brackstone

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