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Queensland Parliament • Brisbane • Australia by William Bullimore

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Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Exposure: 3 exposures (-2,0,+2 EV)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 15mm
ISO Speed: 100
Accessories: Manfrotto 190XB Tripod, Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head, Canon RC1 Wireless Remote
Date and Time: 1 October 2011 1.20pm

Post Processing:
Imported into Lightroom
Exported to Photomatix
Tonemap generated HDR using detail enhancer option
Exported tonemapped image to CS5
Curves layer for contrast adjustment
Hue/Saturation layer
Selective Noise reduction layer
Selective Unsharp mask Crop tool
Re-imported back into Lightroom
Added keyword metadata
Exported as JPEG

As the seat of Queensland’s government since 1868, Parliament House is unique as the first and only purpose-built parliamentary building in Queensland. At the time of construction it was the largest and most imposing building in the state, indicating the sense of optimism felt by the Queensland Government of the time.

The original three-storey wing of Parliament House, facing George Street, was constructed in 1865–68 to the design of the Colonial Architect, Charles Tiffin. The building was in the Renaissance Revival style…

Along with the two double height Legislative Chambers on the first floor, the wing included libraries on the first and second floors of the central pavilion; a grand staircase at the back of the central pavilion, with stained glass windows; and concealed spiral staircases at the rear of the wing, leading from the ground floor to the reporters’ gallery of each Legislative Chamber.

The place is a significant landmark in the city of Brisbane, and it is also of considerable aesthetic significance for its high degree of design and craftsmanship, including decorative glass, ornamental cast iron, marble chimney pieces and cedar and yellowwood joinery.


  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 3 years ago

    beautiful! only you can make all those interiors so alive!

  • Thanks so much for your encouragement Manon.

    – William Bullimore

  • Željko Malagurski
    Željko Malagurskiover 3 years ago

    Excellent, Is it light was natural? WB was auto?

  • Hi Zeljko,

    It was indoor lighting that was quite harsh. Do you think the WB might be off?

    – William Bullimore

  • Lynden
    Lyndenover 3 years ago

    Lovely work William!

  • Thanks Lynden.

    – William Bullimore

  • Željko Malagurski
    Željko Malagurskiover 3 years ago

    The best way is to use manual WB, the Olympus is it called One Touch. I use the “WB”: http://www.olx.com/prolite-full-color-amp-white...

  • Thanks Zeljko. Normally I use an Expodisc to set my white balance… however there really wasn’t time on that day because there was so many people around and I had to be quick. Now that you’ve mentioned it, it does seem to have a little bit of a greenish tinge to it, so I’ve just done a manual white balance adjustment and re-uploaded. I think it looks better now. Would you mind having another look and let me know what you think? Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)

    – William Bullimore

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonover 3 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature Ian.

    – William Bullimore

  • Željko Malagurski
    Željko Malagurskiover 3 years ago

    Perfect, even the first one was great but this ….

  • Thanks mate. I really appreciate you taking the time to notice that and let me know.

    – William Bullimore

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 3 years ago

    To say you excel at this kinda thing is an understatement, William. That really is exquisite.

  • Thanks mate. Much appreciated.

    – William Bullimore

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghover 3 years ago

    Luv that fisheye effect you’ve got William… Beautiful image…

  • Thanks very much Sharon.

    – William Bullimore

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...over 3 years ago

    Amazing and beautiful capture.

  • Thanks Lorraine.

    – William Bullimore

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago

    so beauutiful .. love to have some wine here:) love the theme.

  • Thank you.

    – William Bullimore

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