Okay, I’ll admit it. I am officially in love with taking photos at night. It is a little bit of a hassle to trek around with a tripod, but I think the end result is worth it. The Brisbane River looks horrible during the day (brown and murky), but boy does it make for great nocturnal pictures! That’s our tiny little ferris wheel up there, next to our performing arts centre. So I guess you could theoretically go for a spin then catch the latest performance, all in one night.
I was also lucky enough to catch a couple of ferries streaking past while I had the shutter open, which always makes for brilliant light trails.
Olympus Zuiko M 40-150mm at 40mm f/4.0 1/60 sec ISO 1600
So, I’m pretty sure that this was/is meant to be Brisbane’s answer to the London Eye, but it falls very, very short. I haven’t personally been on it, but I’ve been told many-a-time that it’s really not worth the money or effort. On the plus side, it makes for a pretty picture at night, so I guess that’s a small victory? I figured that it would make a fantastic black & white shot since, well, it’s pretty much black and white anyway!