Saturday, September 25, 2010

This River is on Fire...

Riverfire marks the start of the Brisbane Festival which started on the 4th September up till the 25th of September 2010. Being one of the most popular events in Brisbane, most vantage points around the river draws big crowds. The bright light in the above picture was the F-111 doing its "dump and burn" which in simple terms , making the aircraft spit out loads of fuel and sticking a lighter behind it. The reason the picture looks like a sunset was mainly caused by the heavy clouds.
This year I decided to go to New Farm at Wilson's Point to catch the fire works along with the wonderful view of the Story Bridge and the City. Those guys in the were probably parked there since 8 am, getting them one of the best seats in town. Armed with their barbecue pitts , chairs , tables and not forgetting beers , they were all ready for the show.I came at 2pm and realised all the prime camera spots were taken. Luckily I met another photography enthusiast and he asked if I would like to park my tripod next to his.


So after adjusting the tripod and camera, we waited patiently for 4 and a half hours for the fireworks to start.





And after 30 minutes of non stop fireworks... the F-111 came by again to signal the end of the show for the Grand Final. A long day, but it was good fun.

16 comments:

alyshä said...

your pics are amazing ron!!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow amazing pics we may visit Australia next year we should meet up for a food blogger meet up! Rebecca

Indie.Tea said...

The fireworks and the first pic (the 'dump and burn' one) look amazing.

Barbara said...

Well worth the wait, Ron. Your photos are wonderful.
And I loved the photos in your previous post. The seafood is a delight to see! Such colors.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Love the pics, especially the last one. Looks like a wonderful time!

Paula said...

hi! there is mashed potatoes and there is a translate button in the upper right corner :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Those photos are stunning! Your patience was definitely rewarded! :)

Pam said...

Love the photos and that would be a great thing to see. If only it were closer! Sounds like you had a great time!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi Ron, am returning ur visit!

WOW, U've got superb photography skills ya. Browsed through Ur blog and just one word...AMAZING!

I've just begun to learn my Hubby's camera. Way long to go..hehe!

Firework pictures simply stunning!

vialentino said...

wow wow...nice bloggie and love ur pics bro

like the fireworks pics! nice!

MaryMoh said...

That's so much fun there. Love all those fireworks...so beautiful!

That's Ron said...

Jody@: thanks jodes!
chow n CHatter@: we really should
@indie. Tea@: thanks alot
Barbara@: it was worth it, waited for so long and when it started i was in panic mode. :)
XIaolu@: thanks
@pam: yeah it was good fun
Paula@: ahh mash!
Lourine@: thank you
@Love to cook@: thanks, yeah have fun with the camera
Mary@: thanks
Valentino@:Thanks alot

Phuoc'n Delicious said...

Hi!

WOW! Amazing pics dude! I really like the second fireworks one, pretty colours... :D

RamblingTart said...

Wow!! Absolutely magnificent! :-) I'm so glad to know about your blog. I hope to move to Brisbane next year, and your blog gives me a taste of the great things I'll be able to do there. :-)

Travel Blogs said...

Nice blog about Brisbane Riverfire Ron, here's a video of the action this year (2011) http://youtu.be/WQQlZIV0NVA

Brisbane Riverfire said...

Click the above name to see Riverfire Video.