In March I was photographing down at South Bank Promenade, Melbourne on a Saturday night, when the weather was still pleasant enough to have dinner by the Yarra River. As always there were the street performers – Fire Twirlers, and as I found out, also a perfect photo opportunity to experiment with slow shutter speeds! Later in Photoshop I grayscaled the crowd and masked the performer into the spotlight.
Fire Twirler Black and White
This shot consists of seven photographs, all stitched together to form a panorama of the Melbourne CBD. I was standing on the Southbank side of the Yarra River just in-front of South Gate Plaza.
Melbourne CBD by the Yarra River (Click to view larger)
The streets of Melbourne are full of life and photogenic material, I advise you to explore your city more especially at night. There were a couple of fire twirlers along Southbank and as you can see in the shots below they make for an excellent long exposure photograph :P !
Fire Twirler - Southbank Promenade, Melbourne