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)
This was taken right on the Yarra River and opposite Federation Square. A long exposure of the Ferris Wheel and a Yarra party boat on the water made it an epic shot. The party boat is hard to see due to little light, but the small amount of light that was picked up by my sensor was the glow flickering off the water’s surface, which made for an awesome effect :) !