The Wheel of Brisbane

By |2014-04-01T17:26:16+00:00Mar 31st, 2014|
How many of you can relate to me here? Imagine standing at the base of this giant ferris wheel in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Your knee jerk instinct is to get the entire bloody thing in the frame. It’s something that you. must. do. So you do, then you chimp the shot, and realize that it is just so boring. There’s just too much there and the whole frame is a hot mess.

So, instead, I opted to toss on the Sony 24-70mm lens on my Sony A7 with a Formatt-Hitech 3-stop IRND filter to drag the shutter. By tossing out the notion of having to fit it all in, I was free to get creative and compose in more unorthodox, yet visually appealing, ways. As soon as I saw this frame, I knew I had what I wanted and it was all because I abandoned convention.

Today, we’re at Australia’s Gold Coast with Topdeck Travel. Once I’m done with this post, I’ll head out into the blazing sun and the missing bits of ozone to nab some photos of this gorgeous tourist destination. Hooroo!

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  1. Michelle Smith March 31, 2014 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    wooohooo! here it is called around up,,, I used to love this ride(too old now & body would hate me lol)…nice capture!

  2. Reichlyn Aguilar March 31, 2014 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Idk what I just did by hitting that plus sign but I think it's a good thing

  3. Ananda Sim March 31, 2014 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Excellent. Welcome back to Oz

  4. William Patino March 31, 2014 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Great compo mate, nothing better than mixing it up. I am interested to know how the Sony 24-70 is. I've got the a7r but still using the canon 24-70 on it. Much rather the native fe mount if its sharp.

  5. Stephan Bollinger March 31, 2014 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Welcome to the Gold Coast +Brian Matiash, our home since 11 years, good to hear you enjoy your trip down under! Have fun.

  6. Joe Donovan March 31, 2014 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Great take on the….. southbank ferris wheel? +Brian Matiash

  7. Sunny Wu March 31, 2014 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Beautiful Work!!! 

  8. Aleksahdr Bud March 31, 2014 at 9:24 pm - Reply


  9. Jack Thatcher March 31, 2014 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Beautifully composed and love the tones. Awesome image.

  10. Peter Berndt March 31, 2014 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Amazing pic.

  11. Julianne Boyle April 1, 2014 at 12:16 am - Reply

    Welcome to my part of the world. 

  12. ABHISHEK JANGRA April 1, 2014 at 3:10 am - Reply

    very nice:)

  13. George Fletcher April 1, 2014 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Wow! I love this shot!

  14. Darren Krusi April 1, 2014 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    When were you in Brisbane!!!!!

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