I’ve waited a couple of months for the Full moon rising to coincide with the Sunset and they were within 10-15 minutes of each other last night. I really want to get a shot of the Brisbane city Skyline with that beautiful purple/pink colour on the horizon and the Full Moon rising just behind it. To do this the planets have to align, so to speak haha, and last night was the night ! 🙂 But everything was against me, there was cloud cover the whole time in the direction of the moon and it was way too windy to do long exposure times even though I was using a tripod. I’m just going to have to wait a few more months I guess…
So instead of crying about it I just changed my game plan and started looking around for something inspiring. It was sunset after all and I had an amazing view ! I became interested in the the dynamic range on the large cloud over the city and ended up creating this composition. I also wanted to show an aspect of Australia state Capital cities like Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart, and Brisbane (well all of them!) which is that they are surrounded by the bush ! and LOTS of it. We have such a huge country for 22 million people and the bulk of it is still filled with plenty of local flora and fauna. I’ve been in Brisbane a little over 2 years now and it has this feel to it like it’s just a country town that grew and grew. People are still very connected to the country side here and most have friends and family living out in the country who they visit often.
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