I can count with my 2 hands the number of times when Brisbanians come out to celebrate an event together. To celebrate the Brisbane River, River Festival is held every year around September and it is kicked off with a 30 minutes fireworks display from 3 bridges(Good Will Bridge, Story Bridge and Victoria Bridge) along the Brisbane River as well as the iconic “Dump and Burn” which features an F-11 fly across the Brisbane River which as its title says, dumps its fuel and burns it. Heaps of people, cramped up along the Brisbane River = very hard to find a good spot to shoot, I had to make do. Pictures!
The Wheel of Brisbane, built and was open on the day of River Fire. It is our version of the Eye of London, feels like abit of a rip-off but meh, its quite an amazing sight to see either way.
Unfortunately, I arrived to the scene 5 minutes late watching the F-11 fly through shrouds of tree. Thankfully, after abit of shoving and squeezing, I landed myself a pretty sweet spot next to the man-made beach with an open air view of the sky.
Out of the 200+ photos i took that night, with the lack of preperation and experience with fireworks shots, I landed with a record low 3% succesful shot rate……6 pictures and thats just mediocre shots. Quality pictures….none(its a crime that I take photos, I know)
This was probably the highlight of the crowds(mainly girls) night. Heart shaped fireworks!! I swear everytime that thing went off, every girl in South Bank screamed and even with my half deaf right ear, it was startling….but it wasgreat cause it served as my indication to turn over to get the shot. Its my favourite picture of the night although not technically the best.
After being stuck in the jam out of South Bank, we ended the night with some dinner and dessert at our usual…..