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The Outrigger

The Outrigger
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Copyright: Peter Collins (spike1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 450 W: 0 N: 464] (4321)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-20
Categories: Event
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, 17-40mm/f4L
Exposure: f/4, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-31 16:18
Viewed: 1675
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Surfer's Paradise is an extremely popular holiday destination on the south eastern coast of Queensland.

The location has many (?hundreds) of high-rise apartments, all situated near or on the waterfront.

One of these hotels is the Outrigger, which I stayed in during my current business trip, which will include all mainland cities of Australia. I'm touring as an onsite paramedic for a music festival.

The photo posted is the view from the balcony of the room I was staying in, looking down onto the pool area and roadway below.

It was about 2:30am, and I had just finished my work commitments for the day. The temperature was around 25 degrees celcius, and it was relatively quiet, except for voices from the balconies nearby and the street below.

Unfortunately, no time to enjoy the pool on this trip, but the view was impressive.

More photos from the trip during the following weeks. Sorry for my lack of comment on your photos recently, but the schedule is pretty hectic.

PP: minor contrast and brightness adjustments

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Interesting POV, Peter! The two areas of colours create a nice composition, almost abstract. Nice catch!

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  • Ilir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 518 W: 67 N: 53] (5121)
  • [2006-01-31 17:50]

Eh, it gets me dizzy from vertigo. I like the colors and POV. Nice framing.


nice night shot here,u captured good geometrics with that POV;and the cars give nice blur there.

Hi Peter,

Bit of a scary shot for me as I hate heights :o

A great capture though with excellent detail,lighting and composition. Brilliant!


Always interesting - and sometimes scary - to take the first peek out of the hotel room from the little balcony on a new city. Sometimes there's a fabulous landscape, but rarely unless it's a beachfront affair or one of the more famous cityscapes. So, instead, looking down from a height is always interesting.
As has been mentioned, there are two distinct areas, defined by the colour, and, with what you had to play with here, the content and composition actually works.
Interesting if not high-art ;)

a great night image, love all the colours and the angle, thanx, M, (*_*)

A very high vantage point. There is plenty of detail to keep the interest. The pool and the intersection nicely balance each other. Also the area next to the pool has interesting colours and shapes which also help balance horizontally. It's nice that there are some dark patches, as all cities have darker areas within (no matter how well illuminated).

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  • lukdm Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 332 W: 3 N: 21] (1350)
  • [2006-02-01 7:25]

very nice shot peter

It's special! I mean very dark but divised in very clear colors and a like the esthetism! Different style that i enjoy!

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-02-01 22:31]

Nice birdy view! Very good lighting! It is almost an abstract when we look at the bottom part! Well done! Michel

Terrific image Peter with great colours and highlights, good frame sets it all off. I had been concerned by your absense knowing your proximity to the fires in Victoria. TFS

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