Brisbane River Fire Festival – Captured by Owen Wilson
The Story Bridge in Brisbane is similar to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, in that it is used for many an occasion whether it be to light up the sky with fireworks for the River fire festival or just to light up for Christmas.
It is excellent for the backdrop for the River Fire Festival fireworks. Easy to get to for residents and tourists alike. An icon for Brisbane you might say.
The River Fire Festival is held each year in September.
The Story bridge is the longest steel cantilever bridge in Australia, it spans the Brisbane River and has been heritage listed since 1992.
South Bank Brisbane is the home of the Sunsuper River Fire Festival with the Fireworks being the finale to Queensland’s largest Arts and Cultural event. Brisbane City skies come alive with bursts of colour to light up the night with a pyrotechnic extravaganza.
The Story Bridge is also lit up on other occasions such as Christmas.
Brisbane has a wealth of beautiful vantage points to view the city from, one of my favorite spots to photograph in Kangaroo Point.
Both night and day shots, show the river off enhanced by the city skyline. Twilight is great too.
For the budding Photographers, I use 14-24mm and 24-70mm lens for fireworks. Tip: no polarising filter, 4sec exposure, F8 aperture,100 ISO and of course always use tripod for stability, giving you great, clear firework shots.