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Old 4th of January 2006 (Wed)   #1
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Default 360deg view - Q1 Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise

I visited the Q1 Observation Deck yesterday. Wow!

It's at Surfers Paradise, Qld, Australia, about 1hr drive from where I live. The Observation Deck has only just opened to the public. Very Very fast lift ride, 43sec to go 77 floors.
There was quite a bit a haze in the air yesterday. Wish I had gone first thing this morning as we had a great thunderstorm last night which cleared the air real well.
The dots on the beach are people.

Please excuse the few reflections in the glass. Very hard to avoid! Anyone with good tips on how not to get these reflections?
A 360 Pano may be on the cards. Took enough shots to be able to do one, may be a little tricky managing so many shots.
Q1 is 322.5m Tall, 20th tallest building in the world. I've included a link to their web site for those interested. The building is a great lightning rod.
http://www.q1observationdeck.com.au/home.aspx

Looking North

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Default Re: 360deg view - Q1 Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise

One last one. Looking Down!
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Default Re: 360deg view - Q1 Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise

Love the first shot Greg but think the second would be better without the window reflection. Fantastic view from up there. cheers. Simon.
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Default Re: 360deg view - Q1 Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise

Really pretty view, although it gives my tummy a tickle looking at them! As for the reflection, did you use a polarizing filter? I think that might have helped with the window reflections.
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Default Re: 360deg view - Q1 Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise

Wow, they built that quick. Do you haver any outdoor shots?

I shot a couple of the building on my trip to Surfers in Feb '05.
I'm not going to spam you my pics, but if you want, there's a construction pic here:

http://wazz*****scity.com/brisbane.htm


Nice shots anyway, brilliant view.
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Default Re: 360deg view - Q1 Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise

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Really pretty view, although it gives my tummy a tickle looking at them! As for the reflection, did you use a polarizing filter? I think that might have helped with the window reflections.
Oops, forgot to mention I had the CP on at the time. Although I was adjusting the CP for the water. May have needed two exposures, one for the water, one to remove the reflections.


This would have needed a tripod and I'm unsure what their rules on these are. Might pay to check this out.


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