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    Observation deck photography

    I would like to try some photography from the Q1 Observation deck. This is glassed-in & you get reflections off the glass. How do I avoid this, Please.
    One idea I think may work is a flexible rubber lens hood, that can be pressed up against the glass & flexible enough to bend a little to help aiming, so as to keep the reflections out ?
    Cheers
    Col

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    Use a polarising filter, which greatly reduces reflections.

    And yes, place the lens as close to the window as possible.

    Naturally, make sure you don't use a flash. :-)

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    If you can find a nice clean section of glass, I think you will have nothing to worry about. Put your left hand ON the window and cup the end of your lens in it. You should still be able to aim downwards and keep your hand out of shot. Look forward to seeing the results.

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    Col.

    Tripod and set up with the lens as close to the glass as you can.

    Did you know that you can get a yearly pass for $ 29-00 at the moment. Have to be local.

    Derek
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    CC always welcome but please ask first.Thank you, Derek

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    Thanks Derek
    Yes, just found out & purchased a yearly ticket thanks.
    Looking forwards to my first visit & waiting for a lightning chance too
    Col

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    And DON'T let light reflect off your and your gear.
    Am.
    CC, Image editing OK.

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    My Wife and I were there for a week so had a fourteen day pass.

    Ended up on a first name basis with the bloke checking our tickets

    Dont know about the lightning shots

    Derek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek-C View Post
    My Wife and I were there for a week so had a fourteen day pass.

    Ended up on a first name basis with the bloke checking our tickets

    Dont know about the lightning shots

    Derek
    I've always thought about getting up there in an Electrical storm, It gets hit plenty some nights , Mind you !! It would be very loud and scarey But it would look impressive hitting that big Conductor PS : The other tip I learnt about the Q1 is check to see what dates the windows are being cleaned , They can get very mucky from the Salt Spray
    Last edited by William; 22-04-2011 at 1:14pm.
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    Maybe I should wear a wet suit, to protect me inside & out
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