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Dark Mofo Paint the Town Red fireworks Hobart

Paint the Town Red

Every year as part of Dark Mofo “paint the town red” echoes across Hobart with buildings and landmarks such as the Tasman Bridge lit in red through the winter solstice.

Dark Mofo - Paint the Town Red. The Tasman Bridge in red and Spectra

Dark Mofo – Paint the Town Red. The Tasman Bridge in red and Spectra

Last night, with this years event drawing to a close, I photographed the Tasman Bridge with clear skies and the Spectra beam in the background. I was also hoping to get the fireworks too but my position turned out to be in exactly the wrong spot!

Dark Mofo fireworks and the Tasman Bridge.

Fireworks – right behind the pylon from where I was standing!

I shot most of these in bulb mode, with shutter speeds around 1 minute in length. The panoramas are three or four images stitched together.

Panorama on the Lindisfarne side of the Tasman Bridge with Spectra

Panorama on the Lindisfarne side of the Tasman Bridge with Spectra

 

Panorama with the Hobart city lights and Mt Wellington skyline and Spectra rising above the red bridge

Panorama with the Hobart city lights and Mt Wellington skyline and Spectra rising above the red bridge

There has been some talk in recent days that Dark Mofo might not continue but fingers crossed it is here for the long term 🙂

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.