Four Perspectives of the Brisbane Planetarium

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

~ Captain James T. Kirk Commander of the Starship U.S.S. Enterprise (1966-1969)

In my next life I’m going to be an astronaut and head to Mars, oh yes, and save John Carter and Matt Damon while I’m at it. Because I love astronomy and all things space I decided to visit the Brisbane Botanic Gardens again to take a photo of the planetarium.

Photograph 1

No filters were used during the taking of Photograph 1…

The planetarium in all it’s natural beauty – all lines, curves, blue, white and camel.

Brisbane Planetarium natural light

On a clear day the white stands out!

Photograph 2

A greyscale or black and white perspective of the original photo. The white dome in the background appears snow white, the rest lifeless and grey.

Brisbane Planetarium Greyscale

Curves and lines in greyscale of the Brisbane Planetarium which I think gives it a 1960s sci-fi look

Photograph 3

I used the negative filter for this perspective. The lines on the planetarium stand out including the curving stairwell. The snow white dome is now in darkness and the foliage from trees brilliant white – looks like I made it to Mars – now to find John Carter and Matt Damon – see ya!

Brisbane Planetarium reverse

How clear the lines are taking the photo in reverse – looks like it could be on Mars

Photograph 4

Fully saturated, this perspective (to me) has an apocalyptic vibe, from the muddy sky, to the seemingly dead branch and charcoal leaves, the only thing that appears to signify life is the jade pathway.

Brisbane Planetarium Saturation

The sky looks foreboding, nuclear almost, maybe we’re on Mars?

As an aside, my eldest grandson and I saw Cosmic Collisions and Saturday night ‘live’ last year – interesting and spectacular nights out. When life gives you lemons – look to the skies 🙂

14 thoughts on “Four Perspectives of the Brisbane Planetarium

    1. Michaela Post author

      Thank you for your lovely comments! How fun was this assignment?

    1. Michaela Post author

      Thank you Vicky, and yes I thought they looked un-worldly too, kinda spooky :)))

  1. Robin

    This is terrific! I love the overall look of your blog and how you customized the Twenty-Twelve theme, and I enjoy how you did the planetarium pictures. And I like your banner with the multicolored lemons. So colorful!.

    1. Michaela Post author

      Thank you Robin – really appreciate your feedback! Sorry to only just reply now (only just found where the comments were) – still learning :)))

    1. Michaela Post author

      Thanks Mary, I think the sharp lines and curves of the building was the perfect shot for filters. I loved this assignment 🙂

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