Logistical challenges are part and parcel of commercial photography - but it's always great to overcome them to create something special.
When Greater Springfield's master developers Springfield Land Corporation approached me last year about creating some images that showcased all three tower buildings of the satellite city's burgeoning CBD, it was immediately obvious that the best angle was shooting across Robelle Domain's Orion Lagoon. But we had to be patient, as its construction was not completed.
A permit was obtained from Ipswich City Council to enable commercial photography from within the lagoon area only a few days after its official opening, however it was always intended that the dusk hero shot - a stitched panorama to ensure maximum detail - would be captured from further back.
To that end, a cherry picker had been organised - along with the necessary permissions and access arrangements to position it in the car park across the road within the construction site of the Orion Springfield Shopping Centre extension.
Although shooting with the intention of achieving motion blur on any people within the scene, model releases were still sought. Because we were shooting across the lagoon, an uncontrolled public space, I brought in assistants to monitor the comings and goings of people - and obtain signed consent.
I was very pleased with the final outcome and believe the hero shot (shown at top of post) beautifully showcases the GE Building, Springfield Tower and Polaris Data Centre in Springfield Central. More importantly, I'm happy to say my client was also very happy.
What do you think of the hero shot?