These aerial panoramas have been created by stitching together multiple single images taken from above the location. Some panoramas consist of just 3-5 images while the more complex panoramas are constructed from 10-30 images. Click on the image to see the full panorama. All of these photos are available for download or for purchase as photo prints and canvas prints.
Lake Wivenhoe, 80 km from Brisbane, is the main water storage catchment for the region and is also intended to protect Brisbane from major flooding by holding an extra 100% of its catchment capacity as flood mitigation storage (to prevent overflow in heavy rain). The lake is huge and is used for water sports and to generate hydro-electric power. Click on the image to see the full width of this aerial panorama or take a look at my Birds on Lake Wivenhoe aerial video on Youtube.
On the other side of the dam wall from the previous panorama, the Wivenhoe Spillway Common provides access to the spillway and the river downstream of the dam. Click on the image to see the full width of this aerial panorama or take a look at my Wivenhoe Spillway aerial video on Youtube.
Lake Somerset is another part of the water storage system for Brisbane, damming the Stanley River. When released, water from Somerset Dam flows into Lake Wivenhoe.
Lake Moogerah is a popular water sports area 60 km south west of Ipswich, near Aratula, and supplies irrigation water to farmers in the area. The lake is framed by the Moogerah Peaks National Park and is a very popular weekend camping spot with a caravan park and some permanent weekender houses. Click on the image to see the full width of this aerial panorama or take a look at my Lake Moogerah aerial video on Youtube.
Karana Downs Golf Club is located near Colleges Crossing (above) and was recently saved from residential development by the protests of local residents and the intervention of its original creator who bought it back from the developers. It’s a beautiful 18 hole riverside golf course with lots of tricks up its sleeve and is surrounded by residential areas of Karana Downs. Click on the image to see the full width of this aerial panorama or check out my Karana Downs Golf Club video on Youtube.
The Moggill Ferry is an icon of Western Brisbane, a cable powered ferry moving cars across the Brisbane River. The ferry operates between Moggill and Riverview, carrying about 20 cars per journey from 6 AM to 6 PM every day (hours vary slightly). Locals and ferry staff saved the ferry from destruction when the government wanted to sink it during the Brisbane floods after a cable broke and there were fears it would float down river and damage the bridges. The original ferry here started in 1878 and was operated by Cobb & Co. There have been many proposals to build a bridge here, but the locals love their ferry. Click on the image to see the full width of this aerial panorama or check out my Brisbane River and Moggill Ferry aerial video on Youtube.
Moggill Reserve is a piece of land on Moggill Road near the Moggill Ferry, set aside for the future development of a football ground. This is where I learned to fly drones and still holds a special place. I often go back there to film aspects I could not capture when I first started my interest in aerial photography. Click on the image to see the full width of this aerial panorama or check out my Catching the Clouds aerial video on Youtube.
Main Range National Park is located about 85 km south west of Brisbane and forms part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, a world heritage listed area. The range forms part of the Great Dividing Range and the highway climbs up the range at Cunningham’s Gap near Aratula. This view is looking toward the gap from near Aratula. Click on the image to see the full width of this aerial panorama.
Maryvale is a small town at the top of the Main Range, where we’ve bought a block of land with the idea of building a home in the country. We particularly love the sunsets at Maryvale. Click on the image to see the full width of this aerial panorama.