This is a close up of Sydney Opera House taken from the northern façade. It was taken during the TE Meeting with Malgo (Emka), Graham (Burraburra), Ian (Ifege), Colin (Cfege), Dawn (The Best) and Gus (Gus72). This was taken shortly before our first beer of the day. Lot's of fun!
In my Workshop you can see what awaited us at the end of our photo-taking.
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mirosu (7998) 2013-08-10 19:02
Molte grazie per i vostri commenti molto carini. Mi piace questo dettaglio perfetto foto del vostro famoso teatro dell'opera. Ottimi i dettagli e molto buono punto di vista. La chiarezza e la luce complessiva è superba. Saluti, Miro
psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-10 19:59
HI Lisa..Good framing and composition here. Good clarity and details obtained. Liked your POV.
Sonata11 (31197) 2013-08-10 21:07
Hi dear Lisa,
very beautiful composition of modern architecture with an amazingly beautiful photo job. Awesome !!! I love it. Fabulous POV. Congrats.
All the best and have a great WE,
jadesgran (3939) 2013-08-10 21:46
Great detail in your picture.I am remembering well of our visit to the Opera House with you and a gorgeous cabbie.How are you both?In the pink I hope!
Lots of Hugs Gladys.
sabermonajati (8291) 2013-08-10 22:58
excellent frame you shot from this building.
emka (64100) 2013-08-10 23:39
Ciao cara Lisa,
Very original capture of the opera house. Fantastic lines. One can show opera again and again, always something new. It was such a marvelous day! And we had a lot of fun. In my thoughts I am still in Australia.
First beer? were there more? I remember your pie. Superb the workshop photo. have the nice Sunday evening
Almost three month without travelling and still on month at home...
siudzi (27691) 2013-08-10 23:44
This is excellent and so eye-catching one close-up of this famous building! You have achieved a really original and unique view with that selected POV. Like it! Perfectly done as always.
carlo62 (19291) 2013-08-11 0:42
il "gusto" architettonico dell'Opera House è indubbiamente fuori discussione, ma non ha niente a che vedere con il "gusto" del tuo ws ;)
Bella interpretazione dell'architettura, mi piace molto, di solito questa struttura viene vista nel modo classico, ma sono molto interessanti anche i particolari della struttura e tu hai fotografato da un bel punto, componendo bene la foto.
Un caro saluto a tutti voi
macjake (45540) 2013-08-11 1:35
you know what this scene reminds me of???
its as if i'm looking at the teeth of a humpback whale!
you know how the humpback whale has those baline filters for teeth, well, i'm looking at it right now!
serioulsy, look up a video of a whale feeding in the water, and their mouths look exactly like this! its uncanny!
for obvious reasons as i've never been to Australia, seeing the iconic OH upclose like this is totally new for me. never knew there was a tint of green, but now i know. lots of photo's to be had here, i'm searching out pov options right now for when i arrive in the next decade or so lol
cool shot, and i actually want to try that beef soup in the WS!
ikeharel (43845) 2013-08-11 1:44
It was just a matte of time you would show a close up over the imposing architecture of the Opera house, Lisa, I'd do just the same if ever be around.
Immaculate details as ever.
The WS show what you had after, I am only bothered with the addition of extra butter... not enough calories there without...?
Just kidding, but in a more serious manner, I really think a TE gathering is always great.
Have a good week ahead,
lousat (63989) 2013-08-11 1:51
Ciao Lisa,molto bella ed originale questa foto dal piu' famoso "palazzo" australiano,grande taglio e grande ricerca dei dettagli,esposizione perfetta,e adesso mi butto sullo spezzatino coi piselli del WS visto che e' quasi mezzogiorno...ehehe....Buona serata,Luciano
subhendu_bagchi (20940) 2013-08-11 2:16
an interesting composition here. Love the curves which are adding nice graphism in your photo. Excellent light and clarity. Very well done.
dkmurphys (42389) 2013-08-11 2:37
A gat artistic idea to catch a detail from that impressive and original work of architecture. Good work, enjoy a fine Sunday.
snunney (72558) 2013-08-11 2:43
The graphism depicted here is quite amazing. The framing is great, retaining the two patches of blue, which form an important part of the composition in my mind. Detail is exceptional courtesy of the excellent luminosity. All the best for the week ahead.
rigoletto (32710) 2013-08-11 2:49
this is by far the closest close up to the details of the armadillo sail. it is nice for a nation to have such an architectural structure to be proud of. it is one of the symbols of australia.
annjackman (15473) 2013-08-11 2:55
I always enjoy close-up shots of this iconic building and particularly because my very first successful competition picture at the camera club 25 years ago was a close-up of the roof tiles.
There is a lovely range of lines and shapes in your image and I got the same impression as Craig regarding the whale! Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-08-11 3:20
we´ve seen many,many pictures of this famous building,but this one is absolutely unique and brilliant!Just love the way you present us the details of the Opera House with so lovely and eye-catching patterns and geometric shapes created by the tiles.
And to think that Jørn Utzon and his architectural concept has aroused so many controversial in the late 50´s when the Opera was being built.Now it´s hard to imagine Sydney without it.
Brilliant composition with strong graphical effect!
Wish You all the best
SnapRJW (23510) 2013-08-11 3:45
We are all so familiar with the architecture of the Opera House Lisa that your 'detail' shot adds another layer to our visual knowledge of this iconic structure. The composition includes sufficient information for one to be fully aware of what we are looking at but presents the architecture in an original and creative way. Fascinating to see this well composed and managed shot and to understand more about the design. Superb. Warm regards rosemary
marabu61 (5863) 2013-08-11 4:19
Ah, I think I would have gone straight to the Pub, judging from the workshop photo.
But of course the Sidney opera house is a photographers dream and no decent photographer would have left out that opportunity.
Wonderful tight cropped close up of that iconic building. It gives us a nice insight in the architectural details, rarely seen of this building.
have a great sunday
Sergiom (45214) 2013-08-11 5:59
I guess you had a lot of fun playing with the forms and the light of the Opera House. I think I would have cut the brown shape in the back right cornet it is disruptive fot the flow,
Have a great day
Noel_Byrne (13182) 2013-08-11 6:17
Nice close up, and a new shot for me of this iconic place. I have to be honest, were it not for the description, I would not recognize this as the opera house, as the grates on the windows give it a rather harsh and industrial look. It must be hard to get new angles on a place as famous as this, but by jibbidy, you've done it here1! Nice done.
P.S. It also kind of reminds me of the statue of Liberties crown!
jemaflor (73990) 2013-08-11 9:36
Good idea to take this close up on the modern buildings, good light capture too, interesting graphical architecture.
timecapturer (36924) 2013-08-12 5:48
a great crop this, really like the detailing and amazingly original presentation of this elegant and beautiful building. Never realised how delicately detailed this glorious building is. Top marks for this presentation and also managing to get Craig's imagination to run riot and revealing his humpback whale fetish! ;-).
Have a good week - Brian.
gus72 (3380) 2013-08-17 20:29
Ciao Lisa !!
That was very fast work on your part.... I remember the moment.
Nice crop that accentuates the graphic details, fantastically sharp...i can count the number of tiles !!!!
I hope that you get good news with your cameras.
mkamionka (27031) 2013-08-21 8:45
great idea to present a close up of this famous structure. I have never seen it so a detail like this allows me to get a better feeling of this building and its construction. Fantastic selection -great geometry.
I am so jealous also about the part which happened later.
Silvio1953 (105301) 2013-08-25 3:10
Ciao Lisa, gran bel tagliom stretto, ottima nitiodezza e magnifica grafica, brava, buona Domenica, un abbraccio Silvio
tatadalou (3975) 2013-09-10 12:57
I wonder how an architect could one day have the idea of such a construction! The close-up provides stunning details on this roof and its textures. Good light management.
ChrisJ (91132) 2013-10-02 9:15
Hi dear Lisa,
Well look who's back! Hope you enjoyed your European tour and if you want to go straight back I'd say that's a fair indication you did, immensely! Love the tight framing here, as wide angled shots of this icon have been done to death. About the only condition I haven't seen it in is under snow. And it's only snowed in Sydney twice in over 300 years so not much chance of that! Good graphism and sharpness with the 2 slivers of blue sky adding a lot to the shot. Thanks for a fresh and innovative approach to this majestic building. Tfs!
photoray (6622) 2013-10-07 16:59
Your Opera House has always caught my attention as one of the great architectures. And your view reminds me of the open mouths of giant whales, and I don't even drink ale anymore.
The close up view enhances the geometric details excellently.
Cheers from Californio,
ourania (18490) 2013-10-08 12:30
Hello dear Lisa,
a fascinating close-up on the magnificent architecture of the Opera House. The frame is full of graphism and vibrancy, these shapes and patterns seem almost alive. It's interesting to see that, despite the cropping, the identity of the building is immediately recognisable. There's superb sharpness and the textures are very attractive too. The luminosity of the white areas is striking and pleasing at the same time, the whites look delightfully substantial. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,