The Sydney Opera House turned 40 last week and thousands of people turned out to celebrate the construction of this iconic building.
The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre. It is situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the facility is adjacent to the Sydney CBD and the Royal Botanic Gardens, between Sydney and Farm Coves.
Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the facility formally opened on 20 October 1973 a project that began with Utzon's 1957 selection as winner of an international design competition. The NSW Government, led by Premier Joseph Cahill authorised work to begin in 1958, with Utzon directing construction.
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snunney (72566) 2013-10-24 1:50
It is surprising to think this iconic building is forty years old this year. Your point of view captures it perfectly and takes in a pleasant livley atmosphere. The people and the sinuous curves of the walls guide the viewer toward the subject. I like the light and colours.
adidas5nb (2851) 2013-10-24 3:04
i like the business and the crowd in this pic.a very different perspective of the opera house.great colors.
timecapturer (36972) 2013-10-24 4:14
nice shot to celebrate this iconic building's 40th birthday. Love the POV, clarity and mix of elements here they give a real sense of the atmosphere of the occasion. Good job it is not this week I understand Sydney is clouded in smoke from the awful bush fires.
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (45244) 2013-10-24 5:03
L'opéra de Sydney est à mon oeil , la plus belle oeuvre architecturale et futuriste construite dans le siècle dernier.Sous tous les angles et sous toutes les lumières, même la nuit. Une excellente carte de visite pour la ville et le pays.
dta (56526) 2013-10-24 7:52
Hello Chris ,
An original and beautiful view of the famous byuilding , with the crowdy terraces in the FG . Superb colors and contrasts .
cargus (7556) 2013-10-24 8:39
A beautiful picture , de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
PaulVDV (17203) 2013-10-24 11:51
This is the most lively picture I've ever seen of the Sydney Opera House.
An attractive composition.
Best regards, Paul
tatadalou (3975) 2013-10-25 13:51
Yet 40 ! It still looks so modern ! So much crowd to celebrate the birthday ! What I like most is the two curve paths that leads to the opera.
danos (78036) 2013-10-27 3:25
nice the panoramic view of the place and especially the foreground with the lot of people to enjoy their presentation there.I like the brilliant light and colour management as the beauty and the archetectural style of the new Opera house.
Silvio1953 (105343) 2013-10-29 11:10
Ciao Chris, great view of fantastic architecture, lovelky composition with a lot of people, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
rigoletto (32710) 2013-11-08 9:53
i had never seen the opera house from that point of view, therefore had no idea about the timber docks lying in behind of it! i like your use of low exposure to avoid any possible overexposures, thus casting in some handsome shades and a nicely saturated palette thereby. the crowd adds lots of charming colors.
macjake (45556) 2013-11-09 9:42
I'm always hungry to new and different pov's of this Iconic subject, and here we have one.
Never ever seen this POV before.
excellent light and details on the shells of the OH, very elegant lighting overall.
- Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper) (6560)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K-x, Sigma 18-50 1:3,5-5,6 DC, ISO 200, Hoya Cir. Polarizer 58 mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-24 1:43