Coming from the north our plane flew past central Sydney, made a 180 degree curve further south before landing at the Sydney Airport from southernly direction.
I think this shows well one thing what makes Sydney so charming. It is the harbour with numerous bays and beaches. Famous landmarks, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge are on the left, Central Business District on the right and Bondi Beach on top.
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Sonata11 (33697) 2014-03-17 12:37
Hi Kari, Wow! this is spectacular view from above. Wonderfully capture and presented. Awesome snapshot. An excellent executed image. It is pleasure to look at and admire whole spectacular place. Love it. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-03-17 14:27
the air photos very often look good in miniatures but can be disappointing in full size. This one is very good quality in terms of framing and composition as well as perfect sharpness. Great view and beautifully executed.
Thanks for sharing
macjake (61358) 2014-03-17 14:56
so this is now Sydney looks from the sky!
pretty darn cool if you ask me.
When i fly I always want the window seat :)
its fun to see the Iconic subjects, and the downtown financial core on the right with the sky scrapers.
nice to see some of the suburbs too, and as you mentioned the bays and sailboats.
npecanhuk (69914) 2014-03-17 18:23
How I love aerials!
And this is a great one of such a wonderful city!
Sharpness, exposure, colors and composition are excellent, specially considering the always difficult conditions of this kind of photographing!
TFS - congrats,
pierrefonds (60300) 2014-03-17 18:33
The wideness of the city is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showinf the Harbour bridge, the Opera house and some highrise buildings. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.
emka (86303) 2014-03-17 23:22
hello Kari, this is sensational photo! How lucky you were with good weather and sitting in the plane in right place. Incredible clours and sharpness, so many details to see. Opera House and Bondi Beach in one photo, amazing. Magnifient shot, I have no words for it.
WArm regards MAlgo
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-03-18 1:33
birds eye view on Sydney is truly amazing!
So we can enjoy the whole unique location of Sydney and its suburban areas.
I can only say it´s great you had your camera ready for this shot.One of a kind opportunity so excellently utilized by You.
Have a nice day
arnie (1803) 2014-03-18 3:07
A stunning capture of Sydney, a view I have not seen before. A very sharp capture, no distortion from the window a well managed shot. This looks as magical as sailing into Sydney.
Having a great time trying to spot places we visited when we were their in November. I wondered when I saw the planes coming in what the view would be like, now I know. TFS
Fis2 (89961) 2014-03-18 13:33
Wonderful POV and colors.
danos (90257) 2014-03-18 22:45
a really spectacular panoramic view over this section of Sydney with the worldknown ladmarks to are seen perfect in your shot.I like the endless view of the scene with the great light of the day to enhance the details and the beauty of the area.Well done.
Nicou (129921) 2014-03-19 7:39
Fantastique vue plongeant et iamge sueprbe cpatage quelle vue de ahut quels building qui ressortent mais tout semble plat sueprbe captage et vue du ciel.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (31977) 2014-03-19 10:12
Wow! I don't think I've seen an aerial view of this famous opera house. Awesome capture with good details considering this was taken from the air and through a double glass window. Well done, tfs.
delpeoples (55086) 2014-03-21 6:44
Yay! Finally a Sydney shot :) And what a beauty. I think it's an important shot for many reasons. First is that we don't often see Sydney from the sky and this is remarkably good. Secondly, when landing, the flight attendants usually ban the use of cameras and electrical equipment, so you were lucky. And thirdly, see all that cleared space on the corner to the right of the Harbour Bridge? Well it's the Barangaroo Development, the biggest harbour foreshore development that will change the face of Sydney forever. And you've captured it in its initial stages. So an excellent historical document as well as a top quality photo.
siudzi (34141) 2014-03-22 12:28
Wow! What a fantastic view on the cityscape! I have never seen Sydney from this POV. Really unique and brilliant capture. Very well done.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2014-03-24 19:31
Great aerial view of Sydney! It is pretty much complete, no need to go see them one by one. haha. Nice one!
ChrisJ (104093) 2014-03-27 13:23
I was lucky enough to get similar views flying from Shanghai to Sydney then Brisbane on July 1 last year. Perfect sharpness and clarity and the harbour looks magnificent. I can see Watsons Bay on the south shore at the top where by brother in law used to live. Tfs!
tulipan7 (750) 2014-03-30 11:50
I am always amazed when I see such terrific photos taken from planes. Plane windows are full of scratches and stains and just getting a decent shot is an achievement much less a great one. And yours is sharp, clear and with strong colors. I agree with you that part of the charm of this photo is thanks to city itself but you did an excellent job. Love it...
jmdias (58902) 2014-07-30 17:43
amazing view from the plane, generally the windows doesn't help us with this kind of photos, but here it looks perfect. fantastic amount of details, we can see how the town was build and see its main monuments. well done.
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (25867)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-17
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Australia 2014
- Theme(s): Top 18 Australia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-17 11:38