Last year I spent my Christmas in Sydney and captured few photos with Christmas mood.
Who has not hear about famous Sydney’s Strand Arcade beautifully decorated during Christmas season and offering many opportunities for shopping or just relaxing with cup of coffee or cold drink.
It is a Victorian-style shopping arcade located in the heart of the Sydney Central Business District (CBS) between Pitt Street Mall and George Street.
It was built in 1891 and was opened in 1892, as the fifth and last of the arcades built in Sydney in the Victorian era. It is the only one remaining in its original form today. Nice place to visit.
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serp2000 (45856) 2013-12-19 22:36
Good morning, Miro,
Great! Very nice Christmas athmosphere, perfect DoF, attractive interior. I like your choice of the point of view, good perspective.
emka (106694) 2013-12-19 23:29
It is nice to go somewhere before Christmas. The mood is so fantastic. Nice view of the Strand Arcade, I met some Aussies in Victoria Building.
great Christmas atmosphere. i enjoyed it during my last trip to UK.
happy Christmas time
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-20 1:49
A nice view from inside the mall from a high POV. Excellent depth and perspective. Magical golden hues all over the frame makes this place look amazing. I see many fellow photographers trying to capture the beauty of the place as well. Lovely photo, very well done and thanks for sharing.
cornejo (46732) 2013-12-20 2:40
Hi Miro, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting view of the beautiful shopping center, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
snunney (106465) 2013-12-20 4:07
Superb capture of the inside of this most attractive shopping arcade with a character all of its own. A perfectly exposed image with a lovely atmosphere to it. I like the warm colours. The image has excellent clarity. Thanks for sharing.
Nicou (151000) 2013-12-20 4:50
sueprbe vue et image de cette galerie marchande de Sidney sueprbe avec ces tons ces pancartes et inscriptions quelle vue quelle compo superbe captage et vue.
Bravo et amitié
kato (11630) 2013-12-20 5:02
You're capturing well thus arcade by a good angle, a good perspective and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see Victorian-style shopping arcade with classical structure and a good design. It's tasteful for ceiling and passage of arcade. And, it's also impressive in Christmas decoration, the exterior of the quiet color and many visitors.
Sergiom (88249) 2013-12-20 5:48
J'aime beaucoup l'effet entonnoir de cette photo. Il accentue l'impression de profondeur . Les décorations sont festives et l'immeuble sous cette verrière est de toute beauté.
ikeharel (78249) 2013-12-20 6:46
Lavish in gold, Miro. A place that one goe's shopping in elegance and eyes catching grandeur.
Fine depth through the mall, clarity and light managed.
Soma ladies down the hall also taken the opportunity to photo this imposing place.
Have a nice weekend,
Royaldevon (43333) 2013-12-20 7:42
Yes, this has the Christmas mood; the lights, the tree the baubles, the crowds and, was it accidental, Josephs!
You have chosen a great viewpoint which uses the converging lines to wonderful effect, guiding irrevocably into the b/g
Have a great w/e,
adramad (49504) 2013-12-20 8:43
Splendid composition, showing us this beautiful shopping arcade, faithful exponent of the past, the design is elegant and beautiful, and with the Christmas decoration takes on a greater charm.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Enjoy a good weekend.
yquem46 (38752) 2013-12-20 9:43
Heard of Sydney’s Strand Arcade !? Not me so far ! So far away that it looks like in another planet
Anyway this is an excellent occasion with your nice shot to discover it
looks very elegant and classy
Good control of exposure and colors in these rather difficult conditions
have a nice WE, best regards
Graal (103038) 2013-12-20 12:29
very nice interior. Good composition and POV. Beautiful Xmas decorations. Place and photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-20 17:24
namaste, a nice festive mood here. I like the lighting very much. Excellent details. Very good composition indeed. Tfs.
delpeoples (59774) 2013-12-20 22:38
Salut cher Miro
What a pity that we missed seeing you in Sydney, but I understand how time flies so quickly and plans take over. This is one of my favourite shopping malls, one which my husband banned me from because it's too expensive. I love the golden colours, the excellent perspective created by the converging lines and your high POV. Nice work and a great photo for getting in the Christmas spirit.
jmdias (68643) 2013-12-21 4:47
excellent use of these diagonals. I liked the golden touch of the image.
I am something sad because my previous post was removed, something that make me to think to abandon this site like many other did before.
pierrefonds (71095) 2013-12-21 5:25
The presence of the people is adding life to the scene. The length of the arcade is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the interior of the Arcades. Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (152907) 2013-12-21 5:54
Ciao Miro, fascinating interior, excellent perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (33620) 2013-12-21 8:54
that really is a beautiful building, and the point of view you chose shows its gallery design and its Victorian trappings beautifully well. So much the bonus that the whole thing is captured with the warm Christmas lights which look excellent against the darker colored wood finish of the place. Lovely scene of a lovely place. Thanks for sharing!
All the best
Cricri (125832) 2013-12-21 10:42
Belle prise de lumière de haut en bas, la profondeur, les boiseries de couleurs chaudes avec les décorations, tout ce monde donne beaucoup d'ambiance agréable a la galerie
annjackman (21903) 2013-12-21 23:32
This is wonderfully festive with the Christmas lights and the rich colours of this Victorian interior. The shops look very welcoming.
Very well taken - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
macjake (72535) 2013-12-28 10:14
yes, i think we've seen this posted before from Lisa?
You show us an amazing indoor photo. I feel as if the lines and angles go on for infinity. As if i'm being pulled into a vortex :)
great photo all around
ourania (51079) 2013-12-28 13:16
this is a superb photo that gives us a deep, thorough and lively view into this fabulous arcade and its festive atmosphere. The perspectives and the details they carry along are captivating. It's so delightful and interesting to explore this place, there's so much to enjoy in the architecture, decoration and daily life scene. The light is diffused in such a pleasing way and the warm colours are beautiful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
mcmtanyel (28980) 2013-12-28 21:11
Welcome back! So, this is the precursor to modern shopping malls. It is truly a very elegant structure. Now your photo is equally elegant, with splendid light, excellent sharpness and lovely perspective. Is this through your new wide angle lens?
nikkitta (17068) 2013-12-29 14:17
Traveling again? never stoping?
Shopping are more or less the same , this is interesting being so old, well preserved, like the colored glass at the low level and the bright Xmas decoration, smart, not too much
Like the POV and perspective and of course the light management
Thanks for posting a quite new and far place
fabbs99 (17179) 2014-01-03 10:15
Happy New year and seasons greetings to you.I liked your coverage of this year's Christmas from across the globe.Keep sharing.
Have a great 2014,
pajaran (65714) 2014-01-17 13:37
Interesantan tekst o prodajnom prostoru i arhitekturi ...
Lep pogled na unutrasnjost Strand Arcade ...
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lerpo pokazana unutrasnjost i trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za kupovinu i druzenje.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article about the retail space and architecture ...
Nice view of the interior of the Strand Arcade ...
Good shot and perspective, nice interior and moment shown, beautiful colors.
Nice place for shopping and socializing.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
mjw364 (1466) 2014-02-11 12:54
Love the lines and the linear perspective that leads through to the vanishing point in the far distance. I like the way the lights and signs balance into a kind of "square" in the FG part of the composition too.
papagolf21 (109234) 2014-02-17 3:59
Bonjour, cher Miro,
Très belle composition rendant hommage à l'architecture du dix-neuvième siècle. A Paris, il existe également des galeries de ce genre, mais pas avec des étages marchands.
Un grand merci pour ce partage très édifiant.
Très bonne journée;
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (16273)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-26
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/6 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Christmas Mood [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-19 22:08