Roofs of Sydney’s Opera House, photo taken from Circular Quay.
Sydney’s Opera House is situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney harbour opposite of Harbour Bridge and close to Royal Botanical Gardens and the Rocks.
The Opera House was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon and was officially opened on 20 October 1973.
The construction began in March 1959. The Opera House was built in three stages: stage I (1959–1963) consisted of building the upper podium; stage II (1963–1967) the construction of the outer shells; stage III (1967–1973) interior design and construction.
The original cost and scheduling estimates in 1957 projected a cost of 7 million AUD and completion date of 26 January 1963 on Australia Day. In actuality, the project was completed ten years late and more than fourteen times over budget, having final cost of 102 million AUD.
But it became one of the most beautiful modern buildings in the world.
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Subhogen (4049) 2014-02-04 1:42
Good close up view of the opera house in Sydney Like the inclusion of the lone lady in the composition to provide sense of scale. The roof shapes present wonderful graphism. The contrast between the blue sky and the roof is very eye-catching. Thanks for sharing a fine photo with warm light and natural colours.
Royaldevon (24388) 2014-02-04 1:45
It is always pleasing to see people's interpretation of this iconic building.
I like what you have done here.
You have given the impression that the roof is opening like the soft top on a convertible car.
The details are sharp with a good understanding of the textures. The figure, nicely placed does gives us a sense of the scale.
Have a great day,
krzychu30 (14996) 2014-02-04 2:18
the "icon" of Sydney becomes here really amazing look!
I like your close-up vision of this famous building as well as the light you utilized here to create so pleasant visual effect.
Have a nice day
Sergiom (50762) 2014-02-04 5:44
Probablement le monument architectural le plus photographié en Australie, et pour cause, il est absolument fantastique, comme des voiles au vent. Le cadrage serré est intéressant.
Fis2 (79866) 2014-02-04 6:51
I like POV and colors.
Person add savor of photo.
williamcoombs1 (341) 2014-02-04 6:52
You've captured the opera house so well, in a fresh new way. The inclusion of the woman and the variety in the sky also add great interest. It's wonderful to see the detail on the roof sections, rather than just the usual 'white' that most photographs show. Super!
emka (68788) 2014-02-04 7:10
Hello Miro, Nice close up of the famous roofs. Good inclusion of the girl, giving us a clue to the scale. Pleasant composition. Eyecatching colours.
Warm regards from Latvia
Miguel82 (17325) 2014-02-04 7:13
The symbol of Sydney Miro, the Opera house, good focus on that fantastic artwork, neat picture, nice hues, useful photo comment, all the best, greetings
adidas5nb (4073) 2014-02-04 7:55
love the presentation here,only of the roof of this world famous structure.love the light and the tight frame.the presence of the woman makes this frame even more interesting.
ikeharel (48454) 2014-02-04 9:08
Good evening Miro,
This famous building has many "faces" on diff. times and hours taken.
Marvelousely taken the view, the lady whos standing there gave extra vivid factor to the whole.
*** Glad to bring knowledge about the Triberg falls to the TE commu., and especially to you who's living not far from this location.
danos (80977) 2014-02-04 9:16
really these roofs of Sydney’s Opera House are so well known all aroud the world and especially between photographers.I like the tight frame with the excelent light and colour management to enhance the beauty and the singularity of its architectural style.Well done.
eldancer1 (23162) 2014-02-04 9:45
Indeed! This roof is recognizable anywhere in the world. Nicely captured with good pov and nice details. Very well done, tfs.
Noel_Byrne (17381) 2014-02-04 9:54
A beautiful post of this, most iconic roofline! The deep contrast works so well here, bringing the shadows out wonderfully and emphasizing the design of the roof itself, I have never actually noticed the fine designs inside the roof as I can here. The woman in the composition is nice too, her inclusion makes me smile!
All the best
pierrefonds (53358) 2014-02-04 13:36
The tight frame is putting the opera in evidence. The point of view is showing with precision the détails and the colours of the roof of the opera. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
dta (60313) 2014-02-04 13:45
Hello Miro ,
Whar an interesting close up of the icocnic building ! I like the presence of the girl . Superb details especially in the large beta TE version .
jcpix (9324) 2014-02-04 18:44
Instantly recognizable, and always a pleasure to look upon. Just like the Eiffel Tower, it's a true test to find a new and interesting way of presenting such a famous attraction. I think what you've done here to include the lady in white is just brilliant. Although we know the landmark, the eye is drawn towards that contrast, but in a way, that by no means, takes focus from the main subject...it's the perfect little touch of distinction...and is tremendous for scale. One of these days I'm going to make it there on person, and this image is further inspiration. Have a great day ahead. Take it easy.
fabbs99 (14499) 2014-02-04 23:07
Excellent shot of the Sydney Opera House.The girl appears to have been morphed here .Nice colors and sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
abmdsudi (36444) 2014-02-04 23:44
Stunning architecture, wonderful shapes, curves and details on one of Sydney's great iconic buildings probably the most famous opera house in the world with its endless photographic possibilities. Great comp and viewpoint in cracking light and tone revealing its features sharp in focus particularly. I love detail on the roofs is simply brilliant. The person draws viewers I think you're right, the inclusion really adds to a sense of scale and gives a good focal point. Delightful shot in it's simplicity, Congrats. TFS
subhendu_bagchi (24447) 2014-02-05 1:03
wow, excellent presentation of this well famous architecture. Like the graphical effect in this minimal composition. Great sharp image with nice colours. Superb work. Tfs.
adramad (33650) 2014-02-05 7:34
Superb POV and framing rarely seen, this icon of modern architecture, very well managed the shadows and highlights that make these spectacular decks, highlighting that lovely blue sky.
A sunny day, giving a lovely range of soft color tones.
As usual, great sharpness and brightness.
Have a good evening.
All the best, my friend.
ourania (22868) 2014-02-05 10:30
a very interesting and pleasing close up to the iconic roofs of Sydney's Opera House. I like how the shapes unfold within your tight frame, they have a fine rhythm and their textures are attractive too. The warmly lit roofs, the blue sky and the dense shadows make a delightful combination. The lady's presence is a surprising and intriguing detail. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
claudeD (28958) 2014-02-06 2:03
very fine view from Australia showing really this famous roofs. Excellent composition and fine sharpness for this very well framed picture.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (97153) 2014-02-06 10:26
Gros plan sur cette magnifique architecture de l'opéra, j'aime beaucoup cette création moderne, tout bon avec la présence de la fille habillée de blanc, le jeu ombre et une texture incroyablement bien rendue
Nicou (111497) 2014-02-08 5:19
La dame en blanc au balcon quelle vue et iamge sueprbe ces formes ce tons le ciel pur et limpide parfaite compo.
Bravo et amitié
jmdias (50391) 2014-04-01 1:43
really it is an impressive modern building, its shapes are fantastic and this angle is perfect to show how beautiful it is. nice light and inclusion of the personage.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (10942)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Architectural Details [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-04 1:24