I just saw an episode of BBC series Engineering Connections describing inventions and civil engineering behind the construction of Sydney Opera House. That inspired me to upload this shot taken at the Opera Bar two years ago.
Sydney Opera House is an architectural marvel that required special construction techniques. So called 'shells' of the building are actually precast concrete panels supported by precast and post-tensioned concrete ribs. Forms of shells are sections of sphere. This solution allows arches of varying length to be cast in a common mould, reducing costs. The design is also one of the first in the world to use araldite to glue the precast structural elements together.
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korbee (6555) 2011-05-15 6:52
Hi Kari this is exeptional view,Ive seen 1000s of picturesof this building,but never like perspective,its great.
npecanhuk (56368) 2011-05-15 6:57
Attractive picture of that world famous building!
Original pov and composition!
Management of artificial light and colors are excellent!
TFS - congrats,
jaywalker (16091) 2011-05-15 8:03
Hi Kari, What a glorious photo of this stunning building, the strong blue sky adds extra beauty & the lighting is truly out-standing, a wonderful photo, kind regards Wilson.
buscape (6219) 2011-05-15 15:30
fine management of light capturing this famous architecture. Nice to see the detailed patterns on the white ceramic tiles. Fine presentation, I like it.
jhm (128049) 2011-05-16 2:51
You shows us a wonderful picture of the Sydney Opera House.
Truly a modern architecture.
Sharpness and clarity, together with the colors are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
claudeD (26980) 2011-05-16 11:04
excellent blue hour shot with a perfect light managment.Excellent sharpness.Very well seen and done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mauro61 (52545) 2011-05-17 8:50
immagini che abbiamo imparato a conoscere grazie ai tanti amici australiani.
Buono il tuo POV dal basso con la gente alla base del teatro,
delpeoples (48654) 2011-05-17 22:56
Now this place looks a little familliar. Nice POV of our Opera House and you've taught me something new: I did not know they used ARALDITE to glue it together! Amazing. Excellent blue tones, sharpness and detail. I hope you got to enjoy a meal or a drink (or 5) at some of those restaurants and bars, they are good!
Have a good week and TFS
ellelloo (6570) 2011-05-20 7:34
This close and original POV allows one to see details of the construction. Your note also gives interesting information of the construction. Well managed light and fine details.
pablominto (53744) 2011-05-23 2:35
One of the most popular subjects for photography, but we rarely see this kind of close-up!
The great lines in the architecture come well out, and the point of view is adding dynamics...
Well exposed and good details!
macjake (45588) 2011-07-19 17:03
i'm glad you were inspired to upload this.
its a perfect time of night, with the soft blue hour lighting.
we can clearly see the panels of sea shells, and the smaller design patterns.
the linear light bulbs area smart addition.
clear and sharp
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (22686)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/6 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Down under searching for sunshine
- Theme(s): Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-15 6:28