This is one of the shots taken on a lovely evening in Sydney with Lisa and Kevin,oh how we miss those summer nights...
Sorry, but for some reason I`ve had to remove the exif data to make the image small enough for TE.
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pajaran (49023) 2013-05-26 2:16
Lep pogled u noci ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto u noci.
Nice view at night ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice place shown on the night.
All the best.
snunney (79973) 2013-05-26 2:35
What a magnificent night time view of Sydney Harbour. Very well composed and expertly exposed. I like very much the juxtaposition between the railing down below and the bridge up above. Light, colours and clarity are all exceptional. Thanks for sharing.
chawax (18657) 2013-05-26 2:42
Wow ! Great blue hour shot ! The POV is excellent and the artificial lights are great. Great atmosphere !
Royaldevon (26855) 2013-05-26 2:48
There is so much to like about this photograph; the attractive railings go across one diagonal, whilst the bridge, with its iconic shape and detailed structure, takes an opposing line. Between the two, Sydney poses with its lights and its waterfront, colourful and appealing.
The colours look like a HDR shot but I'm sure you would have mentioned it if that had been the case.
Have a lovely Sunday, from a sunny Trawden,
dta (63552) 2013-05-26 2:52
Hello Leslie ,
What a gorgeous night capture ! Composition , POV , colors , light management : all is perfect .
lousat (72907) 2013-05-26 2:58
Waaw Les! Absolutely fantastic! One of the most spectacular blue hours never seen on TE,no doubts.I like a lot the magnificent pespective taken under the bridge,very very bright colors and magic details too,amazing colorful reflections on the water too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Silvio1953 (117027) 2013-05-26 3:05
Ciao Leslie, amazing view of fantastic bridge, fashinating refleùcions, splendid light, excellent perspective and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
yquem46 (38382) 2013-05-26 3:06
A splendid compo with the long perspective of the bridge
Perfect exposure and nice blue hour colors
however at the risk of being somewhat a killjoy among the compliments, I think it's a tad over sharpened, making the image look a bit unnatural
A great shot nonetheless
have a nice sunday, best regards
joudit (199) 2013-05-26 3:52
amazing night time photo from Sydney.
Colors and sharpness are great, your POV is excellente.
It's more like a painting than a photo.
Have a nice weekend.
SnapRJW (29414) 2013-05-26 4:08
Wow Leslie - This is very special. The POV is obviously spot-on but it is the exposure which really impresses here. All the detail beneath the bridge has been masterfully captured. The shot has great light balance and punchy colour. Impressive work! Have a lovely Sunday Rosemary
Sergiom (55443) 2013-05-26 4:42
Très spectaculaire cette photo du célèbre pont de Sydney. Le poste traitement est très avantageux et donne l'impression d'une image de jeu vidéo tellement c'est détaillé et coloré.
cargus (8028) 2013-05-26 6:35
Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.
delpeoples (52737) 2013-05-26 7:00
What a wonderful shot. The rainbow of colours you achieved here really is extraordinary and I love how the silver lights of the Bridge contrast with the cobalt blues and wonderful reflections on the water. The water looks like wet cement. The image has been exposed superbly. I've read the critique about over sharpening. I don't think that has happened, possibly a heavy contrasting, but then this has revealed the marvellous clouds in the sky. Excellent shot and another beautiful memory of that special time we all had together.
Hugs to you and G
fabbs99 (16125) 2013-05-26 7:48
Great shot with lots of patience. A very well composed photo with great use of light. The deep depth of field is perfect.A quality image and stunning presentation.
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
cornejo (28607) 2013-05-26 10:24
Hi Les, lovely view of this beautiful evening in this interesting place, very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. A wonderful image of a lovely time, with good sharpness, depth and quality. A nice, good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
siudzi (32703) 2013-05-26 10:35
Your selected POV worked perfectly to provide us with such an outstanding night presentation. Love the composition taken so carefully with many details and charming colors. Very well seen and executed image. TFS.
mesutilgim (80654) 2013-05-26 11:10
What an amazing capture from Sydney. A real symphony of colors and joy !
TFS and best regards
worldcitizen (6523) 2013-05-26 13:16
Gorgeous shot! The long exposure is really beautiful; there are so many colors and lights. I love the way you composed the shot, with the Opera House under the frame of the bridge, and with the city in the distance. Very nice! :-)
rigoletto (34229) 2013-05-26 14:42
Nowadays i see lots of photos from Australia, which is both great and sad for me, as you make me dream a dream which cannot come true, the place is too far from here...
Long exposure creates wonders and the two icons of Sydney are crowned with delicate colors. I agree with Patrick about the sharpness issue, but with those LCD screens, i guess anything related to colors, contrast, brightness and sharpness are mostly debatable. Sometimes i do receive some feedbacks related to lack of sharpness for photos which look pin sharp on my screen settings...
Miguel82 (21036) 2013-05-26 15:01
Good evening Leslie,
Original pov, wonderful night capture, Sydney opera, the bridge and city towers, you obtain amazing colors
Gigidusud (13669) 2013-05-26 15:19
Wow! Fantastic picture of Sydney! I love it!
npecanhuk (61668) 2013-05-26 16:53
Wonderful night & urban & architecture picture!
That place is very beautiful and your picture got it right!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, exposure and colors!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
adidas5nb (4502) 2013-05-26 18:48
this is such an unusual angle of the sydney harbour bridge,and yet even from the thumbnail i could say that this is S.H. BRIDGE.that is whats so great about these iconic structures around the world.and you have shot in fantastically.great light management in the blue hour.love the angle and the pov,which includes the opera house and downtown sydney.
mcmtanyel (10959) 2013-05-26 19:38
A feast of colors and shapes to the eyes. It is a multifocal image. The bridge takes the eye to the skyline of Sydney and the banister points to the Opera House. It's just terrific!
timecapturer (45707) 2013-05-27 4:42
exquisite night shot of this famous place. The lights and detailing here are glorious and this impressive image captures the atmosphere and essence of Sydney superbly. Amazing!
Have a great week - Brian.
eldancer1 (25674) 2013-05-27 7:22
Wow! Beautiful! It's amazing that the clouds remains clear after a 22 seconds exposure. Great lighting and awesome colors with good saturation. Very well done, tfs.
ourania (27306) 2013-05-27 13:20
this is a magnificent picture not only for the spectacular sight of the lights and the iconic elements it contains but also due to your composition and light and colour management. The point of view has made the most of the dynamic and imposing bridge which draws our glance to the other side irresistibly. The bridge itself is as fascinating as the distant view; the sharpness on it is amazing. I love the bold warm colours and the brightness you chose for this picture, they are wonderfully contrasted by the darker and deeper tones. Marvellous work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
kiks (11749) 2013-05-28 13:11
Fantastic colors of this well known POV. The xposure is extremly good resulting in an wonderful image.
ChrisJ (94842) 2013-05-29 8:54
This image could easily be used to promote both Sydney and Australia as a world class destination. A fantastic blue hour shot with impeccable sharpness and wonderful reflections in the harbour. Well composed using the rule of thirds. A truly outstanding image. Tfs!
Robert1969 (6858) 2013-05-30 0:20
The excellent point of view makes the bridge
tougher, longer and higher and creates also
a lots of depth. Light management and the
composition are also great.
tyro (18952) 2013-06-01 18:14
How churlish of me not to have commented upon this one before now because it is a stunning photograph of this iconic structure!
We do, of course, see many pictures of this but, for you, this must bring back some delightful memories of your recent Australian trip as well as your meeting with Lisa and Kevin.
I can't help but think that Lisa and Kevin took you both here but that does not mean that they were in any way influential in how you took this lovely picture or how you processed it once you had taken it.
Of course, your composition is amazingly bold and strong, the lines of the bridge making a strong statement but with the Opera House perfectly placed off to the left. The light is perfect and the reflections on the calm water are divine.
Fabulous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
PaulVDV (20753) 2013-06-02 9:19
What a brilliant blue hour picture with so many different colours.
Excellent composition and outstanding sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
sevy (15357) 2013-06-03 0:04
A famous subject, but the very good point of view and composition you finally succeed to got is very pleasant for eye. Even more with the good exposure sharing all the city lights.
vjmite (3724) 2013-06-06 4:29
A classic view of the bridge and Opera House. Sharp and with an ethereal light bringing out the colours on the water surface.
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (12739)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-13
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: NikonD300s, 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/5.6, 22 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-26 2:07
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