As a follow-on from my previous photo, Vivid Sydney is on at the moment in my city. Significant landmarks are illuminated, and of course our two biggest icons have taken a starring role. This view is taken from the concourse at Sydney Opera House. You can see the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Luna Park in the far distance.
Canon 5D MkII
17mm using 17-40mm lens
Tripod & Cable shutter release
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COSTANTINO (62669) 2014-05-31 1:53
Hello dear friend
here we have a shot of first class quality
a nocturne shot is always difficult
because everything here is illuminated
its the first time I see Sydney Opera
House so perfectly presented like
a space ship in the space
welldone and wellseen
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-05-31 2:26
Hello Lisa - Colours rich and attractive and the melee of people in the FG illustrate perfectly the 'Vivid Sydney' event. I like this composition and viewpoint as I think the figures add a liveliness to the scene and the iconic landmarks are presented in an original way.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-05-31 2:43
c'est une magnifique composition aux couleurs sublimes. Félicitations.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-31 2:44
a shot that demonstrates the word "vivid" so accurately. It looks amazing and this shot captures the mood atmosphere and wonder of this light show so beautifully. Gob-smacking springs to mind, but as an adjective is probably a bit too coarse a description of what is after all something a bit more elegant and sophisticated. Blame my cockney upbringing for that!! Awesome place and image!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
cornejo (39351) 2014-05-31 3:57
Hello dear Lisa, very good view of this interesting and beautiful scene of daily nightlife in the charming town with some interesting and beautiful buildings lit in the background, very well captured with a great pov, in this great and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, pretty light, color and quality. Great work and pretty well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
mirosu (15972) 2014-05-31 5:47
You are lucky to be able to witness these colourful Sydney celebrations. The Opera House and the Harbour Bridge are nicely illuminated. I like your viewpoint, allowing to see the people enjoying this colourful even. I can see that I am always visiting Sydney in wrong time.
Very well done.
photoray (13725) 2014-05-31 6:55
Howdy Vividissima Lisa,
Very attractive Sydney night panorama, from the people enjoying it all from the harbor side tables, to the pink illuminated Opera House, across the reflected waters to the Coat Hanger and city lights.
Truly one of Earth's great metros,
sabermonajati (11059) 2014-05-31 7:10
amazing landscape you captured on night .this composition and light management is skillful.
Noel_Byrne (29183) 2014-05-31 8:16
Beauty of a shot, complete beauty. I know I mentioned on the last post that it was a unique view of the opera house, but this is totally diffierent and I can say with pure honesty that I have never seen this view before. Never mind the fact that its blancmange pink too :) The sky has a wonderful brown tone to it, very unusual, and off in the distance that skyline I envy so much. Beautiful exposure and the colors are amazing.
Thanks as always, hope you're having a wickedly good weekend.
williewhistler (16193) 2014-05-31 12:16
I rather like the inclusion of so many people enjoying the night air in the FG and of course the Bridge and SOH are instantly recognisable in a nicely balanced shot.
We were hoping to visit later this year but Gladys has recently been been told that the cataracts in each eye have worsened and that they now need attention,we have no idea how long the waiting list is for the operation,estimates vary between 3-4 months so we may have to put plans on hold for a while.We`ll have to wait and see,sorry about the pun!
Kindest thoughts and wishes,
Silvio1953 (136705) 2014-05-31 12:22
Eh Lisa, più vivida di così, ci vogliono gli occhiali da sole anche se è notte, spettacolare notturna, sei riuscita a gestire le alte luci senza bruciare nulla e senza perdere un dettaglio, bravissima
lousat (87134) 2014-05-31 15:24
Esagerata!! Tutti i colori e le bellezze disponibili le hai messe insieme in un quadro incredibile.Che vita,che tonalita' e che dettagli,10 e lode,un vero piacere da osservare con calma per coglierne tutti gli aspetti.Buona Domenica,Luciano
carlo62 (43557) 2014-05-31 15:31
ma questo è uno spettacolo vero!!!!
Non so come sei riuscita a mettere insieme così tante luci, ma lo hai fatto in modo fantastico.
Complimenti, gran bella notturna, elettrizzante e piena di vita.
federico (3476) 2014-05-31 15:48
ciao lisa, molto bella questa foto notturna, un'esposizione perfetta e una composizione piena direi,
abmdsudi (50496) 2014-05-31 19:17
A great low light take offering a wider perspective featuring the vibrant harbour side with human element boosting the liveliness. Clarity is smartly handled, and pin sharp where it matters with clear view of the famous landmarks framing so strategically in the background. This really fits the happy mood in gorgeous colors, the shimmering water is a real bonus adding the extra oomph all together combined to transform this to a mouth-watering shot. Delightful night capture! and TFS
jjcordier (79295) 2014-06-01 0:00
Excellente photo nocturne de Sydney avec cette illumination particulière de l'opéra.
Disabled_A (0) 2014-06-01 5:49
I saw this on FB - now on TrekEarth :) I consider it a perfectly composed shot. These "ghosts" of moving people in the foreground add a dynamic effect, and the brightly lit place with those tables and people add a touch of warmth (figuratively speaking, of course) to this scene :)
I love that "star" on the Opera House!
ikeharel (67205) 2014-06-01 6:28
Missing only the fireworks, Lisa, a stunning view over the known Sydney monuments, the special and intriguing design of the Opera, and the big bridge.
people out on the promenade gave extra vivid and vibrant texture to the impressive night shot.
miumiu (6113) 2014-06-01 6:41
Amazing photo and city!
l love the nightlife atmosphere.
Opera House looks like a wonderful, shiny pearl by the night lights. The sharpness is excellent.
Very attractive place, l hope, l will visit in my life.
Cricri (115557) 2014-06-01 9:45
Hi dear Lisa
Très jolie composition, j'aime toutes ces lumières et les couleurs magnifiques de l'opéra, bravo pour le POV et la réalisation
npecanhuk (73492) 2014-06-01 19:43
This picture is wonderful too!
Now I have the bridge and the Opera together!
It must be amazing to be there at that moment!
TFS - congrats,
tatadalou (7445) 2014-06-03 20:25
The opera and the bridge forms a nice layout to your composition. Your picture shows a very intense night life on the shore of the river. So much peoople seems to enjoy vivid colours of Sydney !
Gigidusud (19881) 2014-06-04 14:52
Ciao cara Lisa,
Fantastica notturna di Sydney con una scena animata in primo piano. Una bella atmosfera festiva ben catturata con un ottimo POV. Complimenti!
mkamionka (34609) 2014-06-08 13:46
wow, this is really impressive. You have found a great POV to include all the famous landmarks plus the amazing foreground which is so busy and so full of life. I love Sydney already! This is a real master piece! I like the star shaped light on top of the Opera.
macjake (64704) 2014-06-10 10:35
oh its great to be back in Canada :)
hope that doesn't sound bad!
but you know what i mean...after a month on the road taking trains, planes, boats, hiking up and down on a bad knee, having to pay 1.5 Euro for public bathrooms (such a strange notion having to pay for toilets), its just nice to come home to well...HOME :)
now that the Travel bug has been fulfilled, its fun to go over all the photos and start organizing too - thats the second half of the trip!
Great shot here Lisa, surprised it hasn't reached that 100 pt level - thats where it belongs.
2 iconic subjects, a perfect star on the far right, wicked colors and illumination, and the fellow standing on the far left looks like he's pointing a gun at someone...now thats a TE photo! haha
wonderful shot all around, really do enjoy it. a unique peek into Sydney.
Can't wait to post my shots from Naples - i'm betting that i have at least 1, possibly 2 that will knock your socks off. I'm HOPING that you havn't seen it before in Naples, but you probably have. Not sure when i'll post it, but you know when i do
see you around
Kielia (24077) 2014-06-11 9:14
this is so attractive with the colours attracting the eye. Compositionally, the shot is well balanced – and the people who are attending this wonderful event are adding a very fascinating human element. My compliments!
adores (43869) 2014-07-01 17:58
The Opera House is beautiful with those colours and the place has so much life: it's a beautiful night shot, with a very good exposure and the pov was also very well chosen!