Vivid Sydney Opera House by Michael John

This is a photo of the unique Sydney Opera House showing each sail lit with a different colour. These colours are reflected in the water below.

It was captured during the ‘Lighting the Sails’ Vision Spectacular, being lit with specially coloured lights.

The Sydney Opera House is a performing arts centre. It was conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon in 1973. Utzon received the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honour, in 2003.

The Sydney Opera House was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. It is one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings and one of the most famous performing arts centres in the world.

Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Canon G12, HDR.

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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 4 years ago

    I love it… These lights fascinate me. So intriguing – I’d love to see how they go about setting up the lights. :) So beautiful. Wonderful capture, Michael… and the reflection on the water is just great! Well done.

  • Yes, I like the solid colours in this one. It really is mind-boggling how they could set it all up to be so precise with the colours and patterns. Thanks for the fave Donna!

    – Michael John

  • Liza Barlow
    Liza Barlowalmost 4 years ago

    Another spectacular display of the ‘Lighting the Sails’ Vision Spectacular, well captured and I love how the colours are reflected in the water.

  • Yes, it turned out well. Thanks for commenting and for the fave Liza!

    – Michael John

  • virginian
    virginianalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this splendid place. A fave.

  • Thanks for the fave Judy, much appreciated.

    – Michael John

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonalmost 4 years ago

    This is the first time I’ve seen these lights, what an amazing job they do, they looks spectacular, love the coloured reflections, love image Michael :o)

  • It is an amazing sight there. Thanks for the great comment Josie.

    – Michael John

  • myraj
    myrajalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture and interesting reading Michael

  • Thank you very much Myra

    – Michael John

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 4 years ago

    I have a daughter who lives at Darlinghurst… maybe I should go visit with her. :) When does the light show run to, do you know?

  • For another 5 days I think.

    – Michael John

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanalmost 4 years ago

    Great capture Michael. I am in Sydney tonight so I will go and take a look. Tony

  • Thanks for the fave Tony. Hope it’s not too cold for you!

    – Michael John

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks

    – Michael John

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBluealmost 4 years ago

    Our famous icon at it’s best Mike. Well done matey ;)

  • Thanks for the comment Julie

    – Michael John

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghalmost 4 years ago

    Oh wow, this is amazing!!! Great colours and reflections what more can you ask for?
    Was this from this year?

  • Yes, one of the many images from this year. Thanks for the comment and for the fave Sharon!

    – Michael John

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