Vivid Sydney Opera House by Michael John

This is an image of the unique Sydney Opera House, with psychedelic colours and patterns.

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

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.

Theme Thursday, Feature Friday – Jun 2011
Canon Photography Only – Jun 2011
Snaptacular – Jan 2013

100 views at 20/6/11

I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...almost 4 years ago


  • Thanks Louise

    – Michael John

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

    Gosh, I love these images!

    Another beauty, Michael! Well done!!

  • Thanks for your support Donna!

    – Michael John

  • Albert
    Albertalmost 4 years ago

    wow…I’d love to see that in real life!!

  • It is an amazing sight! Thanks for the fave Albert.

    – Michael John

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsalmost 4 years ago

    Great capture Michael! Another gorgeous shot!:)

  • It’s hard to take a bad shot of it! Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael John

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 4 years ago

    psycho cool !! – another beauty Michael – love it !!

  • lol – a bit of a time warp. Thanks Gail!

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 4 years ago

    Nice colours MJ. Was there again tonight .. without taking a shot of the Opera House … a family night.

  • Thanks Michael

    – Michael John

  • virginian
    virginianalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you very much Judy

    – Michael John

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Another great capture of this wonderful light show !

  • Thanks Trish

    – Michael John

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkalmost 4 years ago

    great series Michael. love all the different colours.

  • There were heaps more! A great spectacle.

    – Michael John

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