Red Sails - SYDNEY. AUSTRALIA by Bryan Freeman

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The Sydney Opera House with a water taxi skimming past, taken from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Taken this morning, 23 Sept. 2009, during the dust storm.

Canon EOS 400D
Canon Lens 18-55mm

23 September Featured in JPG Cast-Offs

8 December Featured in ≈• Monochrome •≈

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The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, who, in 2003, received the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honour. The citation stated:

“ There is no doubt that the Sydney Opera House is his masterpiece. It is one of the great iconic buildings of the 20th century, an image of great beauty that has become known throughout the world – a symbol for not only a city, but a whole country and continent. ”

The Sydney Opera House was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007. Currently, it is the most recently constructed World Heritage Site to be designated as such, sharing this distinction with such ancient landmarks as Stonehenge and the Giza Necropolis. It is one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings and one of the most famous performing arts centres in the world.

The Sydney Opera House is situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It sits at the northeastern tip of the Sydney central business district (the CBD), surrounded on three sides by the harbour (Sydney Cove and Farm Cove) and neighboured by the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Contrary to its name, the building houses multiple performance venues. As one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world, hosting over 1,500 performances each year attended by some 1.2 million people, the Sydney Opera House provides a venue for many performing arts companies including the four key resident companies Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony, and presents a wide range of productions on its own account. It is also one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, with more than seven million people visiting the site each year, 300,000 of whom take a guided tour.

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The links below will take you to various sets of my work:

  1. Persepolis
  2. Pasargadae
  3. Persia
  4. Esfahan – Iran
  5. Shiraz – Iran
  6. Time Lapse
  7. Black & White
  8. High Dynamic Range – HDR
  9. Birds
  10. Sydney
  11. Luna Park – Sydney
  12. Long Flat – NSW
  13. Sofala
  14. Fireworks

I live in Sydney, Australia and love to travel. I enjoy creating landscapes scenes using my Canon DSLR cameras and lenses.

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  • D Byrne
    D Byrneover 5 years ago

    Like the wash from the water taxi. Nice one.

  • Thanks Drec, the red light from the dust reflected off everything.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyover 5 years ago

    This came across from our desert in South Australia and look what it did to your Opera House. Apologies but it made for a cracking shot. Well done and I hope that it wasn’t too difficult to breathe today. An instant fave.

  • Thanks Elana, appreciate your comments and the fav.
    It was difficult walking up hills and tasting the dust, and knowing that I’d “pay” for it later. However, I think it was worth it as I got lots of great shots, these are but a few.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacover 5 years ago

    Cool shot! Hope your camera didn’t get any dust in it!! : )

  • Thanks Jenny. I hope my camera didn’t get any dust in it too. I’ll pull it apart on the weekend when I’m positive al the dust has gone, just to make sure.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • gail anderson
    gail andersonover 5 years ago

  • Awesome, thanks for the Feature, greatly appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • James Iles
    James Ilesover 5 years ago

    It looks so beautiful, but I’m glad I’m not over there in the dust storm.

  • Thanks James, appreciated. The dust storm lasted probably 12 hours in total then was blown out to sea by strong winds. It was amazing to see the blue sky again after being in an orange/red glow for so long.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • inglesina
    inglesinaover 5 years ago


  • Thanks Inglesina, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 5 years ago

    Stunning pp & capture!

  • Thanks Svetlana, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • ShotsOfLove
    ShotsOfLoveover 5 years ago

    Hi Bryan! I think we caught the same taxi on Wednesday!! :- )
    Come and have a look at mine…
    Bravo on your fabulous image:- )

  • Thanks for our lovely comment, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760about 5 years ago

    Congratulations from your hosts at Monochrome!

  • Woohoo, thanks Colin, that’s fantastic.

    – Bryan Freeman

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