Ghost Ship - Sydney - Australia by Bryan Freeman

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There’s a story that has done the rounds in Sydney for ages about a ghost ship that plies the harbour. It was once a ferry that worked the harbour, before the bridge was built. It sank in fog one cold winter’s night and all on it perished. You’d think that most Australians could swim however, it being winter, they had their winter woollies on which dragged them all down. Their cries wafted across the water borne by the Sirens out of the thick fog and were heard on shore by those waiting for the ferry to arrive. Many a gentle soul perished that night in circumstances so wretched.

I took this photo this evening however, I didn’t think much of it when I saw it in the camera lcd screen as it seemed underexposed. When I loaded it onto my computer I could make out some sort of ghostly image. I increased the lighting a bit and then increased the contrast to previously unexplored levels and the ghost ship materialised before my very eyes.

Old fisherman/wives tale? I think not!

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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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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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  • James Watson
    James Watsonabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks James, I think that’s a good thing….yes?

    – Bryan Freeman

  • James Watson
    James Watsonabout 5 years ago

    Yes It’s very good.

  • Thanks James, appreciated mate.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • ChristineBetts
    ChristineBettsabout 5 years ago

    great shot:)

  • Thanks Christine

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks Scott, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • voltaireview
    voltaireviewabout 5 years ago

    Nice POV and balck and white adds character

  • Thanks mate, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawabout 4 years ago

    Far out shot! Nice ghost effect.

  • Thanks very much wolfepaw

    – Bryan Freeman

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

  • Awesome news. Thanks very much Kathy.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Mark  Lucey
    Mark Luceyover 3 years ago

    Nice story Bryan and the pic isn’t bad either. Congrats on the feature!!

  • Thanks Mark.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Stephen Muller
    Stephen Mullerover 3 years ago

    Great shot, like the story too.

  • Thanks Stephen, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Spooky :-p

  • Cheers mate.

    – Bryan Freeman

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