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St Marys Cathedral - Sydney Festival First Night - Australia by Bryan Freeman

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The Sydney Festival kicked off with a bang the first Saturday night after New Years Eve. It happens every January and the opening night is a feast for the eyes and ears.

Many streets in the Sydney CBD were closed to traffic and there were bands, light shows on buildings, acrobats, and DJ’s scattered throughout the CBD and Hyde Park.

It was a typical balmy summer evening for Sydney and it was fantastic to be able to walk down the streets without worrying about cars.

We went from one venue to the next, checking out the sights and sounds. Of course I had to take my camera with me and a tripod to capture Sydney in all it’s night time summer glory.

HDR – 3 time-lapse exposures, tone-mapped then adjusted offset colours, contrast in PS

Canon EOS 400D
Canon Lens 18-55mm
Timelapse exposure

The little black lines in the sky are fruit bats. There were hundreds of them out and about getting all fruity and batty.

2 February Featured in The Ashes – Australia vs England

4 February Featured in UK to Australia and Back

28 June Featured in Religious Architecture

8 November Featured in Religious Art and Photography

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Another one in this series you should take a gander at is Martin Place (see below):

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If you’d like to see my work that has been FEATURED (WOOHOO!) in a Group then Click -FEATURED!

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


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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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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    Wow a wonderful shot:0)

  • Hi Martina, thanks for your lovely comment.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • eon .
    eon .over 4 years ago

    The God Thingy got you there for this shot " – P GR8

  • LOL, yes, I’m sure she didn’t! ;-)

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Besides, the god thingy was well below the horizon when I took these images.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Soaps
    Soapsover 4 years ago

    I bet you guys had a great time, wonderful shot. Fine capture.

  • Thanks Soaps, yes, we had a great night out and best of all, it was free (apart from dinner, which was as expected – no such thing as a free lunch…errr, dinner).

    – Bryan Freeman

  • BCImages
    BCImagesover 4 years ago

  • Wow, thanks mate, that’s awesome news!

    – Bryan Freeman

  • CezB
    CezBover 4 years ago

    fantastic shot

  • Thanks Cez, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago


  • Thanks Scott.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

  • Thanks Gina

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 4 years ago


  • Wow, awesome news, many thanks for this wonderful honour!

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Julie, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskiabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks Leanna, that’s wonderful news.

    – Bryan Freeman

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