Dress Sails - Sydney Vivid Festival - Sydney Opera House by Bryan Freeman

Dress Sails - Sydney Vivid Festival - Sydney Opera House by 

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Sydney Opera House all lit up as part of the Vivid Festival 2011

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Canon Lens 15-85mm

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Photos below are from the Vivid Festival 2010

Info on Vivid Festival 2010 below

Seven historic buildings had images and designs projected onto them from 6:00pm until midnight. The images are repeated/rotated at regular intervals.

The seven buildings that are lit during the festival are as follows:

St Mary’s Cathedral
Hyde Park Barracks
The Mint
Parliament House
State Library of New South Wales
Palace Garden Gate
Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The following information comes from:

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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  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 4 years ago

    looking good Bryan , havent gone to see it yet, looks like you were over the overseas terminal

  • Thanks Philip, yes, you’re right,I was there. It’s a bit of a hassle though with all the ferries going past and blocking the view.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 4 years ago

    lol yes i remember , battling the ferries in shots especially if your doing long exposures

  • The images aren’t up for very long this year so high iso/fast lenses are the go for this year’s vivid otherwise you’ll miss it.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • John Hare
    John Harealmost 4 years ago

    Superb Bryan!

  • Thanks very much John, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Dora Artemiadi
    Dora Artemiadialmost 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks, glad you like it.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • embracelife
    embracelifealmost 4 years ago

    Fab shot! :)

  • Thanks for your nice comment.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic series Bryan.

  • Thanks very much Don, glad you like them.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekalmost 4 years ago

    You always get the COOLEST shots Bryan………….Awesome!! ;-))

  • Aww shucks Stephanie, you say the nicest things! Thanks muchly. ;-)

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...almost 4 years ago

    WOW incredible colours!!!! Stunning capture :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Thanks very much Vicki, greatly appreciated and I’m very glad you like it.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanalmost 4 years ago

    Nice shots of the Vivid Festival Bryan. I saw the Opera House and Circular Quay last night during my Sydney business trip. Tony

  • Thanks Tony. Did you get any shots of them?

    – Bryan Freeman

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