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Smooth Sailing - Circular Quay - Sydney Harbour - Australia by Bryan Freeman
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We couldn’t make it to the fireworks over Sydney Harbour last night due to our little boy needing his sleep, so we went there today instead. It was rather crowded with lots of tourists. It was also very hot and the harbour was rather choppy, but you can make the waters smooth if you use an ND400 filter and some timelapse photography.

Canon 7D
Canon Lens 15-85mm
HDR (tripod), 5 images, from 10 seconds to 30 at 5 second intervals

The following information comes from:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House

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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Bryan lives in Sydney, Australia and loves to travel. Bryan enjoys creating landscapes scenes using his Canon DSLR cameras and lenses. While Bryan loves the quality film can bring to a scene, he also enjoys the creativity and versatility that digital imaging has brought to everyone.

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Comments

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    stunning !!!

  • Thanks Guendalyn

    – Bryan Freeman

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    Beautiful!!

  • Thanks very much, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

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