Mahon Pool Sunrise - Maroubra - NSW - Australia by Bryan Freeman

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Canon 7D
Canon Lens 15-85mm

My lovely wife left me on my lonesome for a month last year (October) while she travelled to her homeland to introduce our baby son to her family and friends.

Thinking I’d have some nice long sleeps/sleep-ins I hadn’t planned on taking any sunrise photos. That is until I realised that without my son and wife here I couldn’t sleep properly and was waking up early anyway. So one morning I was lying awake at around 4am thinking, if I get up now I can be at Maroubra Beach before sunrise and fire off a few time-lapse shots. So I scrambled out of bed, threw on some clothes, grabbed the camera and the tripod and I was away. This is one of those shots from that morning just before the sun popped up over the horizon. Oh, and it was bloody cold that morning too!

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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.

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 Faganabout 3 years ago

    wonderful image & brill work~ Tina

  • Thanks very much Tina, appreciated

    – Bryan Freeman

  • William Bullimore
    William Bullimoreabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful composition and processing Bryan.

  • Thanks very much William

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Ian English
    Ian Englishalmost 3 years ago

    Nice shot Bryan, it’s a great spot !!

  • Thanks Ian, yes, it is a great spot

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful composition mate..nice work Bryan.

  • Thanks Warren

    – Bryan Freeman

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent capture.

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  • Thanks very much.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Outstanding capture love the light and colour.

  • Thanks for all your comments Julie, greatly appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibalmost 3 years ago

    Well done and congratulations on achieving the top ten in our Ocean Tidal Pool Challenge.

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  • Thanks mate.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Roddy Atkinson
    Roddy Atkinsonover 2 years ago

    Worth the early rise, cracking shot mate!

  • Thanks very much mate.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • BryanHill
    BryanHillover 1 year ago

    a beautiful place, Great shot and who needs sleep when you can see this in the morning.

  • Thanks Bryan, my sentiments exactly. ;-)

    – Bryan Freeman

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