Vivid Sunset - Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge by Erik Schlogl

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Sydney Opera illuminated in colour as part of LUMINOUS, “a festival of music, ideas, light and performance,” curated by Brian Eno and part of Vivid Sydney 2009, a new winter festival in the capital city of New South Wales, Australia. The Sydney Opera House is a performing arts complex comprising multiple venues. Its iconic design, conceived by Danish architect Jørn Utzon in 1957, has resulted in it being awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. The project of its construction commenced in 1958. It was finally completed in 1973, ten years later than planned.

Many people photographed the Opera House when it was lit up like this, but here’s a capture I couldn’t resist uploading.

Equipment : Nikon D300, tripod, Nikon 18-200mm lens
Technique: 5 bracketed RAW images (2EV steps from -4EV to +4EV), processed in Photomatix and tidied up slightly in Lightroom.

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506 views as at 9th November 2009.


  • Anthony Caffery
    Anthony Cafferyover 5 years ago

    Great HDR shot!. Love the colours. Unfortuately I was unable to make it to Sydney to see the Vivid Festival.

  • Thanks – supposedly they’re planning to make this an annual event, though this year’s festival will be a hard act to follow.

    – Erik Schlogl

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 5 years ago

    Another beautiful capture- love the treatment!!

  • Thanks – believe it or not, this is pretty much how it looked to the naked eye. HDR was just needed to digitally capture the image!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Brendan Schoon
    Brendan Schoonover 5 years ago

    Great shot, wonderful composition the colors are outstanding!! Very well done.

  • Thank you very much for your kind comments!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • PatriciaLM
    PatriciaLMover 5 years ago

    Brilliant capture!!! The colours are amazing Erik! I LOve this….
    Patricia :-))

  • Bradley Old
    Bradley Oldover 5 years ago


  • Kymbo
    Kymboover 5 years ago

    Absolutely stunning capture. Superb work.

  • Thank you!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandover 5 years ago


  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 5 years ago

    WOW this is a really stunning capture.#


  • Thank you!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinover 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture! Bravo!

  • Thank you!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Leigh Nelson
    Leigh Nelsonover 5 years ago

    Wow, wonderful capture and excellent processing!

  • Thank you!

    – Erik Schlogl

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