Rhapsody in Blue - Sydney Opera House by Erik Schlogl

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Sydney Opera House 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, Sydney, 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 images (2EV steps from -4EV to +4EV) in RAW, processed in Photomatix and tidied up slightly in Lightroom.

Featured in the RedBubble groups:
Out of the Blue
The 100 – 499 VIEWINGS GROUP
So Blue
Cosmic Nights
RAINBOW – All One Color

101 views as at 23 April 2010.


blue, brian eno, luminous, opera, sydney, vivid, new south wales, australia


  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 5 years ago

    WOW!!! what a stunning colour- another fab shot of this wonderful building!!!

  • Thank you – very happy you like it!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...about 5 years ago

    oustanding work of art, your shot, the architecture and the lighting!

  • Yes, a lot of the credit is due to Joern Utzon (the architect) and Brian Eno.

    – Erik Schlogl

  • paolo1955
    paolo1955about 5 years ago

    Magnificent shot

  • PatriciaLM
    PatriciaLMabout 5 years ago

    WoW This is awesome!!!! Your have some fine captures Erik!!! Love your folio very much….
    Patricia :-))

  • derekenz
    derekenzabout 5 years ago

    Amazing light and color!!

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • leystan
    leystanover 4 years ago

    I love the view, the blue, the title, and Gershwin…so you got my vote!

  • Thank you – I really couldn’t resist the allusion to Gershwin with this shot!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Sara Johnson
    Sara Johnsonabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful. Simply breathtaking. The hues of blue in this shot are gorgeous. Very good work, Erik!

  • Thanks, Sara!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • dogsbody
    dogsbodyabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks!

    – Erik Schlogl

  • Maggie Hegarty
    Maggie Hegartyabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations from the hosts of The 100 – 499 Viewings Group

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Erik Schlogl

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