Three of us went for a night shoot on Wednesday night and had just set up on a ferry wharf at Kirrabilli directly opposite the Sydney Opera House and our private show began. Not expecting this we had no time to change any camera settings but just fired away. So exciting !!! Sydney, NSW Australia
Nikon D700 24-70mm f2.8
ISO 200 f11 @32mm 30sec Single Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Nik Vivesa and Colour Efex pro4 and CS5
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fireworks, sydney, harbour, opera house, night, reflections, ian english

I’m a Sydney based photographer. Photographic interests are the outdoors, people, action, HDR and creative works as well as pretty much everything I guess.

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  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishabout 2 years ago

    This image is all excitement Ian…. a Fav !!!

  • Thanks very much Di x

    – Ian English

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 2 years ago

    Nice one Ian. I love the colours. Your birthday ?

  • Thanks Michael, must have been some wealthy persons birthday.

    – Ian English

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful mate..the smoke trail looks good as well with the 30s..nice shot Ian.

  • Thanks a lot mate !!! Very exciting few minutes and we were all so amazed and taken aback !!

    – Ian English

  • bazcelt
    bazceltabout 2 years ago

    Wow, amazing shot! Something I’ve yet to fully master, so just admire such shots as these mate.

  • Thanks a lot Baz. Bit of luck here as we were set up to take the city and Opera House so might have changed things a bit given more warning.

    – Ian English

  • Sandra Lee Woods
    Sandra Lee Woodsabout 2 years ago

    What a spectacular Fireworks display and a great capture.

  • Thanks very much Sandra :)))

    – Ian English

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 2 years ago

  • Many thanks Philip :)))

    – Ian English

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleabout 2 years ago

    Hey who told them you were coming!! What a bonus – I can only imagine the reaction! You guys will now have some fabulous night shots for next Tuesday!

  • Hi Rosalie, I should have told the girls that I had organised it especially but I got just as much a shock as them !!!

    – Ian English

  • vic321
    vic321about 2 years ago

    wow, awesome image

  • Thanks very much vic !!

    – Ian English

  • Richard  Cubitt
    Richard Cubittabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic Ian, what a great result, I need to get out when we have some fireworks in Melbourne!

  • Thanks mate, I hope you have the luck we had in that there were no craft on the water as in New Years Eve.

    – Ian English

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenabout 2 years ago

    Don’t you just love it when that happens!!!!
    Great shot Ian!

  • Thanks a lot Carol !! Bit of a fluke :))

    – Ian English

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