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big house little rainbow.....  for Paul Keating esq..... by Juilee  Pryor

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well I’m having a week or so of pretty pictures before getting back into the black and whites and the IR’s that I myself prefer and while scanning some other work I found this image of the Opera House…. similar but still quite different to the "House of Golden Light ": posted a day or so ago…. this is a straight 35mm SLR capture with Konica 100 film. The similarity to the other image of this wonderful sculputral building is in the way I’ve just sat and waited for the light to be magical. Also both pictures have little hints of rainbows in them although its much more pronouced in this one.

This was shot very late in the day just on twilight. The lights around the base of the Opera House are just starting to come on and the sky and the water are all golden and replete with the completion of their daytime duties…. a short moment of golden light and then the soft velvet night will kick in and give it another totally different look…..

Another reason that I put this shot up is that the planned reburbishments to this lovely building are in the news again at the moment…. its a beautiful looking building but not very good for actual Opera performances …for whatever reasons…. So some architects are suggesting adding another box shaped building to it and others don’t like that idea and in the middle of this public conversation came a letter to the paper from one of our esteemed ex-prime ministers…. Mr Paul Keating esq…… and in his letter to the public he described the advent of the Opera House as “like Sydney being touched on the shoulder by a rainbow…” so in a way then this picture is me illustrating what he said about this beloved building….. it’s a structure that graces the city like a rainbow graces the skys……


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  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 6 years ago

    always brilliant

  • ahh gee shanghaiwu…. its the building thats brilliant…. that sky was a bonus for hanging around in Circular Quay….which lets face it is not really a hard thing to do….. thanks anyway….:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • deliriousgirl
    deliriousgirlover 6 years ago

    Beautiful! I love the goldy tone of this, makes it seem so peaceful and magical.

  • thanks deliriousgirl…. yes there are just some times in the day that are pure magic and waiting for them means it really doesn’t matter what sort of camera you are using….. glad you like it….:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • bodymechanic
    bodymechanicover 6 years ago


  • aaawwwahh your self….but yes so preeetttyyy to look at this very special place…. shame its so lousy for actual opera but oh well you can’t everything….:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Col  Finnie
    Col Finnieover 6 years ago

    And how tasty is it that you got the red nav light shining right at the end of the rainbow? Creates the tie in with the OH and the rainbow.

  • hey Col thanks for noticing that tiny little grace note… and yes I agree… the lights were just starting to come on…. I nearly cut the boat out but in the end I couldn’t…… so glad you like it…..:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 6 years ago

    lovely image and commentary – I just love the nav light too and so glad you kept the boat!!

  • hey thanks dinghy …. yes boats and Sydney Harbour…. its like tea and toast…. maybe you’ll come and see for yourself one day……:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • jiashu xu
    jiashu xuover 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Just so Beautiful!

  • thanks for your lovely comment jiashu xu…. I’m so glad you like these pictures……:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Patricia L. Ballard
    Patricia L. Ba...over 6 years ago

    Beautiful, Juilee.

  • thanks Pat….. it really is a beautiful building ……. just one of those magical ones that works on lots of levels….. thanks for taking a look…..:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Ila80
    Ila80about 6 years ago

    Very nice!!

  • thanks IIa80…so glad you like this shot……:)

    – Juilee Pryor

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