Australia Day, Perth by Keegan Wong

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Australia Day, Perth.

My title cannot be any more blatant. This shot was taken on the 26th January 2007 (Australia Day).

It was a pity I didn’t bring my Sigma 28-300mm lens because it could’ve been so useful taking portraits of others in the crowd. One would call that stalking, but Australia Day is a day which every Australian (be it citizens or refugees) celebrate freedom, independence and humanity. What’s wrong with taking pictures of Australians to just reflect that anyway? :)

I was lucky to get this shot. I know many others were too. We had to brace 40C heat to get a good vantage point for the fireworks. Hence the stormy clouds. Magnifique. This is one of the few (decent) shots which I manage to capture.

I hope you like it.

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EDIT: The Australian flag was flown by 2 helicopters. It broke the World Record for biggest Flag ever to be hoisted up the sky.



  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 7 years ago

    This is a spectacular shot. What brilliant colors. You do amazing work Keegan

  • lanalang
    lanalangover 7 years ago

    Great landscape, perfect for a poster.
    Love your photos, great skill!

  • MattTworkowski
    MattTworkowskiover 7 years ago

    Wow Keegan this is stunning,just been going through your gallery,very impressed mate,cheers

  • EOS20
    EOS20over 7 years ago

    Great shot! You managed to create a nice even exposure, and the colours look great! Well done. :)

    That was a really spectacular Australia day, with the fireworks and the lightning storm, as well as the Comet Mc Naught all in the same night wasn’t it!

  • Coralie Plozza
    Coralie Plozzaabout 7 years ago

    Beautiful shot of Perth and the added bonus of the australia flag floating down is beautiful…great work

  • berndt2
    berndt2about 7 years ago

    Great shot! I love the low horizon and the excellent colouring of the buildings, and also the little bit of detail left in the dark, dark blue sky. You got a perfect vantage point and used it perfectly. (And that Australian flag must have been MASSIVE!)

  • EmilyWinter
    EmilyWinterabout 7 years ago

    HI keegan

    i love this What Thought went in to this. GratEmily
  • MDossat
    MDossatabout 7 years ago

    I love the view of the city and the colors in this image. Great work.

  • marvintunstall
    marvintunstallabout 7 years ago


  • Gino Iori
    Gino Ioriabout 7 years ago

    Excellent night shot Keegan. The shot of the Aussie flag makes this photo unique – well done !

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