Opera Blues by Marguerite Foxon

I love the Sydney Opera House and have photographed it many times, along with a gazillion others, including many who upload to RB. Im always looking for an angle that is different yet still preserves the essential architecture of this iconic building. Best viewed in the larger format.

Handheld, Nikon D90 112.0m f/8 1/1000s ISO800

I love macro abstract work of rejected and neglected items in our society, especially rusty old dumpsters (skips) around the back of buildings, battered boats up on dry dock, rotting wood, bark of trees, and so on. Im fascinated by the color and texture that appears with a macro lens. I do almost no post-processing after taking the shot.

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  • wingedwon
    wingedwonover 5 years ago

    Hi Marguerite, I would love to photograph the Opera House, but eventhough I have been there, I haven’t had my camera with me. This image is excellent, it could look good in black and white too.

  • Thanks Wayne. I have looked at it in B&W but it didnt ‘pop’. You’ll have to take your camera next time in Sydney – you’d have a ball with this building!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • Thanks Susan, appreciate your visit.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Geoff  Coleman - Landscapes
    Geoff Coleman...over 5 years ago

    Perfectly proportioned in its composition Marguerite. Unbelievably difficult to get an original take on the Opera House but you’ve done it here- it is just so perfectly balanced with that central panel and the colours. One of your best methinks.

  • Thanks Geoff. Yes, its a bit of a different angle, which is what I was trying to get. thanks for your kudos! And the fav!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Wayne Grivell
    Wayne Grivellover 5 years ago

    excellent shot

  • Thanks so much wayneg and for the fav of this photo. Appreciate it!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • quickred
    quickredover 5 years ago

    Great & refreshing view of the S.O.H. Your right R.B. is satuarated w/ many nice postcard pics of this truly historic and identifiable landmark, however your creative pic is wonderful & showcases the gorgeous patterns & colors-nicely done!

  • Thanks Ron for your great comment. I find it a real challenge to shoot a building that is so well known and over-photographed and yet come up with something that captures its essence but doesnt look like the usual shot.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • richman
    richmanover 5 years ago

    i recently kept coming across this image, but never click on it, sorry mate, didnt realize it was the very talented miss margo
    i love the way you have seen such world iconic building, and made it unreconiazble.
    i wouldnt have guessed it was the opera house at all
    detailing, shapes, shades of gray working perfectly in harmony

  • Well you pay me the highest compliment by saying you did not recognize it because that was what I was trying to do, yet when you know it is the Opera House it is instantly recognizable. thanks friend!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 5 years ago

    Please consider our Patterns in/on FAMOUS buildings & Structures Challenge

    • 5 days left to submit ~ please join our challenge by clicking into the above link
    • Unless you have chosen to submit another
  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroalmost 5 years ago

    I had to come back for another look… :)
    ~ 3rd June 2010

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  • Many thanks, Ive been overseas for three weeks and am trying to get back into RB as well as catch up on other stuff.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 4 years ago

    Please consider one of your images for our Patterns on/in the Sydney Opera House Challenge

    • 5 days left to submit ~ click into the above link for more information
  • OK, thanks for the heads up

    – Marguerite Foxon

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