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After a long rainy spell Sydneysiders get out on a mild winter’s night to experience some of Vivid Sydney – a festival of music, light & ideas.
This part of the festival was named Lighting the Sails. The Opera House sails became a kaleidoscope of colourful, changing patterns.

Artwork supplied by Brian Eno.

Theme Thursday – Feature Friday, June 2011.

Photographed with a Canon 400D.
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Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • Peaches1950
    Peaches1950over 5 years ago

    W.O.W. Michael …. how awesome …. you captured Brian Eno’s Artwork on our Opera House ….. it looks wonderful. I was a little worried about the timing of this Exhibition, being the first week of Winter I thought people might stay away – looks like I was wrong ….. great work!

  • Thank you Helen. I think the rain kept people away for about a week but this autumn/winter has been mild so far.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonover 5 years ago

    awesome, well done Michael

  • Thanks Ian. I thought the Mrs Macquarie’s Chair view including the bridge would be a better view but after the long walk round I decided I liked this one better.

    – Michael Matthews

  • PS .. thanks for the favouriting.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 5 years ago

    Stunning capture Michael.

  • Thank you Sharon.

    – Michael Matthews

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 5 years ago

    Great capture,

  • Thanks Ann. Apparently the colours & patterns are constantly changing so if I visit again I’ll probably see something different.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Thank you Scott. I think this is my favourite of the Opera House set.

    – Michael Matthews

  • GabrielK
    GabrielKabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks for the favouriting. There were so many different colours & patterns to choose from but I like how this one fits in with the colours in the foreground.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    That’s the POV Im going for..thanks mate.

  • Great choice Wazza. I’m glad you agree with me. I never understood why this one wasn’t as popular as the others.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 3 years ago

    so awesome…excellent shot of this beauty!!! I may have to visit Australia just to go there!!! :o)

  • Come on over. You’ll love it. This show has been on for the last 3 years .. late May & June. Just Google ‘Vivid Sydney’ for the details.
    Thank you for the compliment.

    – Michael Matthews

  • JeffStockton
    JeffStocktonover 3 years ago

    Well composed with srtunning coloured sails,well done mate

  • Thanks Jeff. I really like this angle on the House.

    – Michael Matthews

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoover 3 years ago

    17th May 2011.

    This week’s 2nd line feature theme was Sydney Opera House. Thankyou for being a part of Feature Friday!!

    Joanne and Ellc

  • Thank you very much for the feature.

    – Michael Matthews

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