Unfamiliar Customs by Michael Matthews

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Customs House near Circular Quay is transformed into a colourful & clever display of art as part of the Vivid Sydney Festival 2011.

Large-scale image projection experts The Electric Canvas transform this iconic sandstone architecture with a series of 3D-mapped animation sequences. Unfamiliar Customs was created entirely on a virtual model using powerful computers.

This one you need to see for yourself to get full value.
I had to get a closer view to avoid the people & projectors.

This is Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia.

Photographed with a Canon 400D.

Sydney zine, June 2011.
DLSR Users, Aug 2011.

The Sydney Opera House on the same night

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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  • David Geoffrey Gosling (Dave Gosling)
    David Geoffrey...almost 4 years ago

    Nice mate ! Was a great place to photograph Aye! !

  • Thanks David. Sure was. I was hoping to show off the dinosaur (bottom right), to my niece’s boys but it wasn’t there last night when I took them.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 4 years ago

    So clever! T’would be a sight to see!

    Wonderful capture, Michael.

  • Thanks for the compliment & fave Donna. This one needed a video camera for full effect. A clever & beautiful piece of dynamic art!

    – Michael Matthews

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanalmost 4 years ago

    Wasn’t it a great show Michael? Colours were fabulous. tony

  • Sure was Tony. Thanks for the visit.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnalmost 4 years ago

    Amazing colours Michael.

  • Thanks Mike. It was hard to choose just one, but I think Redbubblers are starting to get overdosed on Vivid.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Alwyn Simple
    Alwyn Simplealmost 4 years ago

    Great shot Michael. It is great the way they did this. Just gave you the link to a short video but if you were there you know all about it. All the best.

  • Thanks Alwyn. It was great hearing the reactions of the crowd as well .. especially the kids.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Anthony Ogle
    Anthony Oglealmost 4 years ago

    The Vivid festival is about the colours and radiance that the light brings to the display. You have captured them brilliantly with this one.

  • Thanks for the compliment & fave Anthony. It sure was a great spectacle.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Vivid !
    Great capture Michael … the precision placement of lighting
    (as on the columns etc. in this shot) is absolutely amazing !

  • Thanks Trish. You should have seen the rest of the show. Those guys did a great job.

    – Michael Matthews

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks for the compliment & fave Lorilee.

    – Michael Matthews

  • rowand
    rowandalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature .. & for making me a featured member.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 4 years ago

    Love the title..lol. nice work.

  • Thanks Waz. I didn’t see yours till after I put this up. I think I’ll change it now.

    – Michael Matthews

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