10 features as of Nov 16, 2012.

Probably the last in my series of the spectacular colour & light show that was Vivid Sydney 2011.

I sold an 8″ × 12″ print of this to a work colleague on July 15, 2011 plus a 10″ × 15″ print to a work customer on Aug 23, 2011.

Photographed with a Canon 400D.

Sold, Sept 2011.
Cover Shots, Oct 2011.
Art & Ink So Free, Oct 2011.
Superbly Visual, Oct 2011.
Alphabet Soup, Oct 2011.
The World, Oct 2011.
Canon DLSR, Aug 2012.
A World of EOS, Aug 2012.
Exquisition, Sept 2012.
Shapes & Patterns, Sept 2012.
Explore Page, Nov 2012.

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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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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...about 3 years ago

    Gee, these lights are amazing! You’d think those indents (for want of a better description) were real, not formed from the lights! Amazing…

    My pastor called by yesterday (also a photographer) and was saying how quickly these lights changed and what a challenge it was for him to get the right settings before each image passed, so, hearing this, I am even more impressed by these photos!

    “Applause” :) Well done, Michael! :)

  • Thanks Donna. The secret was to keep clicking & hope you got a decent one!
    Actually I tried lots of different settings to see which was best.
    There was a fair bit of luck & patience required as well as dodging the ferries.
    I even braved the icy winds on the Harbour Bridge one night to get a different view.
    Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Richard  Cubitt
    Richard Cubittabout 3 years ago

    Nice Michael, it is fun to see what comes next during this display, thanks for posting this years up :)

  • Thanks Richard. It was hard to stop at a handful of images. I can’t see them topping this display next year.

    – Michael Matthews

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks for the compliment & fave Lorilee. It was quite a feat getting this one because of the changing patterns. There was a fair bit of luck here.

    – Michael Matthews

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsabout 3 years ago

    Great series Michael!

  • Thanks Mary & thanks for the fave. I should also thank the creators for a great show & for the challenge of getting good shots.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnabout 3 years ago

    Really vibrant colours Michael. Excellent capture.

  • Yep .. love the colours. Thanks for the compliment & fave Mike.

    – Michael Matthews

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkabout 3 years ago

    Amazing capture Michael. Those effects are so good.

  • Thanks John. It was tough working out which ones to put up first.

    – Michael Matthews

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 3 years ago

    Another Stunnnnnnnnnng capture Michael – love it !!

  • Thanks a lot Gail.

    – Michael Matthews

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisalmost 3 years ago

    Outstanding photo of the Opera House,,,,great job,,,,,Rick

  • Thanks Rick.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Kymbo
    Kymboalmost 3 years ago

    Wow, super shot indeed. Absolutely brilliant capture :)

  • Thanks for the big compliment Kymbo.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature Marie.

    – Michael Matthews

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