The Bridge & Opera House .. a different view by Michael Matthews

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A view of Sydney Harbour Bridge & the Opera House from near Luna Park, Sydney, Australia.

I took a similar photo years ago & liked it, so just had to get a shot with the better camera.
This was a mild, sunny autumn sunday & there were lots of people out & about enjoying the day after a long wet period.
I decided to leave the people in the shot to give it a more personal feel.

I love my waterfalls, rainforests & country scenes but I marvel at the engineering genius of the bridge, especially when you get this close.

Bubbling Artists, May 2012.

Challenge win
July 2012 Voucher challenge, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House group.

Photographed with a Canon 400D.

108 views as of May 25, 2012.
201 views as of July 28, 2012.


australia, sydney, nsw, new south wales, sydney harbour bridge, harbour bridge, opera house, sydney opera house, sydney harbour, luna park

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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  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesabout 2 years ago

    lovely shot and framing Michael

  • Glad you like it Trudi. Thanks for the compliment & fave. It was a great day for a ferry ride on the harbour.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenabout 2 years ago

    Excellent capture Michael…Love the way you have framed the Opera House with the bridge too :)

  • Thanks Carol.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleabout 2 years ago

    Excellent framing … you are right, it is a really lovely non-typical view of two of our great Sydney icons

  • Thanks Rosalie. My ‘different’ way of seeing things comes in handy at times.

    – Michael Matthews

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkabout 2 years ago

    A great composition with only part of the bridge but the whole opera house in the background.

  • Thanks John & thanks for the fave. I keep coming back to this one & thinking how great it would have been to watch it being built.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Barry Doherty
    Barry Dohertyabout 2 years ago

    Great contrast between the fluidity of the opera house and the solidity of the bridge. Very nice.

  • Ah yes ! .. Great observation Barry. Thanks for that & the compliment.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownabout 2 years ago

    Lovely…two of my favourite structures! It ha a nice sunny feel Michael…good shot

  • Thanks Polly. The shade chaser gets a good sunny photo. I went out without my sunscreen because I was focussed on not keeping the family waiting. Fortunately I got through the day without getting burnt.
    Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    nice angle.

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  • Thanks Derek.

    – Michael Matthews

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 2 years ago

    Love this pov Michael ..beautiful colour & composition – Love this xx

  • Thanks Gail. I felt naked without the tripod but I turned out ok. Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Pauline Tims
    Pauline Timsabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot. I love the different perspective of this image well done !

  • Thanks Pauline. With a much photographed icon I had to go for something different.
    Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 2 years ago


  • Thanks very much for the feature Vicki.

    – Michael Matthews

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