The ocean cruiser Rhapsody of the Seas dwarfs the overseas passenger terminal at Circular Quay & adds grandeur to an already colourful harbour scene Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background.

I liked the composition with the Opera House in the background but this one was more colourful.

Photographed with a Canon 400D at the Redbubble Christmas Rumble at The Rocks in Sydney on Nov 18, 2012.
HDR image .. Tonemapped in Photomatix.

Thanks to Philip Johnson, Bev Woodman & Rosalie Dale for arranging a wonderful day with 35 Redbubblers making it there for lunch.

This is Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Comments

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 2 years ago

    Great composition MM … it was a beautiful day to be around the harbour and this really captures the magic. Love those flags and the lights.

  • Thanks Rosie. The flags worked well. Maybe I could have done a pano with the Opera House in there as well.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot Michael..good to catch up again mate..

  • Thanks mate & thanks for the fave. Great to see you & all the other folk again.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghalmost 2 years ago

    Huge ship. Such a shame I couldn’t make it today. Would have been good to meet. It looks like it was a successful day. :-)

  • Thanks Lorraine & thanks for the fave. Yep, a great day. Short but sweet. I had to pull out of Goulburn because of a nasty bug, so was determined to get to this one.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    Superbly captured Michael,great day had by all.

  • Sure was a massive ship that one & a great day. Thanks a lot Jules & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ian English
    Ian Englishalmost 2 years ago

    Nicely captured Michael and so good to meet up at last !!!

  • Thanks a lot Ian & thanks for the fave. Great to meet you too !

    – Michael Matthews

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonalmost 2 years ago

    Great capture Michael. It really does show how massive the ship was against the harbour bridge. The flags are a great touch too. Really pleased to have finally met up with you, it was certainly a highlight to catch up with you and everyone else. Did you get a photo of the girl in the glass box???? I ended up over at the Botanical Gardens.

  • Thanks a lot Christina & thanks for the fave. Great to meet you too & a few others I kept missing. I gave the box girl a miss. Just a few of these shots before heading home. The light was a bit harsh for me. Another day …

    – Michael Matthews

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Great shot my friend

  • Thanks John.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonalmost 2 years ago

    It is indeed a great composition Michael.

  • Thanks a lot Terry & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • suave
    suavealmost 2 years ago

    What about me ? lol

  • Another time mate.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 2 years ago

    impressive boat! I feel no attraction to be in a cruise. I prefer to be in nature all alone. nice shot Michael ;)

  • Thanks Manon. Me too .. but like you said, it’s impressive. Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

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