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ICONS – SYDNEY NSW AUSTRALIA
559 viewings – 34 favourites – 24OCT 2011

To remember any city is to remember its icons, and these are two that Sydney is internationally renown for: The Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Also nestled beneath the pylons are the old Walsh Bay Finger Wharves at Dawes Point. Certainly not as iconic as their neighbours, the wharves do have heritage listing all the same; they’re an important part of the city’s maritime history as a working port. The yellow hues are symbolic of the warmth that is Sydney.

Each of these structures were built in the 20th Century and have their own relationship with Sydney and its harbour, purpose-built to serve the needs of the city. They are potent symbols of urban living, past and present.

Opening dates for each as follows:
Walsh Bay Finger Wharves – c.1915
Sydney Harbour Bridge – 1932
Sydney Opera House – 1973

(Alien Infrared B&W with white balance temperature shift.)

Photo taken with Canon IXUS 80 IS and edited with Lightzone. SIMPLICITY is my niche!

Original Image:

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I love anything that is unusual, unique, or just plain odd, and that’s the sort of image I try to capture. I’m so far from being the world’s best photographer it’s not funny, but I do have the photographer’s ‘eye’ and am more than proficient at capturing the images I see in my world. Thanks for taking the time to view my portfolio. Feel free to leave a message and say G’day.

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Comments

  • Tania1403
    Tania1403about 4 years ago

    Excellent work!! An angle of Sydney Harbour I have never seen. I really like the tones you chose. :-)

  • Thanks Tania. This was actually taken from the ferry, heading towards the quay. I did the bridge climb the same day, and the weather was magic. I like the tones too. This one came out pretty well I think :-)

    – Neil Ross

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 4 years ago

    Wow, this is amazing what you have done with this, the tones and lighting are exceptionally beautiful!

  • Many thanks Vivian. Sydney is home to me, and she does make my heart glow. I miss her dearly, but get home when I can.

    – Neil Ross

  • Ian Ker
    Ian Keralmost 4 years ago

    Love the treatment – I’m amazed at how you have sharpened up them image. Looks familar :)

  • Nice one Ian. I must still be asleep. Thought I was seeing double. Cheers for the comment :-)

    – Neil Ross

  • calvinincalif
    calvinincalifalmost 4 years ago

    The POV sets the photograph apart from the many but the artistry in the coloration make it a keeper! Thank you for helping us see the icon in yet another light.

  • Thank you very much Cal. I appreciate your comment :-)

    – Neil Ross

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsalmost 4 years ago

    Simply STUNNING capture of these Icons… so very wonderful…. Thanks for sharing them… :)))

  • Thank you Debbie :-) I’m biased; I love Sydney. Did you see Ian Ker’s photo as well, from exactly the same viewpoint… mine morning and his afternoon. How freaky is that :-)

    – Neil Ross

  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardalmost 4 years ago

    Love the way you have processed this image fabulous golden colours

  • Many thanks Kym. The golden tones work well. I started off B&W, but it lost so much impact. Gold is good :-)

    – Neil Ross

  • Carrie Blackwood
    Carrie Blackwoodalmost 4 years ago

    I have to agree with your choice of gold here… puts together a much more appealing image, and enhances the mood dramatically. very well done :)

  • I’m really happy with this one, Carrie. The golden hue hits the spot and creates the mood. I tried a number of colour versions, but they all fell flat. On this one, I tweaked the colours then used an alien infrared filter, then just raised the temperature. The light just happened to be perfect for it to work here.

    – Neil Ross

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...almost 4 years ago

    stunning tones here

  • Many thanks Ryan :-)

    – Neil Ross

  • Cat2be
    Cat2bealmost 4 years ago

  • Hooray :) It was a great challenge Kimba. Many thanks :)

    – Neil Ross

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBluealmost 4 years ago

    Awesome work. Such a very different perspective of these two famous icons. :)) The post production is very effective. :))

  • Thanks very much. Glad you like it :-)

    – Neil Ross

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