I am extremely new to taking photos at night but I was quite please with the way this one came out.
It was taken from The Rocks looking across the water and using a Panasonic DMC-FZ50.
This is a 4 second exposure with a R-Cross Screen filter on the front.
This is how it came off the camera.


sydney, opera house, night, fz50, pollybrown, nsw

A passionate photographer, I enjoy capturing images of the world around me.

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  • WeeZie
    WeeZiealmost 3 years ago

    Oh wow, Polly that is beautiful. I cannot get good shots at night, still working on it. You should be pleased with this!!

  • Thank you so much. I took about 8 shots that night and this is my favourite one.

    – Sharon Brown

  • Joy Rensch
    Joy Renschalmost 3 years ago

    I too am not very good with night photography but I do know this is excellent.

  • Many thanks Joy, glad you like it

    – Sharon Brown

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...almost 3 years ago

    Stunning shot! Please do submit this to the Quality Art & Photography Group! Love it, a fave!

  • Thanks heaps Dee, I’ll have a look at that group

    – Sharon Brown

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertalmost 3 years ago

    WOW !!!!! You did a stunning job on this one Polly !!!!! This is by far one of the best Opera House shots that I have seen here on RB….T

  • Oh my Thomas, thank you so much for that wonderful compliment.

    – Sharon Brown

  • Yukondick
    Yukondickalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Polly. Wish I had seen it at night but doubt that I could improve on yur results.

  • Dick…Hello…how are you? Thank you very much.

    – Sharon Brown

  • Yukondick
    Yukondickalmost 3 years ago

    Had a great two months in Britain and Ireland. Not nearly long enough but had thesame complaint about Australia and New Zealand. Only had three days of rain. Didn’t get a lot of spectacular shots but lots of touristy ones for a Blurb book.

  • Glad to hear you had a good time

    – Sharon Brown

  • Don Alexander Lumsden (Echo7)
    Don Alexander ...almost 3 years ago

    Quite a superb photo. NO doubts. This is fine work Polly. One you can be proud of. I would be. You should certainly try for more night shots. This is very well balanced. Great job. Proud of you =D x

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments Don. It means a lot.

    – Sharon Brown

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 3 years ago

    SUPERB !!!!

  • Thanks heaps Warren

    – Sharon Brown

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsalmost 3 years ago

    THIS IS SUPERB!!!!!!!!! love the darkness and lights!!!! Kudos Polly!! :))))

  • Thank you so much Debbie/Cookie!

    – Sharon Brown

  • Christopher Gaines
    Christopher Ga...almost 3 years ago

    My goodness, this is stunning! A very beautiful shot at night! I love how the lights look like stars!

  • Thank you very much Christopher. I’m very new to night photography but had fun.

    – Sharon Brown

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