Vivid Sydney #2 - Sydney Opera House - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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Vivid Sydney once again features the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.

In 2009 over 200,000 Sydneysiders and visitors enjoyed Brian Eno’s ‘Lighting the Sails’, and images of Eno’s sails were seen by more than 60 million people worldwide.

This shot was taken from the oposite side of the harbour at McMahons Point

Technique: Single exposure 20 Seconds, the image then duplicated into 3 separate images and tonemapped in Photomatix, then sharpenned in Capture NX and cropped.

Equipment: Nikon D300, Nikon 18-200mm lens, Manfrotto Tripod

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Philip Johnson is a Photographer located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Specialising in HDR photography his works have been shown in galleries,published in Tourism campaigns. His work will also be available as Jig Saws through Crown & Andrews

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  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenabout 4 years ago

    Wondefully vivid and vibrant image of this iconic visual centrepiece. Beautiful work Philip!

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeabout 4 years ago

    What a master your are Philip

  • sky   princess
    sky princessabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Philip!

  • Richard  Cubitt
    Richard Cubittabout 4 years ago

    Wanted to go there, missed by a day! Nicely done

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Dean Woodyatt
    Dean Woodyattabout 4 years ago

    You’ve got some great angles there Phil, an inspiration to get back down there during a dryer night :-)

  • thanks , i caught these shots from the opposite side of the harbour it was great light until the rain returned

    – Philip Johnson

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 4 years ago

    Super capture Philip …

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 4 years ago


  • Akkra
    Akkraabout 4 years ago

    Cool! This looks great, that colour on the sails is funky and gorgeous!

  • Colleen Sattler
    Colleen Sattlerabout 4 years ago

    Great capture Phil!

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