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I was walking today, as I love to do, with my camera. I noticed this person sitting, reading and almost oblivious to their location. They were sitting between the sails of the Sydney Opera House in splendid isoloation !

as is

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landscape, man made, people, sydney opera house, opera house

Comments

  • photojoey
    photojoeyalmost 6 years ago

    good composition and design capture. Joe

  • This one just screamed at me “take it now, take it now”. With in seconds there people all over the same area. I am really glad you like this one !

    – Steven Guy

  • Floralynne
    Floralynnealmost 6 years ago

    You did well to listen to the ‘screaming’ Steven……it’s a brilliant capture. The composition is perfect and a totally different ‘take’ on the normal ‘chocolate box’ type of shots often seen of the Opera House. Isn’t the weather perfect for photography this week? Crisp clear light! It shows in your shot. :)

  • Thank you so much for your comment, it really is appreciated.

    I have to listen the screaming Steven in my head. God he’s annoying at times but rules my world. I am pretty chuffed with this one. It is something different from the house. I find it a great challenge to get something out of the box.

    ANd the weather is perfect, can’t ask for much more !.

    – Steven Guy

  • Ben Pacificar
    Ben Pacificaralmost 6 years ago

    Good find Steven! I myself can never pull out my camera on time for a shot like this.

    …Ben…

  • Thanks so much Ben. It is just one of those moments I guess. Just be prepared for something that you can never be prepared for, if that makes sense. I guess that’s how I got the naked skiier shot on Sydney Harbour a year ago as well.
    But just a hint, for a quick shot. Reset your camera to “auto” just beofer you pack it away, that way you can whip it out really quickly if needed.

    – Steven Guy

  • Ben Herman
    Ben Hermanalmost 6 years ago

    the lines and shapes in this shot are excellent. The figure adds that human element for which without man, the stunning architecture would not exist. On the other hand though, the building is dominant and who is the controller in this situiation – man or man-made? Really enjoy this image, well shot.

  • Thanks so much for that Ben. The shot is huge but fragile. Blissfully unaware and yet intimidating. It really screamed at me to take it and I am thrilled that I did. Thanks for fav’ing it as well my friend. It’s one of my fav’s too (if that’s allowed, lol)

    – Steven Guy

  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaalmost 6 years ago

    A fantastic capture …and it is everything you say :))

  • Thankyou Caroline, As I reply I am realising more and more about this little moment caught on a memory card. I am thrilled by the response and thoughts it i provoking.

    – Steven Guy

  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaalmost 6 years ago

    Justly so.
    I feel the same about 2 of mine ..maybe 3 ..out of all the photos I have taken.
    I could quite happily hide or delete the other photos in my folio, but a variety is required …or is it?

  • Now that is the thousand dollar question, lol, isn’t it !

    – Steven Guy

  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaalmost 6 years ago

    Go and look at my new journal Steven :)

  • Ian Moses
    Ian Mosesalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful image

  • Thanks Ian, much appreciated. Sorry for the lateness of reply, I wandered off for a few weeks, lol.

    – Steven Guy

  • Jeannette Sheehy
    Jeannette Sheehyover 5 years ago

    I love this shot! Great light and great composition :)

  • Hello and thankyou so much for the comment.

    – Steven Guy

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonabout 5 years ago

    Wondereful shot. When I was there yesterday there were thousands upon thousands of Year 12 kids for some show or other – no hope of a quiet shot like this!

  • I just got lucky !

    – Steven Guy

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