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Sydney opera house

01 Jul

“Finally!” I thought to myself while photographing the opera house in Sydney. Yes, I have never been to Sydney before and this is my very first visit there. I knew myself that I must have at least seen the Sydney opera house once if I’m there, it is an icon of the city! I carried my lens in my backpack and while nearing the bay just across the water, I took out my 70-200mm f2.8 L for few test shots! As I got nearer, I realized that 50mm f1.2 L would be good too and it framed nicely into my 5d II!

It was almost 1730hr when I started taking photos of the opera house, I loved the sky as it gets darker as shown in the image below. And I have also waited patiently for the spotlights to be turned on and give a nice light cast on the opera house. I mounted my camera on my tripod and took long exposure for this image to even out the water and to get nice lights around.

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Posted by on July 1, 2012 in Australia, Destinations

 

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65 responses to “Sydney opera house

  1. Northern Narratives

    July 2, 2012 at 00:37

    Beautiful photo.

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  2. magsx2

    July 2, 2012 at 12:42

    Hi,
    I have just been going through a few of your posts, and I hope you are enjoying your holiday in Oz. That is a great photo you got of the Opera House. πŸ˜€

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 2, 2012 at 13:11

      Thanks! I did enjoy myself despite the cold weather!

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      • magsx2

        July 2, 2012 at 14:31

        Yes, our summer is from December to February, but still as long as you enjoyed the trip. πŸ˜€

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 2, 2012 at 14:37

        Ya I did!

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  3. aRVee

    July 2, 2012 at 19:13

    Wow, this shot is so perfect! Great capture! πŸ™‚

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 2, 2012 at 19:22

      I was really lucky to have such nice blue sky as my background!

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      • aRVee

        July 2, 2012 at 19:29

        Lucky indeed! and lucky to visit that place, if I may add πŸ™‚

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 2, 2012 at 19:30

        Yes! You may! Hahaha! Feel free to follow my blog too!

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      • aRVee

        July 2, 2012 at 19:32

        sure… πŸ™‚

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 2, 2012 at 19:33

        See you around!

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      • aRVee

        July 2, 2012 at 19:40

        yeah, see you around! πŸ™‚

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  4. boomiebol

    July 3, 2012 at 06:46

    Amazing :). Never been to Australia…hope i go soon lol.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 3, 2012 at 09:30

      You will and by then, I will be viewing your photos from Australia!

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  5. maraagawin

    July 3, 2012 at 07:25

    Beautiful!

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  6. Madelaine

    July 4, 2012 at 01:18

    Such a magnificent site and so beautifully photographed.

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  7. becky jj

    July 5, 2012 at 23:24

    Thanks for visiting carefree.composition.com. I appreciate the blog like! Your images are beautiful, Alex – it’s obvious what your passion is. And thanks for sharing your photography tips πŸ™‚

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 6, 2012 at 09:04

      Thank you very much and you are very welcome to follow my blog! Cheers!

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  8. AlohaKarina

    July 9, 2012 at 10:02

    Best photo I have ever seen of it–and my parents go fairly frequently and always bring back postcards and such. I’ve never been yet but plan to someday. My auntie lives in Melbourne, so it would be easy to spend a few days in Sydney on our way out to see her. My parents have been about 14 times so far–they love Oz!

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  9. Rick Alonzo Photography

    July 9, 2012 at 10:37

    Beautiful shot! Never been to Australia would I would like to go some day. You’re fortunate to be able to travel so much! Enjoy seeing these places through your lens!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 9, 2012 at 13:30

      You are welcome! I love traveling and photography! Thanks so much for dropping by!

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  10. nitzus

    July 9, 2012 at 10:53

    picture perfect!

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  11. LA Edwards

    July 10, 2012 at 13:36

    Beautiful

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  12. westernqueensland

    July 11, 2012 at 21:50

    never loved the opera house, but the photo shows something it might have in real life. I have no intention of visiting Australia, there are so many other places to visit with my limited money and unlimited imagination.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 11, 2012 at 22:27

      Exactly! There are so many places that I want to explore! And with my limited money.. πŸ˜€

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  13. Carol Dunnigan

    July 12, 2012 at 07:36

    Thanks for stopping by Keeping up with Carol! Fantastic pictures!

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  14. Mari Sanchez Cayuso

    July 12, 2012 at 10:08

    One day, one day I will visit and perhaps even stay!

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  15. Arhitektura

    July 12, 2012 at 15:19

    do you remember how long your exposure was for this shot?

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 12, 2012 at 15:22

      This was taken with 20seconds exposure.

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      • Arhitektura

        July 12, 2012 at 15:25

        wow only 20seconds that is pretty good!

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 12, 2012 at 15:26

        yup and this was taken when the sky was still not totally dark yet

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  16. chrisbwetlook

    July 12, 2012 at 15:53

    Beautiful shot, wow!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 12, 2012 at 15:55

      Thank you very much for your kind comment!

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  17. frdbvr

    July 13, 2012 at 04:03

    yes: Wow!

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  18. KP

    July 16, 2012 at 18:50

    This is beautiful mate. As a Sydney sider I take for granted just hot photogenic the sweeping sails of our iconic Opera House are. You do them great justice with this shot!

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  19. Thestrugglershandbook

    July 17, 2012 at 03:06

    That’s a great shot. You are blessed to be able to visit so many awesome sites!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 17, 2012 at 07:07

      Thank you! Yea! I am so fortunate to be able to travel so extensively! Cheers!!

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  20. bwbears

    July 20, 2012 at 10:24

    That’s a really classic icon. I really liked this photo.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 20, 2012 at 10:24

      Thank you! I’m glad that you like it!

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  21. Dr Anto Youssef

    July 24, 2012 at 22:07

    Simply beautiful! Love the lighting!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 24, 2012 at 22:10

      Thanks a lot! I was lucky to be there during the right time!

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  22. shutteredintentions

    July 25, 2012 at 12:28

    Lovely shot! I actually really love the blueness that surrounds it, it seems different and unexpected from other photographs of the opera house. Really well done!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 25, 2012 at 12:29

      Exactly! I just find myself lucky with that great weather that day~

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  23. ~MIAH~

    July 25, 2012 at 13:27

    A gorgeous capture of the Sydney’s famous opera house, a wonderful shot you captured of it too.

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  24. ireyroad

    July 26, 2012 at 09:28

    So glad I found your blog Alex, your photos are incredible… looking forward to following your journey around the World… You may definitely come to Ireland some day wih your camera!!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 26, 2012 at 09:51

      That is what I have been planning but not so soon I guess, I have always wanted to go to Ireland one of these days but with my limited resources(money), I guess I have to wait and see.

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  25. wittypixaday

    July 27, 2012 at 23:14

    one day, i too shall visit the Sydney Opera house! πŸ™‚

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  26. marieta332013

    April 10, 2013 at 15:50

    Lovely photo! I hope that I’ll make it there someday! πŸ™‚

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    • Alex Khoo

      April 10, 2013 at 16:04

      You bet you will! Thanks for your compliment! Cheers!

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