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Sydney Harbour Bridge

02 Jul

From where I was standing to capture the moments of the Sydney opera house, there stands the glamorous Sydney harbour bridge. I was getting excited when it gets darker and the lights turned on, the bridge turned into a beautiful nightscape for me right after I am done with photographing the opera house! With the fading dark blue sky behind, it provides a clean background for my capture of the bridge. Again, I took long exposure on my tripod with 16-35mm f2.8 L on 5D II.

I have only adjusted the brightness of the whole picture a little to show a bit more of the sky using photoshop. I knew how other tourists took their photos of the opera house as their foreground and the harbour bridge as part of the background. In my own opinion, I do not wish to have such complicated photos with so many objects in as I am not really comfortable with the compositions like that. While I was clicking on my shutter release on the bridge, I realized how beautiful the moon is just across the water on my left where the Park Hyatt hotel stands. It was really mesmerizing for me! Therefore, I composed again another shot on another nightscape to share here.

I was really satisfied with my works and after few shots, I packed up and go as it was really dark at that time. Moreover, it was getting colder, I can’t really stand cold temperature and I made my way back to my car and drove back to my hotel to have my early night rest.

Sydney harbour bridge
Sydney

Sydney Park Hyatt hotel nightscape with the gorgeous crescent moon.
Sydney II

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Posted by on July 2, 2012 in Australia, Destinations

 

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119 responses to “Sydney Harbour Bridge

  1. nonoymanga

    July 2, 2012 at 16:15

    Powerful, very nice contrast and tones!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 2, 2012 at 18:19

      Thanks! I was very lucky to be there that day with very nice lights and fairly good weather!

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  2. aRVee

    July 2, 2012 at 19:09

    Love the shots! πŸ™‚

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 2, 2012 at 19:22

      Thank you! I love the lights too!

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      • aRVee

        July 2, 2012 at 19:23

        yeah I love it too πŸ™‚ Great travels by the way!

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 2, 2012 at 19:24

        I love traveling! I’m sure you too!

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      • aRVee

        July 2, 2012 at 19:27

        Yeah I am… but mine is not as global as you do but hopefully in the future… πŸ™‚

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 2, 2012 at 19:27

        You will! And you will definitely love it a lot!

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      • aRVee

        July 2, 2012 at 19:32

        definitely… thanks! πŸ™‚

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 2, 2012 at 19:33

        Cheers!

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      • aRVee

        July 2, 2012 at 19:38

        πŸ™‚

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  3. belgradestreets

    July 2, 2012 at 20:18

    Good shots, I lived in Sydney for almost four years and your images bring back many happy memories, thanks! Andy

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 2, 2012 at 20:33

      Oh wow! Nice to know someone who lived in Sydney before! Cheers!

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  4. LeBlogDuSpectateurSentimentale

    July 2, 2012 at 22:59

    a strong message! it looks like “the perfect place to visit”! cheers.

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  5. β™‘ The Tale Of My Heart β™‘

    July 2, 2012 at 23:40

    great snaps……. πŸ™‚

    Thank you for the visit on my site…….:)

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  6. Stephen Kelly Creative

    July 3, 2012 at 07:50

    love, love, LOVE Sydney!!! your pics bring back fond memories, Alex. That second shot of Circular Quay at night is SWEET! I feel like on on the ferry, feet kicked up, which the Opera House slide on by!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 3, 2012 at 10:18

      So that is called Circular Quay! Nice name! Thanks!

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  7. Amiable Amiable

    July 3, 2012 at 12:18

    Those are beautiful photos, Alex! Have you taken courses in photography? I am sad to say that most of my shots are set to “Auto” – pretty sad. But I’m taking a course soon.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting! I love your photos of the animals, too!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 3, 2012 at 14:55

      I am self taught in photography and did not attempt any photography courses at all. Thanks for visiting my blog too!

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  8. Madelaine

    July 4, 2012 at 01:17

    Love them both…..beautifully shot!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 4, 2012 at 08:59

      Thanks! I like them too, I was very amazed when I saw how the lights shine in my picture!

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  9. teebob

    July 5, 2012 at 05:12

    great post thanks for sharing. I miss my sister haven’t seen her almost a decade now.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 5, 2012 at 09:06

      Oh….. What is she doing there? You can always make a trip there to visit her!

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  10. Pradeep Mahajan

    July 5, 2012 at 13:41

    Wonderful Shots there!

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  11. Marianne

    July 5, 2012 at 15:42

    You are a very talented photographer, Alex.

    How about this …. if you walk along the headland, keeping to the shore, past the Opera House, and into the Botanical Gardens, you could get a shot of the Opera House with the Harbour Bridge behind it.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 5, 2012 at 21:46

      That is what my friend recommended me! Hmmm.. But I’m back in Singapore now. Thanks for your tip anyway! I shall try it once I’m there again! Thanks a lot!

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  12. Amresh Kumar

    July 6, 2012 at 19:16

    wow!! fantastic πŸ™‚

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  13. esky25

    July 8, 2012 at 09:27

    Stunning!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 8, 2012 at 09:28

      Thank you for your comment! Cheers! πŸ™‚

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  14. Joelle Foong

    July 8, 2012 at 09:27

    Great photos! Love the deep blue sky! πŸ™‚

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 8, 2012 at 09:28

      Thank you! I love blue skies! πŸ˜›

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  15. Mondrak

    July 8, 2012 at 23:42

    Going to try something like that tonight on the harbour out in front of my house (thankfully I live that close I can see it from my front window)

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  16. Nancy Louie

    July 9, 2012 at 01:51

    Outstanding night shots. They really shine!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 9, 2012 at 09:10

      Thank you very much! I also have to count myself lucky for the good weather!

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  17. giulas41

    July 9, 2012 at 14:11

    Amazing shots!!!

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  18. silvachilla

    July 9, 2012 at 15:37

    Wow…your pictures are beautiful!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 9, 2012 at 16:01

      Thank you very much! Feel free to follow my blog for more updates! Cheers!

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  19. Arindam

    July 9, 2012 at 17:38

    Alex you really have done some wonderful works in your blog. Beautiful pictures. Keep up the good work. It was a pleasure to visit your blog and to see these pictures.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 9, 2012 at 17:40

      Thank you! Feel free to follow my blog! It was a pleasure of mine to have you dropping by my blog too!

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  20. punkyourself

    July 10, 2012 at 03:55

    Stunning photos!!! Love the vivid colours!!

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  21. seeingspotsphoto

    July 10, 2012 at 09:50

    Lovely perspective! I’ve seen a number of images of this bridge, but never quite like this. =)

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 10, 2012 at 09:51

      Thank you very much for your comment! It is so motivating for me!

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  22. David Patterson

    July 10, 2012 at 09:56

    Beautiful night photography… love those deep blues.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 10, 2012 at 09:57

      Thank you! Thanks also for dropping by!

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  23. istealwardrobes

    July 10, 2012 at 19:36

    I visited Australia back when I was 10, such a beautiful country! Fabulous pictures and great blog.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 10, 2012 at 19:45

      Thank you!!! Please feel free to follow my blog! πŸ™‚

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  24. benpriestphotography

    July 11, 2012 at 05:26

    Great photos πŸ˜€

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 11, 2012 at 09:55

      Thank you! Thanks also for dropping by my blog! πŸ™‚

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  25. captivexpressions

    July 11, 2012 at 21:45

    These are amazing Alex πŸ™‚ you are so talented.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 11, 2012 at 22:26

      Thank you very much! I appreciate your comment!

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  26. PhotoCrazy

    July 11, 2012 at 23:44

    Every other shot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge I have ever seen shows it at its most delicate. A fine structure it obviously is, but there’s something about your wonderful shot that makes it look so majestic and yet very, very robust. Well done indeed.

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  27. weedimageoftheday

    July 12, 2012 at 01:05

    These beautiful photos make me want to go there! Thank you for sharing!

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  28. 8teen39

    July 12, 2012 at 10:38

    The Opera house is overdone! But this first shot of the bridge is beautiful. Great night shot, perfectly exposed.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 12, 2012 at 10:39

      Thank you~!!

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      • 8teen39

        July 12, 2012 at 10:47

        Let me explain. I don’t mean your shot of the opera house is overdone. I mean that every one takes photos of it. But the bridge seems much more special because it isn’t shot by every one.

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 12, 2012 at 10:48

        Oh! That is what you mean! Thanks a lot for explaining! Cheers!

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  29. riaabsin

    July 12, 2012 at 11:03

    Great blog with breathtaking photos. Keep it up, Alex. πŸ™‚

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  30. nomilknocry

    July 12, 2012 at 14:40

    fantastic night shot!

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  31. Arhitektura

    July 12, 2012 at 15:18

    love this, thank you for visiting my blog as a result i found your blog πŸ™‚
    i am curently learning photography myself (some posts coming soon from my workshops) so I am glad I found your blog, I like how you explain how you took the photos. What camera do you have?
    Mine is Canon D60

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 12, 2012 at 15:19

      I am using 5D II, in most of my post, I do mention what setup I used for the shots that I shared in the post. Keep reading all my post and you will see what set ups I used.

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      • Arhitektura

        July 12, 2012 at 15:25

        great! i sure will, and hopefully i learn along the way.

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 12, 2012 at 15:29

        Yea! Hope you will have more nicer photos coming soon!

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      • Arhitektura

        July 12, 2012 at 15:31

        yeh keep a look out on my blog I will post some next week. Love to hear your comments

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 12, 2012 at 15:40

        Sure!

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  32. pitoyosusanto

    July 12, 2012 at 15:48

    nice shoot! i like the tone and colour of the night you had captured.

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  33. Miss Y

    July 12, 2012 at 17:09

    Beautiful shots πŸ™‚ I dream of taking pictures like these…

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 12, 2012 at 17:11

      Thank you! Do feel free to follow my blog if you like! Your dream will come true! Just keep taking photos!

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  34. steviegill

    July 12, 2012 at 19:22

    Very nicely captured

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  35. snailfish888

    July 12, 2012 at 23:23

    Stunning pictures!!!

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  36. fotomind

    July 13, 2012 at 04:51

    Definitely was worth visiting your blog. These two really caught my eye. Great job.

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  37. yangting0227

    July 13, 2012 at 09:30

    Very beautiful, I like!

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  38. Pierre Cenerelli

    July 13, 2012 at 14:49

    Gorgeous photos!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 13, 2012 at 15:46

      Thanks a lot and also thanks for dropping by!

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  39. jessieboston

    July 15, 2012 at 19:20

    Beautiful Sydney! great shots!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 15, 2012 at 20:03

      Thank you for stopping by! Feel free to follow if you like!

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  40. Travel Photo Blogging

    July 15, 2012 at 19:24

    Great results! I love the whole series in Sidney.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 15, 2012 at 20:04

      Thank you! Do follow if you like! Cheers!

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  41. filipgielda

    July 17, 2012 at 08:43

    It looks stunning! Really good night shots! What camera do you use?

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 17, 2012 at 08:44

      Thank you! I am using 5D II. It is a great camera in my own opinion!

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  42. Broken Sparkles

    July 17, 2012 at 14:49

    How lovely! A place I dream to visit!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 23, 2012 at 20:27

      Thank you! It is a very nice place to visit indeed!

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  43. indiGo

    July 17, 2012 at 18:50

    Spectacular photos! πŸ™‚

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  44. babso2you

    July 17, 2012 at 21:53

    Beautiful shots Alex! Thanks for the like on my blog!

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  45. dianalundin

    July 19, 2012 at 10:20

    Magnificent colors!

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  46. Dan Proud

    July 20, 2012 at 09:51

    Great shots here. The colors in the sky are spectacular!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 20, 2012 at 09:56

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

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  47. bwbears

    July 20, 2012 at 10:23

    What an amazing angle. Great lighting and composition! You’ve captured magnificent pictures.

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  48. Khoi Mai

    July 22, 2012 at 07:35

    These are beautiful! Love the blue sky!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 22, 2012 at 09:49

      Thank you~! So nice of you to leave your kind comments here! Thanks!

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  49. dougstinson

    July 22, 2012 at 12:51

    The bridge shot is particularly powerful. Great light and perspective. Wonderful diagonal.

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  50. City Sites Photo

    July 24, 2012 at 20:47

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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  51. Leaving Fingerprints

    August 8, 2012 at 12:28

    Super gorgeous.

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  52. Saurabh Vyas

    January 23, 2013 at 01:59

    Beautiful image Alex…

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 23, 2013 at 10:17

      Thank you so much for your compliment!

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