Vivid Light Festival: Sydney Opera House

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Well, it’s that time of year again and Sydney is once again playing host the Vivid Light Festival. The photo’s I’ll share tonight will only focus on the Opera House as I didn’t head down there until 10.20pm (and the lights go off at 11pm!). Hopefully, I will make it out a few more times over the next week and have some more images to post in the days ahead.

OPERA HOUSE – Songlines

This years theme is entitled ‘Songlines’ and the projection marks the first indigenous work to be commissioned exclusively for the sails of the Sydney Opera House. I have to say it’s a stunning display; probably the best one I have seen since Vivid started 8 years ago. The story celebrates our country through paintings that depict our interconnected history lines and early trade routes; personal journeys and timeless ideas that privilege the art of Australia’s most influential contemporary First Nations artists.

Absolutely gorgeous!

Canon 5DMIII | Canon EF 24-70 f2.8L | Tripod | Shutter release | Post: Lightroom 5

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Gallery Viewer

And, for those that prefer looking at the photo’s in the gallery viewer with the accompanying metadata (focal length and shutter speed); here they are again. Just click (or double tap) on an image to see them open in the lightbox.



10 Comments Add yours

  1. paula graham says:

    As pretty a picture as you might want with reflections to die for. Marvellous stuff. Looking forward to the next instalment! Well done.

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  2. Sam Levy says:

    These are beautiful, Distan. I wish I was there!

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Oh thanks Sam; hopefully you’ll be back soon for a visit! Would be lovely to see you again. Hope you’ve been well!


  3. Jane Lurie says:

    This is a gorgeous one. What a fabulous treat for you to photograph.

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Oh yes indeed, Vivid is a real treat. Unfortunately, we got some pretty crappy weather during this years festival and it forced the closure of a couple of sites (king tides did damage along the water front near the Opera House). Still, at least I made it down there a couple of times.


  4. Jane Lurie says:

    PS. The entire set is fantastic!

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  5. Fotohabitate says:

    Wow!! Absolutely stunning pictures! Great!

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thanks heaps, much appreciated. They really put on a wonderful show.


  6. Mike says:

    I have to agree – that’s the best sail I’ve seen. I didn’t make it this year, so it’s great to see your photos.

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thanks Mike. You know what they say; maybe next year. Hope you’ve been well.


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