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The Sydney Opera House in a different Suburb…

by on May.23, 2011, under Life, Photography

I had some time to kill on the weekend whilst my daughter was completing an exam in North Sydney, so with camera in hand I went for a bit of a wander in the area for a couple hours and took some images walking the streets and visiting the markets.

This first image was taken in the heart of North Sydney and shows the tower at the top of the North Sydney Post Office in front of one of the new modern glass skyscrapers behind.

Old and New

NIKON D7000 + 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 70 mm, 1/160 sec at f / 8.0, ISO 100

I drive to the city many mornings and as you come down the freeway towards the tunnel and bridge you can see the compressed view of the buildings in North Sydney along with the harbour, the harbour bridge and the city behind and I’ve often thought it would be great to take that photo from this higher vantage. I see this pedestrian overpass which crosses high above the freeway from one side to the other and eyed it off as a potential shooting location. Anyway in my wanderings I found it (at the end of Ridge Street near North Sydney oval) and took the following images (actually from atop a wall just next to the walkway).

Lead me to the Harbour

NIKON D7000 + 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 100 mm, 1/400 sec at f / 7.1, ISO 100

I was particularly happy with this last image – I hadn’t pre-visualised this one whilst driving down the freeway since you don’t get to see this view from the road but once I was up there this jumped straight out at me.

Suburban House

NIKON D7000 + 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 145 mm, 1/500 sec at f / 7.1, ISO 100

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