Vivid Sydney 2011…

I joined a handfull of my work colleagues from the office on saturday evening to take some photos of sunset on the harbour (which wasn’t particularly great) and the lights of Vivid Sydney – until early rain halted our evening.

Note: These images (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay gallery viewer.

The view of the Sydney Harbour bridge as the sun sets behind it as viewed from the Sydney Opera House

Skylines

NIKON D7000 + 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 17 mm, 0.4 sec at f / 13, ISO 100

Similar vantage point with a wider lens towards the end of twilight (5:25PM)

Twilight Show

NIKON D7000 + 8.0-16.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 8 mm, 30 sec at f / 11, ISO 100

After grabbing some dinner in the Rocks Markets it was just starting to sprinkle lightly so we quickly headed down to the overseas passenger terminal to grab some obligatory shots of the Opera House being painted

Beaming Sails

NIKON D7000 + 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 34 mm, 20 sec at f / 7.1, ISO 100

A shot timed to have a Water Taxi bob it’s way through the image

Taxi Anyone?

NIKON D7000 + 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 50 mm, 15 sec at f / 5.6, ISO 100

Then it really started to rain so the evening was abandoned 🙁