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Views of St Mary’s…

by on Jan.29, 2014, under Life, Photography

Some of Sydney’s famous CBD landmarks like St Mary’s Cathedral and the Town Hall were lit up with light projections as part of the Sydney city Christmas celebrations – the Lights of Christmas.

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

We had a fantastic late show of colour on sunset this evening – with the skies lighting up with pinks and reds in the whispy clouds – pretty much right on sunset with the faint projection line up markings lighting up the cathedral

Fire over St Mary’s

Fire over St Mary's

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 29 mm, 1.30 sec at f/11, ISO 100

The clear skies made for a fantastic twilight blue to offset the cathedral projections – about half an hour after sunset

Fantasy Palace

Fantasy Palace

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 18 mm, 2 sec at f/6.3, ISO 400

A little selfie action with the fisheye lens up close

Selfie on Green

Selfie on Green

NIKON D600 + 15.0 mm f/2.8 @ 15 mm, 1/2 sec at f/5.6, ISO 800

Crystal Beams

Crystal Beams

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 35 mm, 20.00 sec at f/9, ISO 100

and want to see what does all those projections onto the building – the tower which holds all the light – dang those projectors are bright. They tell me the control of the beams is so tight and accurate they can light up small sections – e.g. that cross on the top of the church – with effectively no spill outside the shape!

a long exposure to let those fast moving clouds lit by city light pollution streak through the sky

Lighting the Way

Lighting the Way

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 30 sec at f/11, ISO 100

Pointing to the Stars

Pointing to the Stars

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 26 mm, 2 sec at f/8, ISO 400

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