To me Circular Quay is heart of Sydney. It connects tourists and locals going about their days. As you can see dozens of ferries take people all around the region from Manly to Parramatta. To capture this I’m stood on a pedestrian walkway along side the Cahill Express highway. Below this is the Circular Quay railway station. A few floors below that is the harbour side with five wharfs out into the quay.
Built in 1890 this Victorian style retail arcade is in the heart of central Sydney. It’s quieter and more picturesque than the nearby Queen Victoria Building. One thing that stands out to me the most is the shop signage. No big red SALE signs. No huge shop brand logos. Simple small signs above each shop front. Helped by the ornate cast iron and carved balustrades, and timber framed shopfronts. It did take some time to compose this photograph to be as symmetrical as possible.
The sun rising up behind the Sydney Opera House was what I planned to capture. Walking up and down the opposite side of Circular Quay, I saw the moon rising up between the “sails” of the Opera House. This made me run to find a spot where I could frame the moon right between the “sails”. The crescent moon was rising up faster than I had expected. Only this year have I started to photograph moonrise and it is much more difficult than sunrise. You get much more warning with sunrise due to the amount of light the sun gives off in comparison to the moon.
Sydney is world famous for the Sydney Harbour Bridge but it isn’t the only bridge worth seeing. This is the Anzac Bridge at Johnstons Bay. Taking 8 lines of traffic between between Pyrmont and Glebe Island. Opened in 1995 it is over 800 metres long. It’s also close to the central business district of the city. You can even see the more famous harbour bridge to the right of the left hand pylon in the distance. When composing this photo, I made sure to include the city skyline, in particular the Sydney Tower.