Darling Harbour at night

Darling Harbour at night

Standing on Parmont Bridge gives a great view of Darling Harbour and the Ferris wheel. This was taken in the evening so there was more movement in the water from wind and water taxis. The building on the left is the ICC Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Sofitel Hotel in the middle and Harbourside Shopping Centre on the right. Originally I wanted to capture the full reflection of the Sofitel building on the water but decided to focus more on the ferris wheel’s reflection. Using a 5 second long exposure time when the wheel was moving makes it almost look like a ring of light. Behind the wheel and the glass roof of the shopping centre is the Novotel hotel.

Mrs Macquaries Point at dawn

Mrs Macquaries Point at dawn

On my second dawn visit in a row I tried to do something different. Usually I walk further to the left. Blue Points Tower in the distance behind the bridge looks like it is proping it up to me. So by walking about a hundred metres to the left the Opera House starts to block it out. This time I saw some rocks in the foreground right at the end of the point. Getting the camera very low to the ground helped with this composition. With the foreground rocks and the famous bridge and Opera House in the background. The two second exposure time has made the waves on the rocks quite blurred giving them this ghostly look.

Circular Quay at night

Circular Quay at night

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.

Sydney Opera House and bridge

Sydney Opera House and bridge at night

One of my favourite place in Sydney is Mrs Macquarie’s Point, at the end of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Earlier this year I was in Sydney for two weeks and came here once for sunset and twice for sunrise. Looking towards the bridge we’re facing west. In the evening you have a good chance of a nice sunset behind the bridge and Opera House. This can create a good silhouette but I prefer going here at dawn. Getting there about an hour before sunrise there were only half a dozen people. This photograph was taken about an hour after sunset on my first evening in Sydney.