Thursday, 1 July 2010

Opera House, Vivid Sydney, Lighting The Sails (Theme Day: Reflections)

Lighting the Sails is the name of this spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House which provided brilliant reflections on Sydney Harbour. It was part of Vivid Sydney, a festival of light, music and ideas which ran from 27th May to 21st June. This is the second year that the city has held the festival that features large-scale light installations and projections, music performances and creative ideas summits.

47 comments:

  1. simply amazing! the colours, the patterns - all fantastic! wonderful!

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  2. Oh, how fun! I would love to see this!

    I used to live on a boat, and the lights on the harbor are a favorite memory.

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  3. My goodness, the colours and the refelections and fascinating laser work there. Hard for me to imagine the beautiful opera house like this but it must have amazing to see. Super shots.

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  4. Spectacular is almost too tame a word. Amazing.... What a City!

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  5. WOW! I can`t believe it.. just wonderful color!

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  6. A great collection of images of one of the world's iconic buildings.

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  7. Fantastic, especially the first one with the discrete projections. I read somewhere that the architect had sails in mind; these lighting effects really enhance that notion. Brillig.

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  8. OOOOOOH I'm so jealous that I can't see this in person. I assume that the colours/images change at regular intervals - how long does each one last? A few seconds? Is it a show that runs at a specific time or is it on pretty much all evening ?

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  9. Nathalie, the projections ran from 6pm to midnight, every night of the festival. This year many of the images were active so they constantly moved or changed. There seemed to be a completely new image after about five minutes and then they repeated the sequence, a couple of hours later.

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  10. Thanks for the answer - that was quick. You must be up real early to reply now!

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  11. How brilliant is that? Your photos make it feel like I was there.

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  12. Wow, the Opera House just looks better and better.

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  13. What a fantastic set of pictures! Beatiful.

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  14. Holy Smokeroos! Those photos are all just beautiful and so fun to see them in a series. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Fantastic post - the way they light up that landmark is remarkable.

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  16. Such lovely reflections. And the colors are an added bonus.

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  17. nice photo's for orchestra house! simply amazing!!!

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  18. Brilliant photos Jim, you got the best shots I have seen of the SOH.

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  19. It's very hard to get sick of looking at these photos.

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  20. W O W !!!!
    Thank you for the show - your photos are the next best thing to being there. :)

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  21. A great choice for this Theme Day. How a wonderful place can be even more beutiful...

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  22. I can never get enough of your Vivid Sydney photos. Absolutely wonderful!

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  23. Incredible. The things that can be done nowdays still amazes me.

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  24. I really feel this is the most memorable piece of architecture of the last century. I never tire of seeing it in whatever dress it may be adorned in.

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  25. The design of the opera house is really exceptional. After all those lights and colours, I still prefer to see it plain white!

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  26. Not only is it a fun idea, but the photos you took are fantastic. I've always loved looking at pictures of the Opera House, but these are my favorites.

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  27. Wow, lovely pix of the Opera House.

    I have seen an ad promoting Vivid Sydney in our local paper. But your photos outbeat the ad!!! It's a great tribute to your city's famous landmark!

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  28. Fantastic work, Jim! Amazing post!

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  29. I had no idea that it changed its colors and patterns!!! Beautiful choice for the monthly theme!!!

    Hood Photo Blog

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  30. It looks much better from that view than it does close up. Now some of what I saw makes sense.

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  31. Very interesting pictures of Opera House.

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  32. Amazing .... I would love to see this live!

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  33. Very beautiful photos of the Opera House.

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