One of my new hobby is to take night scene pictures. I just knew that my tiny waterproof and shockproof camera could handle it, given I could manage the camera to stay still. It could be challenging sometimes since we are too lazy to carry around a tripod with us. So I usually use stones, brochures, wallet, or anything I can find that can give the right angle of the scene to my camera and let it stay still.
Here are the highlights of my Sydney night shots. These first few were taken during the Australian Idol finale. They had this event beside the Sydney Opera House.
A spectacular fireworks wasn’t it? We were lucky to happen to be around there just right during the fireworks show. We had no idea that the Australian Idol finale was performed that night.
The followings were taken around the Darling Harbour of Sydney, a harbour that was turned into a pretty restaurant and entertainment district, close to downtown Sydney.
Now, here is a pink building, the Rabobank Sydney, that I usually remember as “Robobank”, on the preparation of the Australia Day. Just in the case you are wondering, this building is usually coloured just the regular grey. The pinkness was a result of illumination. Too bad the picture is a little bit blurry, but I like it anyway since it was too bizarre.
Finally, the Australia Day spectacular light show and fireworks at Darling Harbour. We didn’t go to Darling Harbour that night, even though it was only 10 minutes away, since for the first time we had our chance to view this from high up. It was so great!
That’s it for now from Sydney!
When: The nights of Nov 2009 – Jan 2010
Where: Sydney downtown area