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Fotoeins Friday: Sydney Opera House at 41

Opened on 20 October 1973, the Sydney Opera House celebrates its 41st anniversary in 2014. First-time visitors to Sydney almost always seek out the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge nearby. When I’m in Sydney, I always go back to Sydney Harbour to remind myself the Opera House is “still there.” No, it’s not rational; yes, it’s entirely emotional.

For more about the Opera House project, please check out this post about the construction of this UNESCO World Heritage site, and how a “Sphere of Fruit” has all to do with the famous sail-like roof.

With the shadow of the Harbour Bridge against the Opera House, I made the photo on 12 May 2013 with the Canon EOS450D (XSi) camera and the EF 50/1.4 prime-lens with the following settings: 1/800s, f/8, ISO200, 50mm (80mm) focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

6 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Sydney Opera House at 41”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Maria. I agree: in this case, it’s better to have a more “interesting” foreground and background. Also, it was a very windy afternoon when I made this shot from the boat on the water. Thanks for your comment!


    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Molly. Australia is a big place, too; so there’s an overwhelming number of choices from urban to nature, from outback hiking to snorkeling. I like my urban environments, so there’s plenty to keep me happy throughout the country from the Indian Ocean side in Perth to the Pacific Ocean side in Sydney. I hope you go to Australia soon! 🙂


  1. Nancie

    Gorgeous shot, Henry. I have fond memories of visiting the Sydney Opera House in 1980. I’d love to go back.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Nancie. There’s something extra special about the light of golden hour against the Opera House. As Sydney is only a “little bit farther” than Malaysia, I’m sure you’re going back and soon. 🙂 Thanks again for your comment!


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