Sunday, February 15, 2009

#174-365 Local Landmarks

Not Queensland but definitely says Australia. I intended to post this later but have had a few people query the size of the Opera House.
This shot was taken looking across Farm Cove, the Opera House is actually closer to us than the Coat Hanger (Bridge) by the width of Sydney Cove.

Parallax error, or perspective make it seem that the Opera House is big in Comparison, but in reality the Bridge is huge, don't mistake me though subsequent close- ups of the Opera House will show that it is a towering structure in its own right. Nearly caught up.

12 comments:

Debbie said...

Such a peaceful looking cove. I thought water so close to Sydney would be very busy with boats and people! So calm and quiet.

Linda said...

I would love to see the opera house, in person. Nice shot.

~Val said...

Nice composition - and thanks for the explanation of the perspective. I hope to see that in person someday!

barbs said...

Nice Ron. I like the perspective! Someday I have to travel to Australia. Your photos are so nice. It is a beautiful country

mljrbg said...

Fabulous looking structure and bridge. Beautiful with the water.

ellens365 said...

I'd have thought it a busy place too. A wonderful shot and great perspective to see such Australian icons

Chesney said...

Ok, now I am really jealous, when did you say hotel Daudin was open??
Gorgeous image!!

shadowsandhighlights said...

Beautiful image! That Opera House is so unique! One shot of it and you know exactly where it is!

Candyce said...

so beautiful, my nephew went to Australia last summer with his school the photos don't do it justice I'm sure it looks like an amazing place!

lottaspyssel said...

Ohhh i miss this view, have a similar photo taken on my honeymoon. I really enjoy your blogg and it is so nice to look at your photos.

MsKaty said...

I love your photo!!! Is that the bridge that folks can climb and walk on the top? My daughter did that on a bridge near the Opra House. She loved your country and wants to go back as she didn't get to dive the reef that time.

DART said...

I'm going to take this same shot myself one day! Oh, and thanks for the info about the bridge...I'm still gonna go for it...my hubby isn't! He doesn't like heights at the best of times and hearing all about that sway, well, that just cemented his decision! He'll have to get the zoom going from the ground to see me once I get up there! : )