Tag Archives: Sydney Opera House

Milson’s Point View

A view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from Milson’s Point at twilight.

Milson's Point View

Milson’s Point View

This year I have decided to make more of an effort to get out and shoot regularly.

For this most recent weeknight shoot (my third of 2017), I decided to re-visit the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which I rarely photograph any more.

The last time I captured a serious image here was in 2005!

So, here it is: the iconic bridge for which Sydney is famous.

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Sydney Harbour from Above

This morning Xenedette and I took a very enjoyable seaplane flight over Sydney’s northern beaches (as well as Sydney Harbour) with Sydney Seaplanes, departing in a De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk 1 (VH-AQU) from Rose Bay in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Our flight path took us in a northerly direction along the northern beaches.  We banked sharply right around Barrenjoey Head and headed back south, banking right towards Sydney Harbour, where we banked left over the Sydney Harbour Bridge before heading back to Rose Bay.

The weather forecast for this weekend indicated dangerous swells along the coast.  Looking down over Turimetta and Canyon X (Warriewood) from an altitude of 1,600ft or so, it was clear that the coastline was copping a pounding and would have been dangerous territory for seascape photography.

Naturally I shot quite a few images and high-definition videos from the aircraft.

I’ve long since lost interest in shooting the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, but here is a somewhat cliché shot of both icons from an altitude of 1,000ft or thereabouts, looking south-west over the city (I was in the co-pilot’s seat).  An aerial view of Sydney Harbour is too good to miss, even if its two main attractions have been shot to death.

Sydney Harbour from Above

Sydney Harbour from Above