Sydney Opera House at night

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Ian Stehbens on October 8, 2008

Thanks indeed for your appreciation of both architecture and image. Best wishes for your competition.

Kind regards,

Ian

Alessandro Bomfim on October 20, 2008

I can put here many word but I wouldn't be able to describe it at all.

Ian Stehbens on October 20, 2008

Thank you for your appreciation and message, Alessandro. It is a remarkable structure in a wonderful harbour setting.

Warm greetings from Sydney.

Ian

Alessandro Bomfim on October 20, 2008

It's ok Ian! thank you too for keeping contact!

greetings from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.

Arabique on October 30, 2008

Ian this is by far one of the nicest photos of the opera house on panoramio! you have photographed a scene that i see weekly and you have done it in such a classy and elegant way.

Ian Stehbens on October 30, 2008

It is very affirming that someone who knows the Opera House so well, appreciates my photogrpahy of it. Thank you arabique. Judging by the number of hits, this has become my 'signature' photo!

Kind regards from up the River,

Ian in Parramatta

niklas-bayrle.com on October 30, 2008

What for a great night picture of the Opera! Well done.

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Ian Stehbens on October 30, 2008

Thank you DiggaTwigga. You also are a competent night photographer.

Greetings from Sydney to Germany.

Ian

Reiner Vogeley on November 1, 2008

Excellent night photo, wonderful reflections and colours. Great shot!

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Kindest regards Reiner.

Ian Stehbens on November 1, 2008

Thank you Reiner.

Appreciatively,

Ian in Sydney

hyedward on November 7, 2008

the most awesome pic of sydney here!

Ian Stehbens on November 18, 2008

Thanks for your appreciative comment, Edward. It is a great view of this amazing building.

Best wishes from Sydney,

Ian

Ian Stehbens on November 18, 2008

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T NL on November 28, 2008

Fantastic night shot of an amazing building, nicely done Ian!

Greets, Tomas

Ian Stehbens on November 28, 2008

I appreciate your comment Tomas and the more I photograph this building the more I appreciate its architect! Kind regards from Sydney.

Ian

thor☼odin™ on November 30, 2008

Hello Ian Allow me to bring a homage to the Architect Jørn Utzon who passed away yesterday at an age of 90. Best wishes Peter

Ian Stehbens on November 30, 2008

Thank you very much, Peter. Your thoughtful response is treasured by me, and I join you in paying tribute to this very special man, his imagination and his achievements.

I feel privileged to have this image and others in my album for now they, in a small way honour Jørn Utzon, the remarkable architect of our Sydney Opera House. I am aware as is all Australia that Jørn Utzon died yesterday morning at his Copenhagen home.

This image of the Opera House has received 41,300 hits tidate and is my highest ranked photo. All of these hits are attributable to Mr Jorn Utzon AC, for no one would look for this icon on any site if it were not for his architectural concept. I am proud to honour this late great Danish architect, who certainly deserved architecture's supreme award, the Pritzker Prize, which he was awarded in 2003, and the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).

An obiturary that pays tribute to him appears in today's Los Angeles Times and there will appear some very special articles on this man and his Sydney Opera House in papers and other media all around the world, for the Opera House is an item of World Heritage, built in our lifetime!

I am sure that the Danish and Australian media will feature him and his imagination in the coming days. It will not be a temporary thing for his legacy will grow into legend, his vision will become even more awesome as the years go by. He will be held in high esteem by generations yet unborn for his building transformed the image of two nations, both Denmark and Australia.

Humbly,

Ian

jeff_msn123 on December 1, 2008

I heard it on TV. He was a great designer. Human life is limited. But his designed Sydney Opera House will be eternal. It is landmark of Australia.

Jeff

Ian Stehbens on December 1, 2008

Thanks Jeff. All over the world the media picked up on Utzon's death and contribution. And you are right, Jeff, so let me repeat, for the world, part of my earlier comment: It will not be a temporary thing for his legacy will grow into legend, his vision will become even more awesome as the years go by. He will be held in high esteem by generations yet unborn for his building transformed the image of two nations, both Denmark and Australia.

My best regards, Jeff,

Ian

U.A.B. on December 21, 2008

Nice nightshot.Best regards,sadass. My Contest

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Photo taken in Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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  • Uploaded on June 2, 2007
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    by Ian Stehbens
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2005/09/02 20:28:12
    • Exposure: 4.000s
    • Focal Length: 75.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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