Sydney Tower from Hyde Park

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Comments (18)

leinamau on November 2, 2007

This is a terrific shot! It looks as if it came out straight from the Star War Movies! It is very similar to the 'Statue of Liberty' but the colour lights against the dark white clouds and green of the trees is spectacular! You've captured the modern times with the natural green environment! It is beautiful!

Ian Stehbens on November 2, 2007

Thanks Leinamau. As you were with me the night I took this picture - I think you were wandering around near the cathedral at the time that I took the shot - you will appreciate that the Tower certainly catches one's attention as it towers above. The view from Hyde Park is one of the best views of it. Recently I was in the tower and took some shots from up there. I have posted one of the Opera House and one of St Mary's Cathedral from up there as well. Glad you enjoyed the photo. I know you enjoy beautiful things.

Palmina Moore on December 1, 2007

Beautiful shot Ian I've only seen this in the day time. Now I wished I'd seen it at night.


Rafal Ociepka on January 7, 2008

It's great, Ian!

Ian Stehbens on January 7, 2008

I'd love to show you this in person, one day, Rafal. That would be great!

Mark Highton Ridley on January 8, 2008

Beautifully framed, Ian - you must have worked at it to find this supportive point of view :)

Ian Stehbens on January 8, 2008

Thankyou for the encouragement highton-ridley. And your implication is right, for I have not seen any other image of the tower that resembles this. But this frame was the second tree frame that I tried. My small challenge was that as I do not use a tripod, I must find a "supportive" tree trunk or the back of a park bench or a lampost to hold the camera against, and to find that in just the right place is something of a challenge at times, although for this I think it was a lamp post that was in the right spot! Ian

Mark Highton Ridley on January 8, 2008

And if no-one else discovers this spot, within a year the growth of the trees means it won't be possible and will make it a unique shot :)

I've got one - they changed the bridge surface from wood to to a non-slip texture surface so no-one else will get the wavy effect - ever :)

Ian Stehbens on January 8, 2008

You have me thinking about the trees in Hyde Park. Only last year the City Council had to remove quite a number of the trees because of age and some disease, they said, and I suspect at the same time they may have pruned a number of the remaining trees. That may be an explanation for this window that was open to me. (I have wondered whether I should have cloned out the aircraft - the red blurry spot - that is in the image. Would you? Ian

Mark Highton Ridley on January 9, 2008

Hi Ian, yes, I'd clone it out. When you're making a "record" shot then it's be best to leave such stuff as is but when you're making a thing of beauty... bye, bye!! :)

jeff_msn123 on March 7, 2008

You have capture the best perspective of Sydney tower. Nice shot.

Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff

Ian Stehbens on March 11, 2008

Thanks Jeff. You have many tall structures to photograph in HK, and the fantastic variety of lights and relief to create great night images too. I look forward to seeing some night shots in your album.


jeff_msn123 on March 11, 2008


Thanks for your reply


victorlisa on November 12, 2008

Hi ian, this is great picture!!Fantastic.

Roberto/ex "vagabond… on November 12, 2008

Nice effects! Y* Greetings from Italy xxxvagabondo

Ian Stehbens on November 17, 2008

Dear Lisa,

I love it too, in fact, before you leave to return to Bali, if you come and visit me in my office you will see this one hangs proudly on my office wall!

And, xxxvagabondo, I am delighted that you have added this to your favourites. Thanks for the Y*. And greetings from Sydney.


Ian Stehbens on November 18, 2008

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Photo taken in Hyde Park, Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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