Posts Tagged ‘sydney’

Sculpture By The Sea

27/10/2012

Imprisoned caterpillars, a skeleton walking a balance beam and giants made of staples. Sounds like characters from a fantasy novel but these are actually some of the things you will find at the annual spring exhibition, Sculpture By The Sea, another favourite event for Sydneysiders. I am continually impressed by the focus of cultural events in Sydney, one trait that makes this city such a special place. SBTS is a treat for photographers and while I went along equipped with my little point and shoot, the exhibition presents plenty of opportunities for even the most amateur photographer (ahem.. me) to play around with. Cameras aside though, the purpose is to get outside, take in the fresh ocean breeze and enjoy art.


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Lorikeet invasion

08/07/2012

Remember the classic Hitchcock film The Birds? I felt like I was in a much more pleasant and not so deadly version of that the other day. I was working at home when I glanced outside to see one beautiful rainbow lorikeet perched on the balcony railing. Generally, I’m not a big fan of the bird family but the colours on a rainbow lorikeet are remarkable. When I quietly stepped onto the balcony to snap a photo of the little fella (or lady) I noticed this particular bird wasn’t very shy. Suddenly, I found my balcony invaded with rainbow lorikeets, most of which seemed to love the camera. In addition to their playful personalities, I was also struck by the contrast of their vibrant feathers against the grey, stormy skies in the background. A little while later when the rain had stopped and the clouds began to disappear, so did the lorikeets into the concrete jungle.

Rainbow lorikeet

First there was one.

Pair of rainbow lorikeets

And then there was two.

Group of lorikeets

Suddenly an invasion of rainbow lorikeets.

Pair of lorikeets (love birds)

Huddling for warmth

Lorikeets looking mischevious

This pair looks like they’re up to no good.

Another pair of lorikeets

The one on the left is showing off his Blue Steel look.

Vivid Sydney

10/06/2012

One of my favourite festivals here is Vivid Sydney, particularly for the amazing display of lights. This past weekend I joined the crowds in a dazzling and stunning collection of lights, sculptures and art. While I’m not brilliant with photography I managed to capture some of the magic from the night.

Customs House Vivid Sydney

Old MCA at Vivid Sydney
Bicycle image on MCA
Vivid Sydney(Above) The kids in front of the screens controlling the movements projected onto the building.

Glowing (Above) Glowing in the light from the blue egg

Chandelier on the Harbour
Bubble lights
Sydney lit up

Macaron Sunday!

06/11/2011

Had to get up at 6:30am just to beat the line at Adriano Zumbo to get my hands on these little delights. Some of the flavours you see here include a lime mojito, watermelon, cola and a surprise macaroon covered in chocolate. Delicious way to begin this bright and hot Sunday in Sydney!

Adriano Zumbo macaroons