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    The icon of Sydney - the famous Opera House looks good from far. Somehow, it doesn't look as good as from far when it's close...

    It's design is supposed to be based on sails, looks like our Esplanade is modeled after the Syndey Opera House, with smaller sails of course


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    From afar...


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    like the second one.. but thnk can crop more sky out...

    always thought they sell pistachios...
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    hehe, was thinking of doing pandorama...wondering what's the ratio of width and height... 5:2?

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    pianomama...
    not sure leh... thought crop as u like?
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    i like the 2nd pic as it is!

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    First shot:

    Not a bad effort at all, but suffers from the usual converging verticals that most wide angle lenses suffer from. In this case it's manifested as a distorted information display thingie on the left hand side and un-natural looking stairline along the periphery of the forecourt area.

    A suggestion when composing this sort of shot it to either use the converging verticals to good effect or try to minimise their presence. As it stands in this shot it's more annoying than artistic.

    Second shot:
    Looks like it was taken from Fort Dennison (sp). I'd have waited another 10-15 minutes till the lights are on both on the Opera House and bridge.

    However as it stands it's a nicely done shot.
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    Originally posted by canturn

    It's design is supposed to be based on sails, looks like our Esplanade is modeled after the Syndey Opera House, with smaller sails of course
    I remember reading that the designer got his idea from "oranges"..... slices of them that is.
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    Thanks Ian for the detailed comments. Will relook at some which were shot at a less wide angle for the 1st pic. 16mm distortion seems a bit hard to control.

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    Originally posted by canturn
    Thanks Ian for the detailed comments. Will relook at some which were shot at a less wide angle for the 1st pic. 16mm distortion seems a bit hard to control.
    Control comes with practice, or at least being able to live with the distortion.
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