The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House erupt with a spectacular fireworks show at the 2015 New Year's Eve celebrations with the apartments of Kirribilli in the foreground and the Prime Minister's residence on the left of the picture
-- Awards --
** 1 x Bronze Award - 2016 International Pano Awards
-- Artist Notes --
Beauty in chaos - If anyone has been down by the water for the spectacular Sydney Harbour fireworks during the New Year's Eve celebrations you'll know exactly what I mean.
To get this shot during the midnight fireworks I had to arrive no later than 3pm that afternoon to beat the hordes of spectators looking for the best viewing spot and wait for 9 hours. With the Prime Minister's residence being less than 50 metres away, it was no wonder security was so tight.
Planning was the key element to getting a nice clean shot so I'm grateful that my friend was able to lend her balcony for the evening and all of her friends who gave me the necessary space to work. I captured about 20 different images to complete this artwork and employed a technique of using both fast and slow shutter speeds to enhance the excitement of the fireworks and minimize the smoke then hand stitched it all together to include all the finer details such as the people from the foreground balcony enjoying the view. This image looks best when blown up to at least 3 metres wide to give it the impact it deserves.
January 3rd, 2016
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