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June 8, 2013

Vivid iii

On Thursday night, I went to check out Vivid Sydney, which is an annual festival with light installations around the Rocks and Circular Quay. Posting about it is becoming a tradition in the making, because I've done so for the last two years I've had this blog. Both those times I used my prime lens, which lets the light in so much better, but it doesn't autofocus on my camera; so this year, I cranked up the ISO and slowed the shutter with the kit lens (but got motion blur instead, you can't win).


The MCA on the left, the bridge on the right. I think the bridge is lit up on the other side, but we didn't go over there.




This year I took a lot more pictures of people interacting with the installations, because that's what makes Vivid, I think. Also because I would've been around all night if I'd tried to wait for people to get out of the way.




I really liked this one, simple and cheerful. I don't know why the left side of the building looks so sci-fi after editing!


Deb looking thoughtfully at photographs.


Me doing the same.


My favourite one. We almost missed it cause it looks so nondescript, but it's an interactive installation where you walk over the ground and light trails appear after you. The faster you walk, the more solid the lines are, and when your lines cross there's a sunburst.


One where you drummed to make the light appear.



Maybe I should have relieved Deb of her laptop and drink can...


We were too awkward to ask someone to take our picture together, haha.



The MCA was great this year, I liked how they coordinated music with it. It was actually mesmerising. In contrast, I wasn't really into the Opera House or Customs House ones... I just didn't really like the visuals.

I'm so glad it's a public holiday on Monday. I really need it, even if it's just a day... I am basically dragging myself to the end of the semester, haha.

39 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I haven never seen this before! Looks pretty cool, also the previous years! :]

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  2. Wow! I would like to visit Australia one day!
    These pictures are awesome!

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  3. Ohhh what kind of cameralens is it?
    I've seen this lightshow at someone elses
    blog c: Very lovely! Xx

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    1. It's just the standard 18-55mm one that comes with the camera :)

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  4. Oh wow, so pretty! Looks like an awesome time :)

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  5. Yay! Vivid! I've been waiting for this one to happen, haha! As I probably said to many times in comments on people's vivid-blogs, if I ever happen to visit Sydney, it has to be when Vivid is around. Every time I get so excited by just looking at everyone's pictures. I'm glad you and your friend had a good time!

    Your favourite must have been brilliant, it looks sort of... not-very-spectacular in photo, but it sounds really neat. And I love the MCA one, that has got to be my favourite.

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  6. WOW the installations look beautiful! WHat a great festival!

    Daisy Dayz

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  7. Gorgeous lights, I would love to go to Vivid one year! Hope you had a good night x

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  8. Yay these photos look so good! I wouldn't have been able to take decent non-shakey photos if I didn't bring a tripod :P I seemed to have missed out on all the fuss about the installations because I was too busy admiring the lights and prancing along to the music haha.

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  9. The night photos came out beautifully. Oh how I wish I could attend this event! Thanks for sharing these photos Jane and making us jealous of your fun ;)

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  10. oh wow, looks amazing! never seen anything like that here.
    my friends and i are also too awkward to ask strangers to take our pictures together, haha. so most of the pictures of me&friends are these low quality mobile phone front camera photos :D

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  11. This looks awesome! I love the sunflowers one.

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  12. ohmygod! the photos are amazing and i love that sunflower building photo...!!!! this must have been a fantastic event!!

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  13. These pictures are amazing! Love them! Loved your blog and will come back for sure!

    Oh, I just started following you by the way, on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you come by my blog! Would love to know what you think about it, and maybe follow me back if you like it?

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  14. Wow really great photos, I am really bad at taking photos at night, I need to practice keeping my hand steady. The festival looks really fun, I probably would've been ooing and aahhing the whole time haha

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  15. wow! this is amazing. i like your night time pictures. i still struggle! will have to practice more!

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  16. vivid looked really good this year! i'm sad i didn't actually make it this year, but i was driving into the city last night for something else and there was the most HORRENDOUS traffic because it was the last night of vivid. :( so i wouldn't have braved even if i didn't have anything else on last night, there would have been SO many people down there.

    little henry lee

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    1. Yeah I heard the traffic was ridiculous! Weeknights would be the way to go next year, I reckon.

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  17. Wooooow *______* Amazing!
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  18. The light installations are so colorful! I really like the last two projections on buildings. :)

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  19. Oooh my, this looks so amazing. I know we had it ones in Gent, but not as impressive as in Sidney. Wonderful Ö

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  20. I remember seeing you post about this last year and it looked amazing. Looks just as good this year too! xxx

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  21. Sydney looks insane! Makes me want to visit 100x more now haha xx


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  22. Awesome pictures. I love all of the bright colors.

    Melissa
    http://wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  23. Wow, everything looks so amazing!
    I hope you enjoyed your long weekend.

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  24. Oh wow these are incredible photos! I can't stop looking at them, they also fill me with a massive urge to go to Australia! I hope you enjoy your off day on Monday, I know the feeling of dragging yourself over that semester finish line you're so close!
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  25. I went to Vivid this year, and I actually thought there was so much more variety and so much more exhibits than the previous years! And I agree, I thought the MCA looks absolutely spectacular, especially the fluids that ran down the walls of the building!

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  26. this looks like a really fun event! I love how you captured the light shows so cleary on the buildings, i never can myself :( xx

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  27. Oh wow, it looks stunning!
    I really like how the buildings look in the last photos, pretty video mapping and such *-*

    http://disfidare.blogspot.pt x

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  28. This must have been pretty great, the lights look amazing.

    Love x
    Grow In Fashion

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  29. Wow, this really looks incredible. It looks so interesting and just way too much fun! I think that your photos came out amazing, by the way. I'm terrible at taking photos at night, haha.

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  30. I think you did a really good job anyway, the photos turned out pretty well. I've tried it myself a few times, but photographing in the dark is quite a challenge.

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  31. this light show looks amazing. stuff appearing as you walk and hit drums, wowzers. clever boffins must be working on this. never been to anything like this myself but would love to.

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  32. Glad to see you're wearing ya sneakers in public haha

    The MCA was really pretty this year (that's all i saw though...sadly...)

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  33. Stunning photography!

    The light show looks fab!

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  34. These photos are so gorgeous Jane, aw I always love your photography! I think you're so good at it xxx

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  35. Beautiful photos !
    Nice post
    xx

    _Alba_

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