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vivid sydney

Another year, another Vivid done and dusted! I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about pretty lights that makes me willing to brave the cold and put up with ridiculous crowds every single year. In fact, this time I went on three separate occasions and still didn’t get to see everything on offer, probably since the attractions were a lot more spread out than in previous years.

I didn’t bring my tripod this time around either, considering I only had time to wander around after uni (laziness may have also been a factor), but I was pleasantly surprised by the results! All you really need is a good prime lens, and the ability to stand super still if you ever need to keep the shutter open. Anyway, without further adieu…

      

Some interesting sights to be seen in Martin Place. Apparently the copper parts of the boards were sensitive, so they made funky sounds whenever you touched them. If only I knew the deeper meaning behind it, but I’m terrible when it comes to reading those signs that accompany the artworks so I guess it’ll stay a mystery…

My friends and I probably waited fifteen minutes for this one โ€“ an igloo-like structure full of mirrors and changing lights. Let’s face it though, this one’s mainly for the cool selfies you get once you’re inside.

      

      

Projections on Customs House, which we probably watched ten times over while sipping on Maccas thickshakes. Speaking of which, don’t even try to go into Maccas during Vivid! It’s absolute chaos and to top it off, they ran out of soft serves. Anyway, I like how these displays almost seemed to lift off from the building, especially those butterflies.

For some reason, I wasn’t really besotted with the Opera House projections this year. Maybe I would’ve enjoyed it more if I actually stuck around long enough to see the whole sequence…

      

One of a few see-through humanoids, and the stairs behind the Opera House. There’s a bar up there, but naturally we went up just to take advantage of the view and take a breather from the crowds. I also happened to like the lighting of those stairs, as you do!

      

A few snaps from Central Park, a new precinct that they introduced this year. Anyway, congrats on making it to the end! Here’s a little video showcasing my amateur editing skills. I really think half the fun of Vivid’s in seeing how the installations move, but that kind of gets lost in photos. It ends today, so if you’re a Sydneysider and still haven’t seen it yet get moving!

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