These two photos of pedestrians on Martin Place were taken a couple of years ago during the annual Vivid light festival. The long exposure needed for the lights created some interesting motion blur as people passed by!
Another shot from this year’s Vivid Festival of Light. This exhibit was called Cathedral of Light. I like how the phones are held aloft as if they are offerings to whatever god inhabits this cathedral, and how the people’s arms mirror the peaked shape of the exhibit, which you can see on the phone screens.
This is my friend Amanda’s hand silhouetted against one of the exhibits during the Vivid light festival in Sydney. It’s my second (and probably too late) entry in A Photo a Week Challenge: Hands .
The ANZ building in Martin Place, Sydney, is undergoing a revamp — although “revamp” is an understatement in this case. The existing building was stripped back to nothing but the grid of its steel skeleton, then a new structure was built onto that. Unusually, it was not swathed in scaffolding and netting during the dismantling stage, which gave the public a rare insight into how such buildings are constructed. I walk past this building to get to and from work, and was fascinated to see more of the skeleton revealed each day. Now that it’s just one more shiny-sided glass office tower, however, I’ve lost my interest.
Here it is during the Vivid light festival in May 2014, lit in rather lurid purples and magentas.
I photographed this lizard this morning while on a walking tour of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans. His sudden appearance on a family tomb had a few of us reaching for our cameras, and you can imagine my surprise when he displayed that vivid red and yellow throat flap!
This photograph captures a split second in a performance by Tom Ward. His hands are usually a blur and his head is usually bowed over his guitar, but in this one moment one he seems lost in contemplation: in the groove.
Tom Ward is a musician I have often seen playing on the streets of Sydney. I was lucky enough to come across him on Wednesday evening in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, playing for the crowds who had come out in the unusually warm evening weather to watch this year’s Vivid light festival.
To see this very talented guitarist in action, check out this YouTube video of him playing at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh.