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Sydney May 2015 (3 photos)

Night. A time for gentle folk to rest. But suddenly the quiet of the night sky is broken by intense shards of light. And the people are happy. It can mean only one thing…

VIVID Sydney is back, now in its 7th year. From May 22 until June 8, nightly displays, projections and 3D art sculptures pierce the darkness and illuminate the mind. This year more than 60 displays are being presented. The largest event of its kind, VIVID Sydney continues to attract more visitors each year. An estimated 1.43 million people attended the various events of VIVID in 2014, including 19,500 international visitors on Vivid Sydney travel packages. I wonder how many times they counted me.

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For the 4th consecutive year, I’ve ventured into the city and the harbourside to photograph some of the displays. Over the next few posts, I invite you to see VIVID Sydney through my eyes. So sit back, grab a glass of wine, relax and enjoy the show from the safety of your own home. Because it’s a jungle out there…

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A wimoweh, a wimoweh, a wimoweh, a wimoweh
A wimoweh, a wimoweh, a wimoweh, a wimoweh

In the jungle, the mighty jungle…

My friend Paula has a challenge about telling stories through photography this week. I may be able to participate for once.

This is part 1 of my 9 part VIVID Sydney 2015 series.

My photography from previous years of VIVID Sydney can be found here.

Photography Etcetera, Sony Etcetera

VIVID Randomness 2015 (1)


79 thoughts on “VIVID Randomness 2015 (1)

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  2. Amazing captures, Dragon. VIVID is certainly a one of a kind light show, much more than Melbourne’s White Night which is only on one night of the year. Ah, the Jungle Song. I love it. Thank you for that 🙂

  3. I’m laid up at home with a broken foot and have spent a good part of my morning being thoroughly captivated by your images. May just have to add a trip to Sydney on my bucket list…you’ve unearthed a desire in me to see this in person!

  4. I haven’t seen any of post that doesn’t tell wonderful stories. Looking forward to seeing your 2015 vivid Sydney series, Dragon. 🙂

  5. Already a year from the last one, waouh the time past so fast ….
    Always great pictures for an exhibition so beautiful.
    Hurry to see the next ones.
    Many hugs

    • Thank you, Sophie. The colours are very bold this year. There’s a lot to see, but so little time. I didn’t get home until after midnight last night with all the photography I wanted to do. 🙂

  6. I’ll bet Jude wishes she were here right now to get some shots along the lines of yours, LD … which are, of course, terrific !

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  8. it’s not wine, it’s a chino right this very moment… I’m relaxed and enjoying your post, a dragon in the jungle makes for amazing photographs 🙂
    enjoy a wonderful weekend, Lignum!

  9. LB says:

    VIVID is back!
    I’ve loved your previous years posts, and look forward to this years.
    That second image: I loved to walk through that installation; it’d be like walking through a magical forest of light.

    • Thanks, a bit of colourful fun for cold autumn/winter nights. My most recent post reveals the details and artist’s intent about the second photo installation, a “mangrove forest”.

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  11. I can’t believe a year has passed since the previous Vivid Sydney. And it’s the darkest time of year on your side of the globe now. Wonderful photos Draco, beautiful vibrant colors. A fun festival to break the darkness!

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