Down on the Harbour

by Tim Rogers April. 09, 2018 662 views

I have travelled a fair bit and I’m sure every city has its magic. From the crazy of a place like Thailand, to the order of Singapore and every point between, if it’s a city it will have something that makes most people who live their think “yep, this is my home”. Not everyone but most of the inhabitant.

Well I haven’t been an inhabitant of Sydney for a few years and really only 18 months of the last 15 years. I long to go back there. Soon my vagabond life will come to an end and I’ll settle somewhere. I’m hoping that somewhere turns out to be Sydney. I could photograph that place till my last click of the camera. I had four trips to the harbour...just the harbour, the classic view of the harbour...and it wasn’t enough. There’s hundreds of square kilometres to see behind the foreshore around the city centre.

Then there is the people. I really envy street photographers. I just don’t have the motor to put a lens on a stranger. I love street photography but I just don’t have the balls to photograph someone without asking. Hopefully I get the courage up and then there will be a whole new Sydney to shoot.

In the meantime I’m happy to keep trying for the classics. The Opera House, the bridge and the city lights will do for now. Sometimes soon I’ll be back there, even if it’s temporary. I’m sure I’ll end up down near the water trying to get it exactly the way I want it. And if that never happens, I don’t get the perfect bridge or the perfect Opera House, I’m ok with it. More trips back there for me.

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Jay Boggess 3 years ago

I see what you mean about the wealth of photo ops in that fair city! Wonderful camera work Amigo!

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Tim Rogers Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years ago

Thanks Jay. It'll be home again one day soon

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Jay Boggess Replied to Tim Rogers 3 years ago

Something wonderful, for which to look forward!
I plan a visit to an old pal in Brisbane, later this year...

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Radha Mistry 3 years ago

Your pics are amazing. I have seen many pics of Sydney but yours really sold it to me. P.s. get the balls, your limiting yourself. You might really have a knack for street photography.

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Tim Rogers Replied to Radha Mistry 3 years ago

Maybe, I'll get there.

Thanks for your comments

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Berckmans Peter 3 years ago

Great series, love this post

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Tim Rogers Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 years ago

Thank you very much

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Camellia Staab 3 years ago

You have truly captured the beauty of the opera house. Excellent!!

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Tim Rogers Replied to Camellia Staab 3 years ago

Thank you 😊

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Antonio Gil 3 years ago

One of the best pictures of Sydney's Opera I've seen so far. Amazing work mate

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Tim Rogers Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years ago

Thanks mate. It's still not quite what I want though 😀

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