This photo was made by total accident. I had set up my tripod and wanted to take a long exposure of the Sydney Opera House with the lights of the ferryboats trailing around it. I set the exposure for about 1 minute and left the camera to do it stuff. However I had inadvertently not tightened the tripod head enough which meant that during the exposure the camera slowly pivoted forward and down due to the weight of the lens that I was using. This is what created all of the vertical trails. When I saw the photo, it immediately gave me inspiration to try more with the same effect and the final attempt has now turned into one of my favourite recent photographs. To me the vertical lines that are punctuated with the dots and marks of various lights throughout the photo remind me of a musical score and the distinctive white shapes of the Sydney Opera House can be made out amongst these notes as though the sounds are resonating from a concert up into the air above. Its as though this were a double exposure but is in fact just a long one. I love the abstract and suggestive atmosphere that this creates. It’s funny how something so accidental can turn out to be one of my favourites.
Due to the reflections of the light, the multi colours and the deep, dark blacks, I would highly recommend the Ultra HD acrylic versions for this photo and as large a final size as you are able to fit in your space so as to create maximum impact.