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I took this photo of Sydney Opera House when I visited Australia in 2001. It's a fantastic sight: such a symbol of Australia and how far you've travelled to get there. The first day I tried to take pictures in the opera house area, the sky was grey and the photos came out looking flat and lifeless. I went back, though, when the sun came out, so I could grab this great shot with blue skies and water, and some distinctive fluffy clouds. I remember I got my film processed in Australia so I wouldn't have to pass unprocessed film through as many airport baggage scanners.

This photo is one of my favourites. It was featured in an exhibition in Paris in 2006 called "L'eau, source d'architecture", which looked at the interplay between architecture and water, and the photo has been licensed for use in various publications.

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Sydney Opera House
Camera:pocket film camera and Nikon Coolscan IV (negative scanner)
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Original size:4047 x 2634 pixels
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