Quiet Sydney In Black and White

I’ve spent the day wandering around the picturesque Sydney Harbour and CBD. Usually crowded 7 days a week with locals and tourists alike, there is something beautiful in the the quiet peacefulness during the time of Covid 19.

As Sydney looks to transition to ”Opening Up” over the next few months I think its been a unique opportunity to document what hopefully ends up as a once in a lifetime event, a quiet Sydney in black and white.

Will post photos in colour over the next few days with context about where these were taken for those not familiar with my hometown.

42 thoughts on “Quiet Sydney In Black and White

  1. Amazing, can I ask what software you use to edit your photos, I am hoping to edit some of my own photos and I am bewildered as to which program I could use ahaha.

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    1. Thank you, in many ways I prefer it at the moment. Figure it’s a good time to head out and have a look around before it returns to normal, whatever that will look like 🙂

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  2. These images bring up memories of Neville Shute’s book “On the Beach”, a post apocalyptic novel, in which everyone died of radiation poisoning – even in places where the nuclear bombs were ot dropped. Infrastructure remains, people gone.

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    1. Thank you I’ll look it up. Wanted to go for a filter that make the photos look haunting. It’s a strange time at the moment, very few people about

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  3. Like a post Apocalyptic ghost town, Dave. I recall many of those places from my 2012 trip to Sydney and it was hard to find a shot without a crowd in ot at any time of day. Thanks for sharing. Allan

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    1. Cheers Allan, it’s impossible to visit these places without people about. Martin Place is the Central Business area and there was no one. I’m enjoying the quiet and making the most of it. It will change in the next few months. Hope your doing well

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  4. I like the way you are not afraid to mix up the different types of monochrome in a single post. With articles containing many images I tend to do the same thing, I just don’t see it very often…I probably wouldn’t do it in my color work, but that’s personal taste. 😀

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    1. Thanks Ted, figure pick the filter that suited the image best. I think the photos came out well attempting to convey a “haunting” feeling. It’s strange seeing my city so quiet 🙂

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  5. I absolutely loved your photos! Never been to Sydney, hope yo have a chance of visiting it in the upcoming years. I love Australian people! They have such a great vibe. Greetings from Argentina ✨🙌🏼🌎

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  6. Wow! Keep forgetting it’s not just here in CA. Some beaches are still closed, they’re slowly opening things up in stages.

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    1. Our beaches are starting to open for exercise, all the different states here are treating the situation differently. Fortunately it looks like we are getting on top of the virus now. Stay safe 🙂

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      1. That’s how it is here too, the odd thing is California is the most liberal yet has been in the longest shelter in place. So far my family is still fine and son just went back to work yesterday. Cheers & stay safe too!!

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  7. Very cool pictures! Love that it lends itself to the moodiness of the overall situation. That first shot with the bridge and the bench lead your eye right to the opera house…fantastic!

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    1. Thank you it was the mood I was going for. My favourite shot being at the steps of the Opera House and so much space to the left but nobody in frame. That’s virtually impossible to take a photo like that in normal circumstances. Thanks for the feedback 🙂

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  8. Cool photos Dave. I particularly like the one at Hyde Park with the cathedral and tower. The city looks so different in B&W too.

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