Vivid Sydney – Light Light and Light
Have you ever thought about why we are attracted to light? Have you ever thought about the reason that we marvel at the wonderful sites that are to do with light? For many of us the answers may be different but for myself, I love the different light shows around as it reflects well on the creativity of people.
The sun is our biggest light source and that is stunning in its own right. As a photographer I’m using the sunlight to all the work that I do. Without the light from the sun, there are no pictures. The light from the sun presents itself in so many shades, forms all which are stunning and no photograph is complete without the sun’s light no matter what shape or form that it takes.
Vivid shows the great joy that people can bring to others through light.Without light our world wouldn’t exist on so many different levels.
Vicki and I have just come back from Vivid in Sydney and for those who don’t know what Vivid is, its an amazing light show that the city puts on for the public over a 3 week period. Most of it is free and it is stunning.I really don’t have words that will best describe the event except that it give you a great joy that runs through your body. You are uplifted.
Bright, cheerful, uplifting and inspiring is what I feel when I walk the areas where there are the lights. Many people go there and there are crowds but you look past that, look at the lights and just know that there will be people there and enjoy it for what it is.
If you go during the week the crowds are less. This year was Vivid’s 10th year and it never disappoints.
When I go to something like Vivid and I have been taking my tours there for the last 3 years, I still marvel at the joy that it brings. We live in a world where at times there is great sadness and evilness but this is one area where humanity rises above that and works hard to bring joy to people through light.It shows that not all humanity is bad. We can tend to think that when the news just reports the negativity of humanity and not the good side. I’m convinced that there is more good in humanity than evil when you look at the overall picture.
The concept behind Vivid was to bring people to Sydney during the winter and it has succeeded in doing that. The busiest time is the Saturday night so if you go during the week the people can be less 50%.
The great thing about this light show that we call Vivid is that each year it is TOTALLY different, hence you always have a reason as to why you need to keep coming back. If you want to be uplifted, to sense the joy and to be inspired then Vivid will just do that. For me not only does it bring the wonder of joy to myself but it brings the inner boy out as well. Often I would put the camera down and just observe and see how beautiful it all is.These pics in this blog are just a small part of Vivid. Pete 🙂
If you like what you see and you would like to join Vicki and myself for Vivid Sydney to learn how to take pics like what you see here, or just to travel with others to learn then click on the link below and together we’ll explore the wonderful area of light at Vivid. Pete:)