Tuesday, 29 August 2006

The Rocks and Sydney CBD at night

I went to several mobile phone stores in the Sydney CBD this afternoon. After then, I roamed to The Rocks, the northern end of George Street in the shade of the Harbour Bridge, and took the following photos there with my Canon IXUS 50, the compact digital cameras always with me.

Under the south end of Harbour Bridge (Dawes Point Park, The Rocks)
F/2.8, 4 secs, ISO 50, 18:45, 29 August 2006.

The west side of Opera House (from Dawes Point Reserve, The Rocks)
F/4, 4 secs, ISO 50, 18:52, 29 August 2006.

The north end of Sydney CBD area (from Dawes Point Reserve)
F/4, 4 secs, ISO 50, 18:54, 29 August 2006.

The wharf of Campbells Cove (from the east side of Park Hyatt)
F/2.8, 2.5 secs, ISO 50, 18:58, 29 August 2006.

The Waterfront Restaurant (from the east side of Park Hyatt)
F/4.5, 3.2 secs, ISO 50, 19:04, 29 August 2006.

The steps to the Elevated Road (from the Waterfront Restaurant)
F/2.8, 3.2 secs, ISO 50, 19:10, 29 August 2006.

The Waterfront Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in Australia
F/2.8 3.2 secs, ISO 50, 19:13, 29 August 2006.

Circular Quay West (from Overseas Passenger Terminal)
F/2.8 2 secs, ISO 50, 19:20, 29 August 2006.

Sydney CBD area and the wharfs of Circular Quay (from Overseas Passenger Terminal)
F/2.8 2 secs, ISO 50, 19:25, 29 August 2006.

The west side of Opera House (from Overseas Passenger Terminal)
F/4.9 10 secs, ISO 50, 19:29, 29 August 2006.

Sydney Harbour Bridge (from the Circular Quay Station)
F/4.9 6 secs, ISO 50, 20:07, 29 August 2006.

View more night-scene photos at:
1 September 2006: The heritage Post Office at Martin Place
24 August 2006: Harbour Bridge at night, Darling Harbour at night
23 August 2006: Inside the QVB

Thursday, 24 August 2006

Harbour Bridge at night

Harbour Bridge - view from Circular Quay
Canon IXUS 50, F/4, 6 secs, ISO 50, 22:08, 24 August 2006.

Darling Harbour at night

Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour and Harbourside - view from Cockle Bay Wharf
Canon IXUS 50, F/3.5, 2 secs, ISO 50, 21:22, 24 August 2006.

The flag of Australia - view from the west end of the 104-year-old Pyrmont Bridge
Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 2.5 secs, ISO 50, 21:40, 24 August 2006.

Microsoft Tech.ED 2006 Australia

I was invited to visit the exhibition of Microsoft Tech.ED 2006 Australia held at Darling Harbour, Sydney this afternoon. It was a good chance for me to learn more about the local IT market in Australia.

At the Visual Studio booth at the exhibition, I eventually met the Australian MVP lead, Roseanne Stamell, who kindly arranged everything of my visit to the event. She also introduced me to other MVPs when we walked around the exhibition.

I also joined the Tech.ED party tonight, a crazy party at Homebar, the world famous nightclub opposite the Sydney Exhibition Centre at where the Tech.ED conference hosted.

The Xbox 360 gaming zone at the Tech.ED exhibition
Canon IXUS 50, ISO 50, F/2.8, 1/4 secs, 17:25 24 August 2006.

At the gaming zone, I tried one Xbox 360 game, FIFA 06 - Road to FIFA World Cup. It was fantastic and incredible. I was especially impressed by its detailed pictures, including facial expressions, puckers and hand gestures. But, after enjoying the exciting Xbox game, I lost my favorite mobile phone, Nokia 6310i, which had been with me for 5 years. :-(

The MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) booth at the Tech.ED exhibition
Canon IXUS 50, ISO 50, F/2.8, 1/2 secs, 18:30 24 August 2006.

Wednesday, 23 August 2006

Inside the QVB

The QVB, stands on Queen Victoria Building, "is a grand Victorian building located in the heart of Sydney's CBD. The elaborate neo-Byzantine architecture presents a glittering contrast to the more severe modern buildings around it. Measuring 190 metres long by 30 wide, it fills an entire city block, bounded by George, Market, York and Druitt Streets. It currently serves as a shopping centre."

Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 1/5 sec, ISO 50, 20:14, 23 August 2006.