Sunday, November 11, 2012

Perth Arena, opening night.....


I doubt very much that Sir Elton John would have been singing 'under the stars' last night. It was hoped that the retractable roof of the Perth Arena could be pulled back for the 'official' opening but in typical spring fashion the weather which has been perfect for the last few days started to cloud over towards the late afternoon, and you guessed it, poured just as everyone was arriving for the concert, can you see (above) the tip of the huge umbrella P was holding over me in an attempt to keep us, and by 'us' I mean moi and my camera, dry. It was fun to go into the city to see all the razzamatazzle, but even better to leave the crowds behind and drop in to Fast Eddy's for a coffee before heading home. Better luck with the weather on Monday night Rocket Man! Late night, will catch up tomorrow.  Happy Sunday, take care.....p.s. doesn't the arena look fabulous at night, I think it's growing on me already! p.p.s. I'm saving my favourite shot for tomorrow!


39 comments:

  1. Bummer about the rain. The stadium is starting to look familiar to me now!

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  2. That I like! The way it looks at night is very appealing.

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  3. It is an awesome arena!! You did get some terrific captures in spite of the rain! I really do love your night shots!!

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  4. Fantastic shots, Grace! So colourful too.

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  5. Fantastic at night and what a queue!!!

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  6. Wonderful light and colors.....nice shots

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  7. Oh yes, this is a fabulous place and your photos are also fabulous. I've asked you this before, but did you use a tripod?

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  8. Thrilling!


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  9. What a fantastic building. I love it. It looks spectacular at night.

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  10. Yes, a very impressive place. Energy felt must have been great. Please have a good Sunday.

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  11. Yes indeed, a great addition to Perth's cityscape.

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  12. But looks like the weather did not dampened spirits of those people queuing !

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  13. It's good to hear about the tripod. I was getting a complex, 'cause I can't hold a camera steady enough anymore to get a good night shot. I've been experimenting with a monopod with a ball head of late and while it's not as good as a tripod, it works pretty well and is easier to haul around.

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  14. It is a lively place, Grace. It might look better in night lighting than during the day.

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  15. These are great evening shots. The colors are so vivid and alive.

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  16. Great shots again but thank heavens for Fast Eddys!!

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  17. Its an amazing looking building. Shame about the rain. Great night shots. Did you use a tripod?

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  18. How colorful. I would love to see that in person!

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  19. how inviting it is. can't wait to see what you're saving for us.

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  20. The blasted rain - I know all about that from living in England!

    Lovely photos though. As they say, 'the show must go on'

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  21. Great pictures Grace, the concert was great as well. Guess who stayed awake!

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  22. Speaking of shows, saw Chris Isaak last night. A showman too.

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  23. excellent pictures of your new arena in the rain! Very attractive design.

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  24. Exciting times! Everything looks so shiny. :)

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  25. These are beautiful! I hope your camera and you stayed nice and dry, how sweet of P! If these don't include your favorite shot, I can't imagine what tomorrow will be like - another fabulous photoseries again:)

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  26. Great architecture and your night images are superb!

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  27. This whole area looks like its jumping. An architectural triumph.

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  28. Very interesting and beautiful shots.. The building also has a great architecture too, so today!
    You must be had a great time that night, G. :)

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  29. personally i think the wet added to the wonderfulness of these shots .. they glisten and glow

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  30. Magnifique !!! Perth est une ville très intéressante :)

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  31. What wonderful shapes and colours. Terrific shots of the structures produced outstanding images.

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  32. Fantastic. The building and the environment. Great photographs of. Peter.

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  33. Fantastic. The building and the environment. Great photographs of. Peter.

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