Second night of shooting Vivid Sydney I decided to check out Darling Harbour. Usually they have pretty good show going on at Darling Harbour. The atmosphere simply amazing at this place, a very festive crowd.
Saturday is the time to check out Darling Harbour as they have fireworks on every Saturday night. Too bad we only have two Saturdays to see the fireworks. I reckon they should have it on every night during Vivid Sydney. It is a promotion for the City of Sydney, why keep it for only Saturday?
The crowd was surround the water so what's the best thing to do? Go to the top of everyone and shoot down. That was what every photographers did and you get the best shot of everything with out any obstruction from ground level. And you don't have the crowd to to deal with.
They closed off some streets in the CBD for the night and getting to walk around in the streets just like during NYE. You get a sense of festive vibe to the whole Vivid Sydney. This was only the second night and last year the stats were 1.5 million people saw the Vivid Sydney. I bet this year could easily surpass it. Can't wait for the 10th year anniversary of Vivid Sydney, how big that's going to be.
There was a few disappointment light show especially Martin Place. Last year was so much better but this year they have commercialized it so much that it lost some of the magic of Vivid Sydney. I'm pretty sure later on we will have corporate sponsors some of the show. It will lost it purity and people will turn away from it. Just like any good ideas that have been corrupted. I hope it never happen.