Picture of the Day: Sydney Through a Wine Glass
SYDNEY THROUGH A WINE GLASS
In this creative capture by Daniel Roberts, we see part of the iconic Sydney skyline reflected in a Kirribilli wine glass. Along with the famous Sydney Opera House you can also see the RMS Queen Mary 2. The optic phenomenon that is causing the image to flip upside down is known as refraction. To learn more about refraction check out this Wikipedia entry.
If you examine closely, you can also see an even tinier reflection in the stem of the wine glass. A really cool shot and wonderfully executed. You can see more of Daniel’s reflection photography here.
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia. It is on Australia’s south-east coast, on the Tasman Sea. The greater metropolitan area had an approximate population of 4.6 million people in 2010. Port Jackson, containing Sydney Harbour, is an inlet of the South Pacific Ocean and widely considered one of the finest harbours in the world.