There's a crisp quality to photographer Joel Coleman's magical series of Sydney by night, and it's no accident.
He said it was a technical shoot that required perfect conditions.
"There are so many reasons why photographing from a helicopter at night simply shouldn't work," Coleman said.
"Get the mix of equipment, aircraft, pilot (and photographer) right and you can push the limits of a modern digital camera to produce photographs like these."
- Sydney HarbourJoel Coleman
- Sydney Harbour BridgeJoel Coleman
- Circular Quay And Darling HarbourJoel Coleman
- The Central Business DistrictJoel Coleman
- ManlyJoel Coleman
- The Sydney Opera HouseJoel Coleman
"You know life is treating you well when you have to make a decision between flying around Sydney in a helicopter at night, or flying south to Victoria to surf a monster swell," Coleman said.
"The photographer in me won this battle as I had been planning a night shoot over the city for some time.
"Conditions last week were lining up to be perfect with the forecasts showing a two-day window that was the best for aerial photography I had seen in nearly three years."