Every year there is a huge Christmas tree set up in the Queen Victoria Building, the nineteenth century shopping centre in the centre of Sydney. It is big and it spans three floors from the roof to the bottom. What is fantastic is that it has a different appearance every year. This year it is sparkling with thousands of crystals and lights creating a stunning view as you can see.
I took this photograph early in the morning on 24 of December 2009. Not many people at all in the CBD before Christmas holidays. This is a tone-mapped HDR out of a single RAW processed with moderate saturation settings. There was not enough light in that part of the QVB, mostly natural light, so the post-processing helped to bring out the colorful details of the tree and the glass dome.