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March 18, 2012
A Metropolis Awakens by =donnymurph
Featured by FritsPlays
Suggested by Kaz-D
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A Metropolis Awakens

A late-summer sunrise.

This photo was so exhausting. After staying up all night, I left home at about 3am and the walk took me around 2 hours. I spent an hour or so shooting and didn't bring any money for food or drink, so I was well and truly stuffed by the time I finished. When I got to the bottom of Mt Coot-tha, I passed out at a picnic table for an hour or so before walking home.

I've since moved, but at the time I took this I was living just near the tallest building that you see there on the left.

[link] Eriatarka by The Mars Volta from their 2003 album De-loused in the Comatorium. A masterpiece song on a masterpiece album. A song that defined my adolescence, and one that I was listening to in the minutes leading up to taking this photo.

Location: Brisbane Lookout, Mt Coot-Tha, Queensland, Australia

Camera: Nikon D5100
Lens: Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

3-shot stitch

More panoramas:

Comments and critiques are welcome.


:#1: My first DD! Thank you so much ^Kaz-D for suggesting and ^MC-Frizzle for featuring! I knew this photo was something pretty special as soon as I took it, so it feels great to be recognised. :dance:
Image details
Image size
9145x2333px 7.46 MB
Shutter Speed
1/10 second
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 11, 2012, 6:30:50 AM
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Ameer-Saadallah's avatar
Amazing View ,,
and creative shot :)
Like it :+fav:
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Amazing photo!
Sounds like a memorable trip too, I did that once but the mountain was a lot smaller, and it was at the end of my street -___-
And all the photos were crap =P
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Hahaha, this comment made me smile.
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Damn! This is quite breathtaking! It looks like something I would hang in my living room for guests to see! :D
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That's the plan!
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This shot is simply amazing.
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You are welcome.
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Here is a group specifically for uplifting and good ideas, view and drawings. Respecting each individuals Photos and submitions. Giving Credit where it is due.
Concept art, abstract, and any art or photography that has to due with theme of Spiritual Enlightenment.
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Cool, well I submitted a request to join. ;)
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Beautiful work! I love you!
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Hahahaha, thank you very much. :)
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It's funny because I was looking at the photo thinking 'Hey, that looks like Brisbane' then I scroll down and it IS Brisbane! Beautiful shot. And congratz on the DD :D
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Thank you very much!

I :heart: Brisbane. :)
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Very calm and beautiful.
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Mt Coot-tha is known for those 2 things. :nod:
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Congrats!! i thought that this city looked familiar to me.... yay brisbane!!
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Fuck yeah Brissy! I'm from Sydney originally, but I never want to move back. Southeast Queensland is where it's at!
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Excellent work!
And thanks for sharing about how you took this. It adds to the image to see not just what the camera saw, but the hike up the hill and the passion you put into the photo.
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Thank you!

I take my best shots when I pour every conscious thought and emotion into them. When other things are on my mind, it shows in the photographs.
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