Brisbane at Night

"Blue Hour" shoot at the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

I even got flickr coloured reflections ;-)

Taken during the 5th of May Flickr Meet.

See where this picture was taken.

Seen at #14 on Explore (Page 2 for 5th May 2007)

Also published in thumbnail in "The Book" and credited on this map:

View all photos taken: Saturday, 5th May 2007, This photo: 5:52pm


  • ferrous said:
    very nice. is that stripe in the sky a plane? ahh, okay. just looked at the tags. it is.

    how long was this exposure?

    it's a pretty good view from there!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    beautiful dave. i really should have dragged out my view cam for this, but i was just too tired. think i'll try and catch the "blue hour" soon though.
    corallie - the exposure details are in the EXIF data ("more properties" - on the right). exposure was 30sec.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, a plane it is - I saw it coming around after I'd hit the shutter and was hoping it would make it into the frame before the shutter closed. :)

    30 second exposure on this one, and a minor levels tweak in photoshop.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Greg - yeah you were up a lot earlier than I this morning. I was starting to get on the tired side myself by this stage, lots of walking today (Southbank to Waterfront Place, via the Story Bridge - then drove back to Kangaroo Point Cliffs).
  • AlexandraPhotos said:
    Beautiful shot. Lovely colours and composition. 5 May must have been the day for Flickr meets in Australia. I went to one in Sydney
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Hey thanks Alexandra :) So did you go to a Sydney PhotoBloggers meet, or a different flickr meet ?
  • Maki_C30D said:
    heh...great flickr reflection!!!
  • Rowen Atkinson said:
    Top photo. The plane trail is the cherry on top!
  • David de Groot said:
    Just the thing for the 24 hours of Flickr day :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) Yes I was very pleased the plane turned and flew into my shot before the shutter closed.
  • Trimusical said:
    Great shot! the blue reflections on the sea are beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing a photo from your 24hours of Flickr
    The World Through My Eyes
  • ferrous said:
    - yeah, silly me. i looked at that once in one of my own pictures & went straight past the big, bold exposure information & thought it only had the shutter speed info in the odd fraction, thus why i didn't look that time. now you've pointed it out, though, i see the big, bold letters. lol! :-D

    Seen in my recent comments. (?)
  • Rareimage Photography said:
    Beautiful Night Shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    Your pic becomes nominee of "Shield Of Excellence"
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  • blmurch said:
    That's beautiful! Well captured. Love the Flickr colors in the bay.

    Thanks for sharing a photo from your 24hours of Flickr
    The World Through My Eyes
  • borealnz said:
    Stunning capture David and how wonderful getting the plane in the shot too! Just spotted this on Explore btw, page 2, Congratulations!!!
    Seen in my contacts photos
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)

    It's a river actually :) Thanks, I'm quite pleased with this one.
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh cool, thanks for letting me know Jill :) It was definitely lucky that I got the plane, wish I could say I planned it ;-)
  • Maziya Mana (माझीया मना...) said:
    Very nice Picture!
  • kiming(豬頭牙刷) said:
    very nice
  • stephenadcox said:
    Amazing capture! (-8

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    through Photography!

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  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks All :)
  • x_hanni said:
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Andrew.
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    I like their almost silver quality. It's a great spot to perch for a pic is it not?
  • David de Groot said:
    It is indeed Jeff. :)
  • sarahmelindacook said:
    wow david - this is a great photo! really like the plane trail too.
  • David de Groot said:
    Hey thanks Sarah :) I'm pretty happy with that evening's shoot.
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    I like this one too, but somehow I like the cooler tones and the "cleanness" of the previous shot, if you know what I mean ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah I know what you mean. This one is "eye candy" but the other seems sharper and more realistic.
  • elleren (aka: nellring) said:
    I love this shot, the reflections are awesome, great work!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Nerelle :)
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    Hey David, this is on page 4 of the most interesting pool for 24 hours of Flickr. Congrats mate!
  • David de Groot said:
    It was on page 1 a week or so ago... oh well, the fall from grace and all that... ;-)
  • Calypso Photo said:
    Very unusual.
    Nice timing.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • -spam- said:
    David, am i right in saying that this one was selected for the book? I was looking at the preview of it and there is a page with a map showing what photos came from where and there is a little version of this one on Brisbane.

    If so, congrats :D
  • David de Groot said:
    That'd be really cool if it was, but I never got any notification of it.
  • David de Groot said:
    You're right Sam! That is indeed a thumbnail of this photo on the map page - possibly 'cause I geotagged it ? Neat! I don't know if that means it got published in full, but if nothing else a little tiny bit of my work is now in print :)
  • -spam- said:
    Could be worth a message to Heather asking why its there? Im pretty sure that it would appear on the final printed copies of the books if its on the preview.
  • David de Groot said:
    I queried on the 24 Hours group and got a reply from Heather:

    So yes, it's in the book, it's credited but it's only that page, not a larger version. Which is fine, it's still there, albeit very small.
  • damian_white said:
    Well done, David - a great reminder of the home town's beauty!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) 'twas a good day out photographing, and it's pretty neat to be the representative photo on the map.
  • pallapinco (moved to "mida84") said:
    Fantastic image! I really love it!
    If you want take a look to this photostream...(It's where I post some serious stuff.. ) it is not so bad! I'd really appreciate it!
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