Mt Mee Sunrise

We dragged ourselves up to Mt Mee this morning at some ungodly hour and sat in the car while outside it was dark, windy and occasionally raining, waiting for the dawn.

Close to sunrise, we relocated to this little tree that Johnno and I scouted on Saturday morning, and was greeted by the best sunrise I've seen in a long time.

View all photos taken: Monday, 12th April 2010, This photo: 6:00am

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  • kth_friend said:
    lovely colour there.. very nice work.
    well worth the morning trip...
    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • 11T.Co said:
    Well worth getting up early and you're right, that is a great looking sunrise and photo.
  • andrew katic said:
    nice sunrise dave.i was lucky to get a good sunrise on sat.great the tree
  • billnick43 said:
    Beautiful shot.
  • pertelote1 said:
    Wow. Love it
  • baar_01 said:
    Looks like it was a cracker.
  • Clearskies Images said:
    and well worth the early rise, beautiful shot!!
  • bachamp said:
    Great shot, that is a sunrise worth wakeing up for.
  • Conor Casey Photography [] said:
    Yep it was indeed a great sunrise. It woke me up;-) Great shot David
  • Grauniad2 said:
    Yes, very spectacular.
  • -spacegoat- said:
    amazing sunrise. always great when an effort pays off like that!
  • darvidanoar said:
    I saw this sunrise when I crawled out of bed at 5.45am this morning and cursed my employer for making me work today :-)
    Awesome shot, Dave
  • WanderingSolesPhotography said:
    Only one word... GORGEOUS!! (and jealous)
  • Simon Diete said:
    Wow David that one is awesome, well worth getting out into the miserable weather for!!
  • Out_and_About said:
    ooohhh nice!! I'm going to process mine a little later on - when jnr is asleep.
  • doug.terrill said:
    Great colour love the shot made it worth the drive in the new car
  • Panorama Paul said:
    Wow... what a spectacle!! I'd be willing to spend the whole night cramped up in a car to get the opportunity to shoot a sunrise like this... well worth it on all accounts!!
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  • aramisfirefly said:
    Damn Dave!! I saw a rainbow this morning too, very good morning indeed, stupid work.
  • looby88 said:
    super duper !
    I wish I could convince the significant other to get up early, but he's usually bedlocked ( as it were ). We were travelling on Friday though at 6 am, the mists rolling up out of valleys and off the fields were wonderful but we couldnt stop : (
  • evankok said:
    Congrats on being up that early :) though it was obviously worth it. Spectacular.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed it was, although right up to when the colour first started to appear waaaaay over on the horizon, we really weren't sure it was going to work out.
    Thanks Frank - shame you couldn't make it though.
    So you did, and a great location for it too. 'tis a nice little tree, but there is just so much up on the mountain worthy of exploring and shooting.
    Thanks Bill. Maybe next time you'll be able to make it and with luck, get another sunrise like this.
    Thanks Lisa :) I'm terrible about getting up early enough to catch the sunrise, but glad I did this morning.
    Sure was!
    Indeed Cecilly - almost enough to make one want to get up early more often.
    Yep :)
    Thanks :)
    'twas quite pleased we got a show Rodney - grey and blusterey before this, and it returned to grey and blusterey afterwards too.
    Sure is :)
    'twas good to be able to rearrange my week to accomodate this morning's shoot. :)
    Thanks :) Of course, it was a Monday, which is typical really, as most people would miss it.
    Thanks Simon - 'twas quite fortunate to have enough of a break in the weather to provide this show.
    Looking forward to it Michelle - how's the nettle sting ?
    It's alwats worth driving in the new car ;-)
    Thanks Paul - that's the thing about sunrises though - you never know what you'll get until it happens.
    'twas rather :)
    Yeah saw the rainbow too (and shot it - although not as well as the last one).
    We were hoping for mists/fog this morning, but got this instead - I reckon it'll do ;-)
    I'm definitely not usually up this early, but it was worth it today.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Evan :)
  • Billie Jane said:
    Amazing sky here !
  • Helga* said:
    Beautiful work :)
  • Jarda Zakravsky said:
    Amazing colors, great atmosphere!
  • Stephen Healey said:
    Beautiful colours David.
  • accesser said:
    It was a very good rise indeed this makes the other no so great early mornings worth it. Lovely colors you captured
  • Xenedis said:
    When I looked at your images earlier, this one stood out.
    Fantastic composition and sky, and I'd say one of the best images of the day. I have something similar, but I prefer the drama in yours.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, 'twas pretty special :)
    'twas indeed :)
    Thanks Stephen :)
    Glad we toodled up there - so much to see. We went about 7km down the dirt track towards the lookout, but turned around as it was another 7km to the camping spot and frankly we were hungry.
    Danke :) Still like your golden light tree though for that country feel.
  • Dylan Toh said:
    yea , that is one striking sunrise! Marianne and I did the same at Mount barker on the weekend and basically got not much lol - you made the most of this one!
  • David de Groot said:
    Very much a "luck of the draw" thing - we seriously thought it wasn't going to amount to much this morning until it finally did.
  • Adam Randell said:
    Awesome sky David!! Love that wind swept tree & electric colours.
    Cloud was alot heavier up here..No colour at all, I spend the whole time walking the dog looking at the sky now thanks to flickr.
  • David de Groot said:
    I guess we were lucky. Looking south over Brisbane there was a bit of colour, but nothing quite as spectacular as this.
  • P de G 1952 said:
    Great colour. You are right in saying "best sunrise .... seen in a longtime".
    Better you getting up that early and it paid off. I will have to find a central coast sunrise to at least match Mt Mee.
  • ρrakaz said:
    Awesome! Another one for the Front Page :) Congrats!
    The screenshot is here:
    Your all FP are listed here.
  • Tristen Murray said:
    Shots like this one make the alarm clock your friend. Great shot
  • Bern@t said:
    Congratulations!!! your photo reach Explore Front Page
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  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah you'll have to hunt around for a likely location and get out there early! ;-)
    Thanks - wouldn't have known otherwise!
  • David de Groot said:
    Well almost - must make an effort to get to bed earlier on the night before one of these!
  • JohannesMayr said:
    amazing sunrise!
  • Nick-K. said:
    Via Today's Explore at #38 on Fluidr
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure was :")
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Not that I've been awake for any sunrises recently hehe, I must have to agree with your assessment! Great capture Dave.
  • Terry Cheng | Limited Internet Access said:
    Amazing colours of the sky!
  • SkattyKat said:
    Well worth the early rise Dave - the colour is magnificant.
    Congrats on front page !!
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  • G_iG_i said:
    Wonderful work!!!
    Seen in explore.
    Have a great day.
  • Jerry WSL said:
    WOW! excellent work my friend!
  • Jennifer Renee said:
    Absolutely stunning!!!!
  • cold hearts & broken dreams said:
    this is so beautiful.
    shows true beauty and compassion.
  • Aninex said:
    beautiful... niceeee!!
  • Martins_Bilder said:
    I like it!
    Please consider adding it to PhotoVotr and see what others are saying!
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  • Cobra_11 said:
    Amazing colours! The silhouette of the tree is the perfect touch here.. Sometimes, it does pay off to get out at ungodly hours ;-)
  • jojofotografia said:
    excellent image :-)
  • yeoldeblackhippie said:
  • indigo_domi said:
    very beautiful, great composition
    Seen on ( ?² )
  • antoclick said:
    nice work!
  • Danny_1981 said:
    This is an awesome work....the colours, the capture are exelent!!!
  • Dani℮l said:
    This is just great!
  • Ostholländer said:
    I like the silhouette and the great colors.
  • Soleil is me. said:
    Greeting from Bangkok, your image so beautiful composition and I love it:)
    You are INVITED to display this wonderful photo
    in the INSPIRE Pool
  • urbaguilera said:
    Wonderful image, beautiful sky!!!
  • -Gadabout- said:
    An amazing sunrise - beautifully captured :D
  • > dezsö < said:
    viewed your impressive image in the Explore stream - congratulations!
  • Pierre Éthier said:
    Beautiful work !
  • F-StopScott said:
    Outstanding! Great composition and color.
  • rawr-ROAR said:
    this is stunning!
  • amysimages2005 said:
    Wow, what an experience that must have been. It is stunning, and I love the one tree. Wonderful work.
  • Spring Noel said:
    Amazing colors youve captured, this is gorgeous! Seen in Explore, Congrats=)
  • Mel :-) said:
    Well worth getting up early. Beautiful!
  • zaman19 said:
    Beautiful shot!!
  • foxybagga said:
    Awesome ;)
  • mauri75 said:
    Great shot!!
  • Viviana@ said:
  • Mister Joe said:
    Nice range here - difficult to pull of, good job!
  • teejaybee said:
    Awesome - I also haven't seen a sunrise like this in quite a while
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kat - 'twas really quite impressive. :)
    Yes, sometimes it's definitely worth getting up for (of course conversely, sometimes it isn't).
    It's tough to leave the nice warm bed eh ?
    Pretty cool eh ? Very glad I dragged myself up the mountain at that hour.
    And to everyone else, too numerous to reply to individually - THANKS!
  • Dougie m said:
    This is amazing lovely colours
  • Garth D. said:
    Very Nice!
  • RickLC28 said:
    Cool Comp & Brilliant Colors!!!
  • 小李子168 said:
    Excellent, good photograph.
  • Tristram Lesslie said:
    beautiful shot
    well done
  • lunag fiberaholic said:
    I am such a sucker for fabulous sunrise/sunset photos.
  • The_Photo_Boy said:
    wow - cool shot!
  • Michael Pettersson said:
    fantastic shot and beautiful colors!
  • valentino * said:
    bella fotografia
  • P de G 1952 said:
    Amazing colours, great shot.