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Sydney Skyline by leafinsectman Sydney Skyline by leafinsectman
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This is what Sydney looks like (from the 17th floor of the Mercure) on an average night. Actually, the Centerpoint tower doesn't usually glow on an average night. Its only like that for two weeks after the New Year's Eve celebrations.

Also, I only noticed this after I've uploaded my photos into my PC but the buildings are slanted. I didn't mean for it to be that way but I don't hate it either =)


Notes:
This photo was taken on the 17th floor of the Grand Mercure in Darling Harbour. Nice place to stay if you're ever in town :w00t: I used my tripod for this.

Resizing and sharpness adjustment done in Photoshop.


Randomness:
It was crazy windy when I took this photo :omfg:
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:iconallexaire:
Allexaire Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
featured here [link]
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:iconchauvin:
chauvin Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Student Photographer
hey leafinsectman, i'm into tilt swift photography, but yet don't have a camera(saving for it) and maybe i copy this picture to do an tilt swift effects on it ?

i've done it, but i didn't want to put it on without ur permissions :]
i apologize if made you angry
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:iconleafinsectman:
leafinsectman Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Yeah no problem :) Let me know what it looks like when you've uploaded it.
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:iconchauvin:
chauvin Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Student Photographer
i'll do it now, and i'll give u the link :]]
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:iconcallesmalas:
callesmalas Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Man...I miss Sydney. Gorgeous shot :D
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:iconleafinsectman:
leafinsectman Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Thanks, I appreciate it :D Yeah Sydney is great. I love every chance I get to go to the city.
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:iconitchcrotch:
itchcrotch Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
is that the imax theatre? and there's sega world! i remember that place;D but it's dead now... any idea what they use that building for now?
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:iconleafinsectman:
leafinsectman Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
I think its IMAX now... or something else. I was just there but I wasn't paying attention :p Haha sorry for the super late reply :p
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:iconitchcrotch:
itchcrotch Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
is that the imax theatre? and there's sega world! i remember that place;D but it's dead now... any idea what they use that building for now?
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:iconitchcrotch:
itchcrotch Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
i don't know what to make of sydney, i love going there but i don't know if i'd want to live there.
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:iconleafinsectman:
leafinsectman Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
I guess it depends on what you're into. I like it :)
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:iconmhnation:
MHNation Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
A Triumph!
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:iconleafinsectman:
leafinsectman Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Woo hoo thanks! :D
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:iconmhnation:
MHNation Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Not a drama, it's easy to seewhy so many people have collected this shot. This is your second one of Sydney that has dropped my jaw. Really brilliant.
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:iconleafinsectman:
leafinsectman Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Holy crap :omfg: I didn't even realise it had 89 +favs, that probably all happened during the 3+ years I wasn't so active on dA. I thought maybe it had 12 or something :slow: I actually like it a lot better than the other one I took that night that got a DD.
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talespin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Georgous! What a crisp, clear shot! I'm going there for a 3 month holiday this December, can't wait! :party:
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:iconbetamaxrules-14:
betamaxrules-14 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Nice! You've really captured the beauty of the city at night.
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TW-Photo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot! I love it. :D
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:iconlightzone:
lightzone Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice! I like your style...
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:iconyahdude:
YahDude Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
It almost doesn't seem real. Great Shot! TYD!
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:icondaemoninwhite:
daemoninwhite Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
Nice shot, however the amount of smog in the sky is almost depressing.
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:iconfluorogoat:
fluorogoat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007   Photographer
This is really good.

How long was the exposure time?
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:iconcacodemonic:
cacodemonic Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Student Photographer
The best city In the world! =D
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:iconbetamaxrules-14:
betamaxrules-14 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
too true.
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:iconcacodemonic:
cacodemonic Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Student Photographer
=D
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:iconpsycho-f:
psycho-f Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
i love the lights and the hues. (=
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:icondanielkwood:
danielkwood Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
this is beautiful...love it...you've really captured what sydney is like at night.
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:iconmx-nova:
mx-nova Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006
WOOOW, i love this picture.... i've always wanted to go to Sydney!!!! and this kind of pictures make me want to be there right now!! --->:+fav:
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:iconimagematters:
imagematters Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006   Photographer
Lovely shot! I've wanted to visit Sydney forever and this sort of shot proves it to me.

:+fav:
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:iconjamesjarvis:
jamesjarvis Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
sweet shot dude
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:iconyvesonline:
yvesonline Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely shot. I love shot at night. awesome and stunning.
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:iconphlux:
phlux Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2005
can see my home :D
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:iconamour-etranger:
amour-etranger Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2004   Photographer
Sydney is quite the beauty, congratulations on capturing such shot !
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:iconthedigitalkill:
thedigitalkill Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2004   Photographer
cool shot
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:iconpunkloser:
punkloser Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2004
aw, man, this is so great. i would buy it if i had any money :( but i dont..bummer..i adore it tho! so so so so so gorgeous!
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NovemberShade27 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is simply amazing! :)

That's interesting too.. I thought you lived in Syndey. Sure looks like a beautiful city to visit. Wish our's was as nice.
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:iconleafinsectman:
leafinsectman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2004
Yeah I love visiting Sydney =) Thanks for the wonderful comment on my gallery!!
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:iconflaery:
flaery Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Even unedited this picture looks great . . . I love all of the vibrant colors and details. :)
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MarkGreenmantle Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004  Professional Photographer
Ahhh I LOVE Darling Harbour.. spent a month there working for Newscorp during the Sydney Olympics and never took a camera.. doh!
This is gorgeous. Did you visit some of the niteclubs across the water there? That place was amazing during the olympics, when not stuck in the newsroom we set up in the All Season's Hotel just off view to the right in that shot, I used to just walk laps around the harbour soaking up the feel of the place and watching all the different types of people.
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:iconleafinsectman:
leafinsectman Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004
Yeah me and my girlfriend love walking around there. Its a great atmosphere. I didn't go during the Olympics though... too crowded =D I wish I could have stayed in one of the hotels though during the Olympics. I would have loved to see the commotion from high up above, maybe even take some pics.

Thanks for sharing your Sydney story =) I really appreciate comments like yours coz I love that place so damn much :w00t:
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MarkGreenmantle Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004  Professional Photographer
I was lucky, work flew me down to Sydney from Brisbane and put me up in a $700/week apartment for the whole month in Pyrmont just a few blocks behind the Mercure. I ran everywhere I had to go and lost 15kg in that one month.. it was freaking brilliant. (too crowded and busy to wait for the public transport)
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:iconleafinsectman:
leafinsectman Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004
Hehehe yeah I imagine it would have been nuts to even think of catching public transport :crazy: I wish I could have gone to Sydney during the Olympics. Its one of those once-in-a-lifetime things :hmm:
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Nex9k9 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004
Beautiful skyline!

This is my new Wallpaper untill i change it tommorow as i do everyday :P
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:iconleafinsectman:
leafinsectman Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004
Hahaha I do the same =D Thanks for the comment!!
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:iconeliseluvanime:
eliseluvanime Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004   Writer
Amazing shot...you really captured a lot in one photo, but did it nicely. Great work.
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:iconleafinsectman:
leafinsectman Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2004
THANKS!! :w00t:
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:iconneurowing:
neurowing Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
brilliant shot! Makes me wanna move to Sydney hehehe! Cheers!! :D
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:iconleafinsectman:
leafinsectman Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2004
Okay rin naman dyan sa Melb diba? I've been there a few times and its a nice place. But Sydney is my fave city in Australia, probably the world =) Pasyal ka pag balik ni illumi ;)
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Sheqel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2004
great detail o_O , make one from Singapore for me ^__^ XD
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:iconageai:
ageai Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
amazing shot
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Submitted on
January 11, 2004
Image Size
1.7 MB
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
10/1 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jan 6, 2004, 9:50:29 PM
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