Brisbane Evening from Mount Coot-tha

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Comments (20)

Rafal Ociepka on May 13, 2008

In one word: beautiful!


EVA_L on May 14, 2008

Magnificent night view, dear Yan! Such distant and unknown city as Brisbane becomes near and favourite thanks to your pictures.

Best wishes. Eva

Ian Stehbens on May 14, 2008

Dear Eva and Rafal,

Though I now live in Sydney, this is my "home" city. A River city that is beautiful by day, and beautiful by night.

Warm regards,

Ian / Yan

Liviu Chirilă on May 14, 2008

That is awesome, Ian! Congratulations on this great shot! Best wishes, Liviu

Tom Lussier Photogra… on May 14, 2008

Nicely done Ian. Thanks for sharing this one.

Regards, Tom

_Monica__ on May 14, 2008

Impressive view. Congratulations! Monica

Luud Riphagen on May 14, 2008

I love night shots Ian and this one is excellent!!. Very well done , In Holland we say ,a see of light. Greetings Luud

Ian Stehbens on May 15, 2008

I am delighted to reveal Brisbane to you all, Luud, Monica, Tom and Liviu. But I am also humbled and delighted by your appreciation of this image. Thank you. All I could do was find a garden wall to sit the camera on, for I do/did not carry a tripod, though the wall was uneven and the image needed some straightening afterwards, but that is the generosity of the digital darkroom, eh?

And Luud, in Holland you don't get much opportunity to look down on your sea of lights from a hill top!

©junebug on May 15, 2008

A very beautiful night shot, this one, Ian! I love all the colorful lights against the dark sky. The city never sleeps, does it? Cheers, Anne P.S. YS!

Ian Stehbens on May 15, 2008

Thank you for collecting this one into your basket of favourites, Anne. I hope it stays with you eventually inviting you to visit Brisbane. A host and guide awaits.


©junebug on May 15, 2008

Thank you so much, Ian! You're too kind! You know I'd love to come! Best wishes to you, Anne

Leo Laps on May 15, 2008

Hello, my kind aussie friend,

Thank you so much for taking me and my wife Carolina to this fabulous place. It was a really good nigh. We got very happy about your self-invitation for the celebration, but I don't know if we can still work this changes. We will do it just in the office, and we've already paid for it... I will check on monday and, if it's possible and you still is interested in doing it, will be a great honour and, certainly, another great time with you in Brisbane, my friend. I've saved my picture and, certainly, will print it further. It's one of my craziest portraits, that's for sure.

Thank you again for your kindness.

Best Regards

Ian Stehbens on May 16, 2008

To Junebug and Leo Laps:

Anne, Leo has made it almost here. He comes from Brazil and we met up in Brisbane last week and were able to have one evening together. And I know how you would love to come, so I trust the hope is realised.

And Leo and Carolina, I look forward to a celebration when next we are together for there will be much to celebrate. I may see you in Brisbane at the end of June, after my visit to Tonga. I rejoice that you have made arrangements already following your wonderful decision. Congratulations!!!!


©junebug on May 16, 2008

Wish you all a wonderful time together in Brisbane, Ian! My best regards, Anne

Ian Stehbens on May 21, 2008

Dear Anne,

Leo has let me know that he'll be coming to Sydney, so we'll be able to do it all over again, only better when he is down here.

Very warm greetings,


©junebug on May 21, 2008

How nice, Ian! You will have a great time together, I'm sure. On Saturday, I'll be also going away for about a week; I'll be in Münster to celebrate my Dad's 80th birthday and I'm looking forward to it! Meanwhile, enjoy the time with Leo and don't forget to take pictures! My best wishes to all, Anne

Ian Stehbens on July 28, 2008

Thanks hamzars... from Brisbane in this case, but otherwise from Sydney.


Peacebuilders Intern… on December 31, 2009

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Janet Murphy on June 14, 2011

Beautiful pics Ian

Ian Stehbens on June 15, 2011

Thanks for your appreciative comment, Janet.


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