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Gotham: Created 12/7/98 using Bryce 3D and Adobe Photoshop.

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"I <3 this still"
This was on my desktop when I sat in a fake office in an interstitial space left by poor modular office design, in Camberley, UK, in 1999. There have been other wallpapers, oh yes, but this one is my goto when I don't want to see whatever other ephemeral image caught my attention.

I am a programmer with ADHD, and a solid staple media diet is super important to regaining control of out of control impulses and staying on-task. My temperament has moved me from UK to California, to British Columbia, to Toronto and now to Berlin. This, Ryan, is a staple of mine throughout, and *of course* I'd like a higher res render, but it's ok, this will do fine even on my highest resolution screens. Thank you.

Oh and please go after this punk ass rip off which has cropped the water mark.

Tue January 18, 2022 at 6:15 am

"An early masterpiece"
There are many early works here that are compositionally fascinating but look dated and would require a reworking/overhaul with a refined technique and artistic vision to be made relevant again. This one, however, would require no such reworking. It still looks very much good in its original state - just way too small. If there were ever to be more works added to the "bucephalus revisions" series, I think Gotham (1998) should definitely be among them.

Wed March 31, 2021 at 5:50 am

Julian M
"A favorite of mine"
I used this one often on my old Packard Bell, a lot of late nights on there with this on the background. Even then it had a sense of depth that made you feel like you were just on edge. It is one I would LOVE to see as a 1080 render.

Thu November 19, 2020 at 9:49 pm

"Higher resolution"
I've seen the update, but what I'd *really* want is this exact version, only in higher resolution and in 16:9 (if that's possible)

Wed October 21, 2020 at 2:31 pm

"Higher resolution?"
Ryan: if updating it is a lot of work, would it at least be possible to make a higher resolution render of the same picture?

I'd absolutely love to have something I can print..

Sun March 17, 2013 at 5:34 pm

This is the picture that brought me to It's hard to describe how impressed I was when I first saw it.

I really very much hope that there will be an update for it!

Fri March 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm

What makes this picture my favorite is the use of perspective. The camera angle enhances the feeling of depth and vertigo, making the city feel gargantuan, forbidden, and mysterious. The sparse use of color enhances the effect even further. The many lights that can be seen in the buildings give the viewer an idea of the multitude that inhabits even a small portion of the city, and the fact that you can't see the street below due to the haze makes you wonder how high those buildings go.

I love it, and I hope that I see an update in the future.

Sun September 9, 2012 at 11:23 am

I've been working on-and-off on an update for the past year or so.

Wed September 15, 2010 at 12:29 am

Henrik J.
"Old classic"
First time I saw this wallpaper was in '99 on a friend's computer. Something back then made me remember it and wonder where it originated from and who made it?!

When I was introduced to DB in '01 I stumbled across it again. It has been my wallpaper(on and off) sinceā€¦

An all-time personal favourite. Still waiting for a remake in 3840 x 1080.

Wed September 15, 2010 at 12:14 am

"Still a Favorite"
This one is still one of my all-time favorites. I first saw those towers in '98, the year I was introduced to your site, and I wondered: Wouldn't they sway in the wind? And that line of thought brought me to a place, far above the land, where the buildings did indeed sway...looking and behaving, at that distance, just like the blades of grass they must have replaced, how many millenia ago.

Thank you for inspiring that thought!

June 23, 2008

Justin B.
"Love the Gotham series"
This is a great wallpaper (all the Gotham ones are great), especially when you look at most other wallpapers from 1998. This is far and away the best of '98.

October 5, 2006

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