My little bit of paradise...

foveonfan

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This location is high up in the Snowy Mountains in south east Australia, called the Bogong High Plains. It is just over an hour's drive from where I live in Wodonga.

I visit here once every few months. I had hoped to have snow on the ground, but alas, it was not to be.

Two frames stitched together and underexposed by 2.5 stops according to my light meter. Used a flourescent camping lantern hung just inside the doorway. Camera settings: 8s @ f8 and 50 ISO.

Sincere regards, Jim Roelofs
 

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tc95

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Jim,

Very nice picture....I like...seems like a cool place where you can get a lot of pictures from....

Thank you for showing us..

Tony C.
 

foveonfan

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Jim,

Very nice picture....I like...seems like a cool place where you can get a lot of pictures from....

Thank you for showing us..

Tony C.
Thank you for the kind comment, Tony. Yes, it's a real paradise for photographers and in the summer it's warm enough to sleep under a canopy of crystal clear stars. I always return home with my battery "fully" charged. ;) Particularly as I am fortunate enough to be able to visit there mid-week, when I can rely on no visitors, sometimes for days.

Sincere regards, JR
 

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Hi Jim,

very nice to read from you.

A very atmospheric picture you show there! :) The massive trees are most impressive.

See you with nice pictures

Klaus
 

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.... It is me again .... after some (short) investigation!

I remembered this scene from another thread.

Jim once posted another very nice shot under completely different light!:)

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Quite interesting to compare .... I think!

See you with nice pictures

Klaus
 

foveonfan

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Yes, Klaus, I was going to mention that. I also have a third version which I will post in the next couple of days.

Sincere regards, JR

Discover the light on your journey.
 

Steaphany

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Jim,

Do you know what is species of the tree in your photo ?

I love the look and want to see if they can grow here in Texas.
 

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Hi Steaphany,

good idea after all! :)

I suspect, that such trees are comparatively slow-growing ones ... Jim will surely know, how old these are.

Maybe, our lifetime will not be enough to really enjoy them?!

See you with nice pictures

Klaus
 

foveonfan

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Yes indeed, Klaus and Steaphaney, known by the common everyday name of Snow Gums, these trees are extremely slow growing and their main characteristic (twisting and knurling of their limbs) is enhanced by their alpine environment.

There is a specialist botanical nursery up in the mountains that I pass on my way up to this location. I will call in there on my next trip to see if I can gather any expert information for you.

Sincere regards, Jim R
 

laurence2

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I guess I'm very late on this...but then again, I'm only now just getting around to looking at the past threads on this overall forum.

This is simply....a masterpiece, to me. I just about sloshed my cranberry tea when this image scrolled into the screen. There is a persona of mystery, and other-worldly feel, that is all wrapped up into a beautifully exposed image. The underexposure was a great choice here, and inserting a light source really makes this one stand out. It is as though there could possibly be some hermit or a leprechaun taking up residence in this magical realm.

The information about the trees...and the beauty of those trees...is intriguing to say the least. You indicated that this is a higher elevation area...do you know the approximate elevation? Is this considered subalpine, or something else in the Australian jargon?

It is REALLY a fine art image, Jim. Breathtaking.
 

foveonfan

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Thanks for the kind words, Laurence! I have recently finished a trilogy of this hut, on a windy day (with wind blurred leaves), a wintry day (with snow on the ground) and now the end of day. This print will soon be added to my display at home.

The highest point in Victoria is Mt Bogong at 1,986 m (6,520 ft) and highest in New South Wales (NSW) is Mt Kosciuszko at 2,228 metres (7,310 ft). They're known as part of the Australian Alps.

Sincere regards, JR
 

laurence2

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Wow, I didn't know that the Austalian continent had these high elevations! While not "high" by Himalyan standards or even Rocky Mountain standards, these mountains seem to exhibit the same characteristics as the subalpine ecosystem. You have a true treasure there, Jim.

I would LOVE to see the trilogy when completed!

Laurence
 
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