Cheetham Wetlands consists of lagoons and saltmarsh of varying salinity levels created through the activities of a Saltworks that used to operate in the area. Deliberate creation of a number of relatively shallow ponds provides an environment which attracts many birds who like to feed on vegetation, insects, larvae and other small animals both in the water and on the pond floor. The Wetlands are protected, through international agreements, as important habitats for wildlife.
This shot was taken from the Wetlands, just before sunset, it was that golden glow that I saw as very attractive.
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alin-m (3716) 2009-08-18 1:47
Interesting photo with trees and buildings.Well done.Regards.Alin.
pablominto (53746) 2009-08-18 1:51
The lonely tree theme... Australian style!
The evening light gives a fine touch to the scene, making everything look warm and inviting...
The composition with the city skyline in the background makes this a lonely tree - or rather three lonely trees out of the ordinary!
bakes888 (18499) 2009-08-18 2:05
Hi Santo. You have chosen your POV well and made a bold composition. I love the way you have the city under the trees. As you say wonderful light and colours. Thanks for sharing.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2009-08-18 2:08
Salut.Very nice shot , whith a beautifuls colors and a very nice trees.The lights of the night are good;cONGRATULATIONS;
PixelTerror (0) 2009-08-18 3:35
Nice trees well warmed by the oblique light, good pov to include the city skyline in the backgroud, I guess Melbourne ?
Have a nice day jY
bracasha75 (24585) 2009-08-18 3:39
This is real Australia feeling
One amaizing picture and one for my fav. colection
daddo (25533) 2009-08-18 3:40
Ciao Santo. The scene brings back memories of the strange wildlife excursion. Wonderful light and poetic composition where the trees are transformed into an elegant natural coppery sculpture. If I remember well, the dandenong ranges are on the right edge. Regards. Klaudio. Credo che ci vediamo a presto.Klaudio.
holmertz (44420) 2009-08-18 3:58
I remember of course this fantastic view of the skyscrapers seemingly standing in the middle of wilderness. I agree that this golden glow is the ingredient that really makes this picture.
delpeoples (54659) 2009-08-18 5:05
Ciao Caro Santo, the light in this photo tells me I can be no other place but Australia. It's like something out of a Heysen painting. Great DOF to show us that Metropolis of yours too. The trees seem to be leaning towards it aswell as framing it. Excellent work, Lisa.
macondo (18623) 2009-08-18 5:34
This one has turned out superbly, Santo.
The burnished tones of the light falling on the trees and grass make for a very mellow mood which reflects the time of day. The leaning bough nicely frames the city. Even better than your previous shot from this location, I think. I'll have to sift through my shots and see if I can find another worth uploading.
alftrek (3270) 2009-08-18 7:19
The trees almost form a repetitive rhythm and make an interesting subject for your foreground. The last few minutes of warm light performed magic. It lits up the entire levelled plain and highlight the tree trunks beautifully, this is what makes this shot so much better than your earlier shot taken at almost the same place. I have been paying special attention to see if there is a Koala on the tree by any chance:)))
A superb job!
siamesa (27761) 2009-08-18 7:29
Wonderful picture of this beautiful tree with this lovely colours.Beautiful view of the buildings in background.
Clementi (52514) 2009-08-18 13:01
uno straordinario angolo di natura, bellissima la luce che hai trovato, mi piace lo skyline della cittÓ sullo sgfondo.
dbraga56 (728) 2009-08-18 16:12
Congratulations for this picture, the color, the trees, the landscape and the buildings. TFS.
burraburra (1219) 2009-08-18 23:04
Love the trees with last rays of sun.
paololg (31448) 2009-08-19 13:28
Ciao caro Santo,
questo tipo di immagini le ho viste solo nei giornali di fotografia, fatte solo da fotografi professionisti. Hai fatto una fotografia stupenda, con una bellissima luce e una profonditÓ di campo incredibile. Sei veramente uno dei migliori fotografi che io conosca, complimenti!
Ciao, un abbraccio a tutta la tua famiglia!
PS: oggi a Treviso c'erano 38░!
bobocortis (15988) 2009-08-19 23:25
These warm paints recall me some pictures of the australian outback!
Great mood in this shot coupling natural and modern items.
P.S. I'm sorry, I've no more point today. I'll see you later!
Kielia (24073) 2009-08-20 7:12
the main feature of this wonderful impression is indeed the light! It is incredibly beautiful as it is shining on this fascinating place! As already mentioned this amazingly lonely tree creates an almost outback-like atmosphere This image is a pleasure for the eyes. TFS!
shevchenko (18892) 2009-08-20 20:38
I like the posture of these trees to make the scenery quite and tastefully laid out, the city in the depth is another vision attraction, nice color and lighting, full in poetic flavour, good shoot.
kschanna (6) 2009-08-21 4:54
What can I say. You have captured the evening light beautifully. I really like how the simple tree frames the CBD in the distance and asserts its own importance in the face of the concrete jungle. Excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing
Miha2ou7 (5048) 2009-08-22 2:52
Re-visited I see. A great view, with the skyline in the bg, dwarfed by teh tree and the sky, you can still see that Melbourne holds an impressive skyline though. Nice lighting and colors of course.
cherryripe (21033) 2009-08-22 11:06
Such an original view of Melbourne, so small, framed by the beautifully lit trees. The light is stunning and you've composed this perfectly.
jhm (143445) 2009-08-23 5:19
This type image see we not every day, this is simple fantastic.
You took these picture on a wonderful moment before the sun rise. Splendid panorama view.
Sharpness and clarity are wonderful.
Composition and presentation are superb. TFS.
Have a nice sunday,
jusninasirun (17162) 2009-08-23 15:33
This is so nice... so well isolated with fine lighting against beautiful sky. The distant skyscrapers are just amazing.
Well done and best regards,
JPlumb (3159) 2009-08-25 7:13
Hello Santo, this is gallery work, very nicely done. The trees, as well as standing out with that awesome colour againt that great blue sky make a perfect frame for the city in the background. Your overall composition, great contrasts, the lighting and colour in this one are excellent; your technique on sharpening gives it a very dramatic look.
Thanks, enjoyed! John
Silvio1953 (129304) 2009-08-27 6:08
Ciao Santo, bello il panorama inquadrato dagli alberi e con la silhouette della cittÓ sullo sfondo, fantastica luce, bravo, ciao Silvio
mafegan (8624) 2010-02-24 5:30
Exceptional light and very nice composition. Not a common view of Melbourne making this a very much worthwhile composition for TE. Tfs, Marlene
- Copyright: santo girotto (skippy007) (12510)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-07-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR Zoom, 72mm UV Filter
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-08-18 1:45
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