This is southern Queensland, somewhere between Crossdale and Bryden. About 30 km north of the Wivenhoe dam and about 55 km north-west of Brisbane. The area has not had significant rainfall for years as I learned from a note of Matthew-Watt.
There is not much color left in the grass except for some brown tints. The trees seem to do a 'little' better still showing some green leafs. This photo was taken on my last day of traveling in Australia. The day after, when driving to the airport I heard they increased the level of waterrestrictions from 3 to 4 (don't know on what scale though).
I was lucky to get this shot, it had been cloudy all day. Right at that moment there was a small sunny spell and I took my chance to take some photo's of the beautiful landscape.
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robob (3648) 2007-02-22 12:46
Effectivement, il y a un fort contraste entre la couleur de l’herbe et le vert des arbres. J’aime beaucoup le petit arbre, au milieu, qui semble perdu dans cette immensité. C’est une image très bien composée.
Amicalement et à bientôt,
Koopman (1247) 2007-02-22 13:46
Nice composition of a unforgiving landscape,
leo61 (0) 2007-02-22 14:00
Good landscapeshot and composition with the different trees in the foreground and the row of trees at the horizon.Good contrast of the fresh green and the sunburned grass.
scalerman (26900) 2007-02-22 22:51
Harko: keenly spotted contasts here. A fine image, artistically presented. regards, c
Silvio1953 (151589) 2007-02-23 15:20
Hi Harko, lovely and peaceful view with nice delicate colors, great composition, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio
vagabondtravels (6511) 2007-03-01 5:56
Good comp and color. Great greens. I maybe would have cropped a little off the bottom but the image really has depth now. Nice job.
Matthew-Watt (5934) 2008-01-29 19:02
I didn't see this shot the first time around. Thanks for the mention in your note! I have some good news; SE Queensland has had some good rain over the last 4 weeks. The Gold Coast Dam has reached 100% capacity. This area around Wivenhoe Dam has received decent rainfall also - rising from about 16% capacity to close to 30%, adding about 6 months more water for Brisbane. It is raining a lot today - the city and the surrounds are all lush and green again. On my last visit out here this was a meadow of tall green grass. We are now on level 6 water restrictions which are two levels more severe than when you visited, as we had little rainfall for much of 2006-7. If we continue to get this rain, hopefully we can go back to normal water use someday.
Thanks for the post!
- Copyright: Harko Pilot (TravelerNL) (3011)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony Alfa DSLR A100, SONY 3/5-5.6/18-70
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Australia - October 2006
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-22 11:59