This view is taken from near Mt Hotham in Victoria's alps. On the left is Mt Feathertop, and right of centre is Mt Fainter. The white branches in the foreground are snow gums that were burnt in a bushfire in 2003. In fact the whole area seen in this photo was burnt in that fire, and the dead tree stags outline the ridges. The trees are growing back from ground level, but it's a slow process in this cold climate.
I used a contrast mask in Photoshop to lighten up the dark areas and bring more definition to the clouds.
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Sonata11 (33675) 2011-05-07 15:25
lovely composition and wonderful frame with beautiful mountain view.This view is amazingly wonderful. Fantastic perspective and POV. An amazing management of light and hues of colors, good contrast, sharpness, clarity. Excellent job!!!
All the best and have a nice WE,
ifege (10363) 2011-05-07 20:43
Superb one Vince - great use of the mask. Must have a wander around that area some time.
mozzy27 (2) 2011-05-10 0:24
Superb picturesque alpine country scene depicting the regrowth of the bush after the last fires there. I love the way you have captured the old stags reaching out above the saplings, in a few years these will no longer be visible. Nice composition with great sharpness and clarity, good use of available light. TFS
delpeoples (54773) 2011-05-10 5:44
This part of Australia is rarely seen here on TE, so thanks for bringing it to us. The landscape is so vast and untouched, it really is difficult to convey that to someone who has never seen it, but you have done well here. I love the soft colours and you did really well with the grey sky.
TFS and I wish you a happy evening
daddo (25569) 2011-05-13 6:05
Hi Vincent. An eerie landscape, almost in appearance like a pastel sketch, particularly because of the white, chalk-like shapes of the trees.A unique capture and a document of the power of bushfires and the regenerative force in nature. All the best. Klaudio.
dta (71039) 2011-05-13 6:14
Hello Vincent ,
What a fantastic landscape you've captured here ! The effect of the white branches in the green grass is stunning . Great light of the successive hills , and a splendid threatening sky .
Well done .
npecanhuk (69568) 2011-05-13 19:36
Beautiful mountain landscape!
Attractive nature picture!
Very good photo quality!
The presence of those white branches are a highlight in the image, although a pit for meaning the ocurrence of fire in the region!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Vincent Morand (vjmite) (4066)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ28, Hoya Circ Polariser
- Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-07 0:43