Elanda Point is an historic timber town, on the western shores of freshwater Lake Cootharaba, in the Noosa North Shore area. Noosa is 100 miles (160 km) north of Brisbane. The lake is shallow, & less than 2 metres depth at its deepest point. The Pacific Ocean lies beyond the sand dunes in the distance.
The trees are called 'paperbark' on account of the bark peeling away easily, like strips of paper. Sometimes also called 'Melaleuca'.
"One of the worst tragedies of the area occured on a chilly winter's morning on 29th July, 1873, when some workers were warming themselves around the boiler. The men noticed the boiler plates beginning to bulge but were unable to get clear before the boiler exploded, killing five men. The five bodies were taken by horse drawn tram to the old cemetery two kilometers north of Mill Point where their bodies still lay today. After the 1893 flood, and the establishment of other mills in the area, the sawmill lost its usefulness, and both it and the settlement disappeared." The solitary pylon in the lake, is all that remains of the pier.
More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paperbark
This is a link to UQ
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xavshot (69835) 2006-03-25 3:29
jolie compo avec un bel équilibre entre les arbres et l'eau. Belle lumière
tcht (7565) 2006-03-25 3:30
Very interesting to see a pic. that is 22 years old! And I like the lights on the trees of the left and the depth is good. Nice contrast of colours too. Good job.
postvikram (1199) 2006-03-25 3:31
Beautifully done.Excellent colors and POV.The water approaching and about to splash on the shore is very nice to see.Very nicely done and TFS- Vikram
pastadog (13111) 2006-03-25 3:39
Hi Chris, tranquil scene, the waters seemingly in rhytmic motion, I can almost hear them. Nice compo with good contrast areas, and I also like the birds. Cheers :) Daniel
caresp (801) 2006-03-25 3:41
On sent encore le vent qui passait ce jour la , il y a plus de vingt ans...
Joli contraste des couleurs Belle photo.
Angshu (55249) 2006-03-25 3:52
Good colourful shot of nature with nice splashing water & mangrove like roots. Looks like a swampy area..correct me if I'm wrong. This shot was taken 22 years back...I'm amazed at the quality even now. Wow
fayeulle (27827) 2006-03-25 3:53
This tree with stange roots is unbeleavable. The lake have vey nice colors. Its beautifulle and so quiet.
Thanks and nice WE
Propofol (1790) 2006-03-25 3:53
I really like this photo - it gives the impression that the ghostly old gums are about to be swamped. Great technical result from a 20-year-old image!
Thanks for sharing it
Fixfocus (9385) 2006-03-25 4:13
Amazing depth and dof in this shot.I like the foreground framing with the trees on the left.Good handling of the contrasts and an excellent scan again.
danielswalsh (13599) 2006-03-25 4:17
Interesting shot. I like the range of blues and the range of shadows in this shot. The 'paperbark' sounds very similar to the 'dogwood' which has the same tyoe of bark.
papagolf21 (84582) 2006-03-25 4:32
Je suis toujours étonné de voir ces arbres à l'écorce blanche dont on pourrait penser qu'il s'agit d'arbres morts. Le cadrage est toujours bien choisi et valorise la beauté des lieux.
J'ai appris quelque chose à propos de ces "paperbark".
Very well done.
jasmis (57824) 2006-03-25 4:35
Amazing view. Superb old tree and extraordinary water. Well done.
Galmeida (12559) 2006-03-25 4:41
Very beautiful place surrounding the lake with thise trees and roots near the water. Exelent perspective, colors, light and sharpness. Good work so well seen and composed. My best regards and congratulations.
efigesta (12188) 2006-03-25 6:40
great pov and the nature here so interesting with nice colors
berek (36291) 2006-03-25 7:25
I can see here very interesting tree's root. your point of view is also okay. good depth.
Meaning ( Sense ) 9,Framing:10,Idea :10
Amirsun (2122) 2006-03-25 10:25
Nice shot with good composition and good light control. Also very good POV from this low angle.
Tanks for posting.
carper (96) 2006-03-25 12:45
I had seen a nature film over this part of your country.
I was impressed over the beauty and the nature there. A well taken shot, good composition, very good job.
elihesamian (26149) 2006-03-25 17:29
What a sad story and happen !
But a nice place you show us Chris,beautiful with a nice touch and feeling of the light and appealing water for toch,too,well composed and worked,Thanks for posting it,
Gerrit (46712) 2006-03-25 17:57
One of the best I've seen from you lately. Supperbe light on the trees and the water. Great composition. A joy to see.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
weswang (18223) 2006-03-25 20:02
Hi Chris, I guess the high wave is one of the reasons that the root of the trees are above the ground. Good details and nice sharpness. You have well captured the environment and the characters of the trees. I think the contrast is a little too strong.
singuanti (15250) 2006-03-25 21:52
Hi Chris. That's a good note that clues us in to events that make us appreciate this even more. Your DOF looks a little tight for this sort of composition although focus in the foreground is excellent. tfs Chris.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-03-26 13:34
Hi Chris - simple but delightful, and the years have been kind on the image quality, I like the way the sand on the distant hills look like snowpatches, the twisted roots add appeal to the foreground
macondo (18595) 2006-04-01 10:18
Wonderful shot - peaceful but full of energy. Love the choppy lake. Andrew
jmdaoudal (82) 2006-04-06 17:35
That is photogenic a lot, and a well done composition to use the effect from the tortured tree, like also the light coming across.
Matthew-Watt (6043) 2008-01-24 15:57
Interesting photo of shallow Lake Cootharaba, with a historic note. Thanks for the UQ link ;). It is a photo of good quality considering the age. There is a decent amount of FG to hold interest, especially the gnarled roots of the old Melaleuca. This lake was a favorite spot for dad's windsurfing - the expanse and shallow bottom, plus good coastal winds were the perfect combo for a good ride. I knew nothing about the accident that had taken place here, reminds me of the awful explosion at a Hunter Valley winery last week which killed two people. TFS.