Saturday, January 17, 2009

Winter trees, blue skies

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Winter is my favorite time of year -- I don't like the heat. Winter is the time when the landscape of South Australia is green as Ireland, and since the native trees don't drop their leaves, you have what appears at first glance to be a European summer landscape ... green hill and lush, abundant trees. Look again! The deciduous trees which were planted here in profusion by the European settlers are all skeletal, leafless, and ... mossy. Here's your clue to the fact that you're in winter, no matter what the rest of the landscape looks like. Which means you have to be in the southern hemisphere, by default! The conditions were brilliant though the day was cold. Bright conditions made for small apertures and ultra-sharp pictures. Fuji FinePix S5500, digitally enhanced in software later. Photo by Jade, 2007.

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