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Sue Allen on September 28, 2009

Dust on my tongue, dust in my eyes - finally some good old blue sky!

Kyle Wolff on September 28, 2009

Wow, what a beautiful shot!

Soothing colors..

Dust & Smoke? Why was there dust in the air? Was something on fire?

Well, whatever it was, it sure cleared and gave a nice view!

Greetings from the USA


Steve Paxton on September 28, 2009

Dust is not good for camera either but a great view.. steve

Ma&Pa Moose on September 29, 2009

Absolutely beautiful Susan. Total serenity, and I love the silhouetted foreground. A second later and it would have been all gone. This image resonates quiet and peace and everything that is right in the world. It is so like some of the sunsets we have out in the western US. Thank you for posting these last images.

Ma & Pa Moose

Eva Kaprinay on September 29, 2009

Wonderful shot! Cheers Eva

not1word on October 1, 2009

The softness of this really works well, Sue.

Jean Gregory Evans on October 7, 2009

It reminds me of a charcoal drawing landscape! I love it!

Norrel on October 9, 2009

It would be great if your favourite dead tree would grow some nice blossoms this spring, Sue.

Sue Allen on October 10, 2009

Kyle, thanks very much for your message and interest on this shot -- we had heaps of dust over a few days which was blown from the drought stricken areas of Australia, sort of to the west and south of here, and then there were several bush fires in the area as well, just to add to the misery of any asthmatics. Luckily, I do not suffer from any allergies or breathing problems, but i know of people who had to stay indoors for the best part of a week. I missed several opportunites to take photos of the sun as I've never seen it before -- an angry, boiling round of crimson. Stuck in the traffic, you know how it is, but it's so good to have the fresh air back, that's one photo opportunity I won't be wishing back.

Thank you again for calling in from the USA, Kyle -- hope to hear from you again some day.

Eva, thank you very much for your praise!

Thanks not1word, I was surprised it came out as well as it did as there was stuff all light left when I took this. I'm really glad you like the smudgy effect.

I agree, Jean, it is rather like charcoal! Your artistry is always telling and I see that your wonderful paintings have found some new fans lately, from the way they have been popping up in the thumbnails. Hope you're still doing some painting?

Norrel, I should be rather alarmed if it did! Dead as a doornail and likely to remain that way...:) It really is such a photogenic dead tree though, isn't it? I think I'm very lucky to live so close to this one!

Yikes, I nearly missed you up there, Ma & Pa Moose, and what a lovely message you have left for me. A pleasure to read --I'm very glad you've discovered such a beautiful interpretation.

Thank you all for calling in, and leaving such great comments! I'm off out with my camera again tomorrow, I'm really getting back in the swing of Pano, and boy, it feels good!

Kind regards,


John Adamson on January 16, 2010

Hello Sue, lovely pastel colours in this. However low the light was you got a nice shot. I hope you have had some rain since to clear the air.

Greetings from Indonesia, John

Sue Allen on January 16, 2010

John, we have had about 5 inches of rain recently, so the grass has gone mad and the air is certainly dust-free for the time being, thank you, kindly.

I went for a walk down Blunder road again the other day and took a couple of shots. I took one of the gum tree again for comparison, but either me or my camera was playing up and it came out badly, so I couldn't post it, but believe me, it's as green as Ireland (well, almost) in Glastonbury right now.

Very best wishes to you over in Indonesia,


tu-quoque on April 21, 2010

Fantastic backlight and colours

Sue Allen on April 21, 2010

Thank you once again, tu-quoque for your thoughtful and encouraging feedback. We are still getting regular rainfall - most unusual, so no more dust in the atmosphere just yet...

Best wishes to you, Sue

Ian Stehbens on April 22, 2010

I like the pastels and gentleness of home, Sue.


Sue Allen on April 22, 2010

Hello Ian, I like the way you have used those words to describe dear old Glastonbury.

I am always very happy to drive over the hill and see this view stretch out before me -- I don't know if you come out this way much, but the road is winding all the way and mostly tree lined, then you go up over the hill and everything opens right out so you can see layer upon layer of hills, all the way out past Widgee. Beautiful! Lucky I met my long suffering husband so I could stay here! ;)

It's very nice to see you have called in, Ian --don't forget to wear a T shirt with your name emblazoned upon it next time you go down Mary Street, so I can spot you!

Best wishes, Sue

klaustschei on June 25, 2011

Even though it is a reality shot, it comes along so moody!;) Really great work! Thanks for sharing

Klaus J from Germany

Sue Allen on July 3, 2011

Thanks again Klaus, it's been so long since I've had time to get back onto Panoramio, and such a nice surprise to see your very kind comments on here. They are much appreciated.

Best wishes to you from The land down under,


Frissons73 on September 15, 2011

Excellent cliché! La mise en valeur de ce paysage est une réussite! Like, amicalement, Thierry.

Johnbrzozaphoto's on September 29, 2011

a very nice shot with all that color,hello from vermont.

Thiago Ferreira on April 8

Bela imagem

Like e Favorita

Abraços, Thiago

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 28, 2009
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    by Sue Allen
    • Camera: Traveler DC-X5
    • Taken on 2009/09/25 07:43:45
    • Exposure: 0.500s (1/2)
    • Focal Length: 6.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash