Numinbah Valley 7: Cave Creek

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Amelia Royan on February 5, 2010

It's very strange, Ian, I have never imagined Australia as being a 'land of the shining river', and yet here you have presented me, once more, with a contradiction.

This is beautiful, and I'm sure that Australia will be in your heart forever :))

Greetings from a thawing Norway at +1C, Amelia

Ian Stehbens on February 5, 2010

It is a very positive part of Panoramio, that perceptions are challenged and modified again and again. I know mine are, and I was a professional geographer!

Talking of perceptions, I am reminded of a very interesting time in my life. For a year I was seconded to the British Foreign Office and attached to the Commonwealth Institute. It was my task to inform children and teachers about Australia. As the Scottish schools loved John McDouall Stuart, they all knew of the stoney desert and saltpans that defeated him once or twice in his attempt to cross Australia. So they knew "there was no real grass in Australia", "that trees in Australia do not give shade" and even that "the rabbits of Scotland came from Australia". Well that was what they were taught for it was written on the blackboard - quoted from a text, mind you. (I have kept the textbook - published in c1921 - and still referred to in 1970s!)

The catchment of this creek in which the Naiads play includes the western part of the Springbrook plateau. Springbrook receives in excess of 2000mm rainfall annually, so there are a few shining creeks in the area.

Scotland and Australia will always be in my heart, Amelia.

I am off to fiordland next week - fly to Christchurch on Monday! The camera is expecting to see the sun, the fogs, the rain, and more sunshine!

Ian

GeorgeM on June 6, 2010

Hi Ian, you were in many amazing places on the entire world and you can capture the beauty of them in one shot. I took over the ten of yor pictures as my favorite. Thank you for sharing and congratulation. George.

Ian Stehbens on June 7, 2010

Dear George,

You have paid my photogrpahy a very high compliment, and I am delighted for it would be my goal to identify and then record the essence of a place when photographing. So thanks for that compliment. I have had a look at the set of images you took into your favourites, and I am delighted with your selection. You love the greens of rural landscapes, and that shows in your album as well.

I look forward to more contact with you, though I will be away for a while now, as I head off to Indonesia, this week.

Warmest regards from Brisbane.

Ian

Ian Stehbens on June 7, 2010

Dear George,

You have paid my photography a very high compliment, and I am delighted for it would be my goal to identify and then record the essence of a place when photographing. So thanks for that compliment. I have had a look at the set of images you took into your favourites, and I am delighted with your selection. You love the greens of rural landscapes, and that shows in your album as well.

I look forward to more contact with you, though I will be away for a while now, as I head off to Indonesia, this week.

Warmest regards from Brisbane.

Ian

GeorgeM on June 8, 2010

Hello Ian, Thank you for visiting my album. I wish you visiting many marvelous places in the entire world and capturing their beauty on your photographs. All the best. Best regards. George.

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