Lone Gum in the Red Centre, Ormiston Gorge, NT, Australia

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Comments (15)

Marilyn Whiteley on December 14, 2007

Ah, Ian, you have a tree for me! and in a spectacular setting!! Thank you, thank you. Marilyn

Ian Stehbens on December 14, 2007

Yes Marilyn, and it didn't seem to need decorating to give it colour or joy. It is for you Marilymn. And I am hoping Palmina gets to see the real tree one day soon. Ian

Marilyn Whiteley on December 14, 2007

It is well decorated with the glories of creation! Thank you. Marilyn

© SisAnnick on December 15, 2007

hi Ian, let's dream about Australia! wild landscape, gorgeous colours and tough life for trees. What's about people ? cheers Annick

Тилигузов Сергей on December 19, 2007

Ian, I wish you and your family and your friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I wish good luck and success to all of you.

With the best regards with Christmas from Russia, Sergej

Tamás Borbély on December 19, 2007

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Ian! Best regards, Tamás

EVA_L on December 24, 2007

Thanks for congratulations, Ian! I wish happy holidays with your family. And let greater distances will not hinder for your dialogue! Greetings from Ukraine. Eva

Ian Stehbens on January 8, 2008

Ntinos, Eva, Tamás, Sergej, Thankyou all for your Christmas greetings and New Year blessings. I look forward to viewing more of your special photos through 2008. And Marilyn and Annick, I have found the forum on the heroic trees but I am too dull to work out how to add a picture to the forum. I'll just have to settle for the simpler things in life. Blessings to you both and your families. Ian

Josef Grohs on December 8, 2008


Ian Stehbens on March 3, 2009

Dear Guiseppe,

I have uploaded some aerial images of Central Australia, some of which will satisfy your inquisitiveness: long dunes are revealed, ephermeral lakes, folded mountains, and land management or abuse is revealed.

Warm regards,


Josef Grohs on March 3, 2009

Hello Ian, thanks for the message! Tomorrow I´ll come and see.

Best regards


Hazel Coetzee on December 17, 2009

Oh my goodness - how stunning this is! Ian the colours just jump out at you!!

With your permission I'd love to try translating this into watercolours? Landscapes have never been my forté but this one is SO SPECIAL and so rich in colour and expert composition that I would love to try my hand at it. I am also going to send it to my desktop to admire it each time I switch on my pc (if that's okay with you..?) as it is SO inspiring.

With great admiration & awe, Hazel

Ian Stehbens on December 18, 2009

Dear Hazel,

It is my turn for "Oh my goodness". Because your are a Seth Efrican you get extra special permission to turn this into a watercolour for South African colours and light are the same as Australia's. It was that similarity that struck me when I first visited Transvaal. The geological forms and colours were so familiar, yet the landscape was new. The rocky areas of Transvaal reminded me of this Macdonnell Ranges area of central Australia.

And you can use this on your desk top for it will not only colour your world, but be a constant reminder of our friendship and a lure that may just bring you and Sarel to this part of the world, one day, while you are still young. travellers.

You may decide to edit out or to include the small group of tourists beneath the tree, either way, one of them is Margaret. One day one of them may be Hazel.

I guess having it on your desktop and beside your easel makes for a YS! Thank you once again, for I am delighted that you share my taste and love of beauty.

With gratitude,


Pixelfoto.hu Kiss Lá… on September 26, 2011

Beautiful shot! Like 2

Yours sincerely invited to the

Colours group.

Greetings, László

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