Blue Mountains: Wild Garden 5

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Comments (8)

May M. B. (Swissmay) on February 2, 2008

A wonderful photo, Ian! It contains all things, I love. Wild rocks in the sun, water running like a micro waterfall, a mysterious cave, some plants striving towards the water. It's full of life! Thank you! May

Ian Stehbens on February 2, 2008

Dear May,

People wonder what on earth I am doing when they are looking at the majestic all around, and I am zooming in on some algae covered rocks! But then we get to see other beauty and mystery and come away with a touch of other awe in our hearts.

Reminds me in a way of some of your photographic visits: dog defended old farm houses with wonderful children to meet; construction workers footprints in the frozen mud of a building site.

Thankyou! Ian

May M. B. (Swissmay) on February 3, 2008

Oh, Ian, I do know this feeling perfectly well. :-)) Only today I experienced it, while photographing some sparkling crystals on a bush, which were lit by the bright sun, and the trace of a mouse in the fresh snow, while all other people looked saying oh and ah at the mountain range on a panorama view of 300°, which of course I appreciated as well. :-) In future, I'll think about you in those moments. :-)


Ian Stehbens on February 4, 2008

May, I'll be looking out for the 300° view as well as the sparkling ice on a bush.

I recall telling you once that I'd just be in my element, if we were walking the coastal tracks of Ireland's west, cameras in hand. I think we may also enjoy photographing together tracks and traces, micro waterfalls and tiny ice crystals, as well as the 300° view!

Funny business this photography!



May M. B. (Swissmay) on February 4, 2008

Ian, unfortunately my camera doesn't take a 300° angle. ;-)) I have tried to do some panoramas or to take single photos and stitch them together with a poor program. But it never does justice of what it really looks like.

Some attempts are under my tag "Panorama". The maybe best of them, but as well only about 120°. The sparkling ice diamonds don't sparkle on the photos, but maybe I upload one temporarily for you.

I remember your comment about the Irish West coast. :) - I still have so many to upload from last year. ;-)


Ian Stehbens on February 4, 2008

I don't know whether it is me, or Panoramio is playing up. May, I just read your message regarding panoramas and went to the marvellous image for which you provided a link. I was impressed. Now your message seems to have disappeared, but I have seen it. Thankyou so much.

I will watch for the ice crystal pic, too.

I remember my student days when we used to hand tear aerial photos to create montages of particular areas. I guess the software for stitching photos will improve. One of our local photographers does a pretty neat job stitching pictures. I have seen one of his wedding gatherings when everybody with drinks in hand has been stitched into panorama from 4 images. I was impressed.


M and R on February 17, 2008

B likes this photo. R

Ian Stehbens on February 17, 2008

Tell B that I like his opinion, for I agree.


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    by Ian Stehbens