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pandora 28th May 2013 11:00 AM

What a View !
 

We ambled along the fire trail through evergreen eucalypts on this late autumn afternoon.
1. http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Lookout4.jpg
In spite of a few days of rain last week the forest is still tinder dry and stony.
2. http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Lookout3.jpg
Along the way we saw lots of Grass Trees, this one in particular caught my eye, it was so full of personality.
3. http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Lookout2.jpg
The trail winds it way along a ridge so walking is easy and light until it reaches a knoll that leads to the lookout.
4. http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Lookout1.jpg
And then quite suddenly as we topped a rise we had arrived at our destination. It's a 5km walk but what a view !
5. http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Lookout5.jpg
The plains spread out before us to the south as far as the eye can see.
6. http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Lookout6.jpg
All XZ-1

StephenL 28th May 2013 11:09 AM

Re: What a View !
 
I just love the story you've told to accompany these photos. What a tree, and as you say, what a view!

pandora 28th May 2013 04:40 PM

Re: What a View !
 
Thanks Stephen
Grass trees take hundreds of years to grow.
I have no idea as to why this one is lying horizontal. Most are vertical.

Zuiko 28th May 2013 05:13 PM

Re: What a View !
 
That view was worth the walk, but the walk looks to be worthwhile in itself. You get to some great places, Mark. :)

tomphotofx 28th May 2013 05:33 PM

Re: What a View !
 
Brilliant photos Mark, the XZ-1 delivers the results great narration and great views.

Tom :)

pandora 28th May 2013 06:38 PM

Re: What a View !
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zuiko (Post 231027)
That view was worth the walk, but the walk looks to be worthwhile in itself. You get to some great places, Mark. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by tomphotofx (Post 231038)
Brilliant photos Mark, the XZ-1 delivers the results great narration and great views. Tom :)

Thanks to the advent of smart phones one can monitor and respond in a timely manner to threads from the comfort of a cosy bed on an icy cold winter's morning at 0430!!

John and Tom, thanks for your comments. Much appreciated. :)

pandora 29th May 2013 07:21 AM

Pitfalls and Perils of Personal Portraiture!
 
The XZ-1 was precariously balanced and tethered by its wrist strap to a rotting stump as I gingerly set the
12 second timer and aimed it in the general direction of where I had chosen to pose for posterity.
Unfortunately I hadn't noticed the bush grass giving me the "No deal" sign.
7. http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Lookout7.jpg

Wee man 29th May 2013 08:10 AM

Re: What a View !
 
Thanks for showing this area and explaining it. Into silly mode after a few hundred years growing it is just lying down for a rest?

pandora 29th May 2013 10:08 AM

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Quite possibly Ed ... I hadn't thought of that. :)

Chevvyf1 29th May 2013 10:22 AM

Re: What a View !
 
Mark, great captures - WOW ! that view - how was the walk back ?
I lurve that tree - poor thing tired out :)

pandora 29th May 2013 09:30 PM

Re: What a View !
 
Thanks Chevvy the return walk was fine since my fitness level is steadily improving after numerous autumn walks. Too hot and dangerous here to bushwalk in summer in 40C heat for months on end.

You guys don't appreciate how lucky you are!

EvaWood 30th May 2013 09:02 AM

Re: What a View !
 
I enjoyed this walk, thanks for being invited along :)

Greytop 30th May 2013 08:15 PM

Re: What a View !
 
Always interesting to follow your threads Mark, looks like this was a worth while walk, what a view!
An interesting series of images prior to the 'view' too , number 2 particularly caught my eye with the disparity between the left and right of the image, an interesting scene.
Keep em' coming :)

Floribunda 31st May 2013 07:15 AM

Re: What a View !
 
Been battling with a health issue Mark :( - so slow in response to this thread.
That is one VERY OLD Grass Tree!
Pouring with very welcome rain here at the moment so no weather for walking in the bush, but enjoyed your set.


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