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The Blue Mountains


Believe it or not, this is in color!

As seen from the cable car in the last post
from when we were in Australia a year ago.

The Blue Mountains


Believe it or not, this is in color!

As seen from the cable car in the last post
from when we were in Australia a year ago.

comments (48)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 May 2009, 01:04
In colour - heck Ginnie this is ATMOSPHERIC!
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely that kind of a day, Chris!
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 4 May 2009, 01:22
Sometimes nature is monochrome--great find, friend Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Larry, and you have to see it to believe it!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 4 May 2009, 01:55
When the clouds roll in, the Blue mountains become magical.
beautiful Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It was so misty and cloudy, Tony, that we never got to see the Three Sisters. That was my only disappointment!
  • ZZTodd
  • United States
  • 4 May 2009, 02:02
Ginnie,

Very dramatic, yet ominous shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Todd!
A phenomenal view of these beautiful mountains, Ginnie. The clouds add to a spectacular composition. What a fascinating image of this amazing place. To be there in person must have been quite an experience.
Ginnie Hart: I think I didn't see a lot of what's there, John, but I also saw this "atmosphere" that others miss. I was glad for whatever I got because it was indeed beautiful and I'll never forget it.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 4 May 2009, 03:01
Good work with the layers of mountains!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martin.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 May 2009, 03:16
This is one fantastic shot mijn vriend, I love the erie atmosphere. Looking into the unknown.smile
Have a good week Musketeer.
Ginnie Hart: It really was like looking into the unknown, Tracy. Little did I know that then!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 4 May 2009, 03:48
Very strange indeed. I believe yousmile Such lovely landscape and mist.
Ginnie Hart: We photographers are such gluttons for mist and fog, aren't we, Sherri!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 May 2009, 03:54
I suppose Nature was a bit low on Blue that day.

Love the layers here, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ray, it was! smile Thanks.
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 4 May 2009, 04:26
Look like there is a storm rolling in. Amazing shot!!!
Ginnie Hart: We never got rained on, Helen, but it was indeed misty! Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 4 May 2009, 05:12
wow.. it's amazing how devoid of color this scene is.. it's still a wonderful capture though.. smile great work! grin
Ginnie Hart: You have to see it to believe it, I guess! Thanks, Rian.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 May 2009, 05:30
I think I would have had a flat nose after this ride....and they had to clean the window.....I love these heights and those views, een prachtige foto met prachtige tonen van grijs, amazing.
Wonderful picture and I know you were in 'heaven' seeing this scenery.
Ginnie Hart: Ontzettend bedankt, mijn vriend. There was so much to see and I almost didn't post this because of how little there WAS to see in this image. But sometimes that is exactly what we need to stop to look at...to find what we CAN see in the nothingness! It seemed so symbolic.
magnifique photo ainsi sous la brume. j'adore ├ža
Ginnie Hart: I do think we photographers are gluttons for mist and fog, O-P. Merci!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 4 May 2009, 07:33
Now Ginnie I dont see much colour here,but I do like the photo
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes we have to look hard to see what there is in the nothingness out there, Vintage!
The layers and angles work for me.
Ginnie Hart: Glad they do, Nigel. Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 4 May 2009, 08:04
beautiful image Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Have you been to the Blue Mountains, Aussie? I can picture the 3 of you going there on a photo hunt. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 May 2009, 08:19
Yes, I see it- heavenly and very atmospheric indeed!
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes we really have to stop and LOOK, right, Philine?!
What a lovely image to share.
Ginnie Hart: I almost didn't, Jamoula, because it was so devoid of almost everything...and then I saw the "atmosphere." Thanks.
Great you had your camera. Fine shot, and indeed no color!
Ginnie Hart: I'd feel naked without it, Wim. smile Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 May 2009, 09:38
Who needs colour when you have dramatic scenery like this! Any particular reason why they are called the blue mountains?
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure it's written somewhere, Ingrid, why they're called Blue. But I haven't found it yet. Actually, when things cleared up a bit later, it did have a kind of blue haze to it. I guess that's why?
You were up in the clouds there Ginnie..No wonder there's no colour. A good shot though.
Ginnie Hart: I love being at that height, Ron. smile
What an atmosphere Ginnie. I love it!
Ginnie Hart: I love the feeling...the quietness...of this kind of place, Richard. Merci.
threatening sky and clouds
Ginnie Hart: But the good news was that we were never rained on! Thanks, Chantal.
For a minute I thought we had got mono from you Ginnie but no, this works really well being almost mono and what a lovely view.
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes Nature really surprises us, Brian, right?! Thanks.
Such a "feel" to it. What a backdrop to a great day.
Ginnie Hart: I almost didn't post it, Christopher, because it seemed so blah. But then I started to see all kinds of things in the nothingness...and it became highly symbolic for me!
Well you could have knocked me down with a feather./
Ginnie Hart: Chad, you just made my day. grin
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 4 May 2009, 13:30
Reminds me quite a bit of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Kathryn, you're right. Are you familiar with the watercolor artist, Vern Hippensteal, in Gatlinburg? I love his work and actually have several of his paintings, some of which are of the morning mists in the Smokies.
  • Hamilton
  • United States
  • 4 May 2009, 13:59
Sometimes the only recipe for a shot like this is time and chance... you were definitely at the right place at the right time... Great shot Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I was, Hamiliton. Good to see you again! Thanks.
Wonderful atmospheric shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
fantastic shot considering you were in the cable car. Was the cable car moving? I love the way the fog is passing by the mountain. So moody and full of drama!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, the cable car was moving, OSB, but while looking out far away, that wasn't a problem. It was just spectacular!
This is a gorgeous shot, so full of drama and layers.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. I see it as highly symbolic right now! smile
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 4 May 2009, 18:07
Ginnie, the mood is excellent ... good photographer eyes !!
Ginnie Hart: When you see the mood, you just have to snap away, Klaus! smile
That is so gorgeous. Isn't Mother Nature a beauty?
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhhh, Michael. YES!
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 4 May 2009, 19:20
I agree with Larry Bliss that nature is sometimes in monochrome.

Oh what a precious capture.
Ginnie Hart: And when it is, why does it surprise us!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 May 2009, 21:16
We had Believe it or Not on the inside of our Chappies gum wrappers - sort of Ripley's Believe it or Not.

This one is hard to believe - a great colourful picture.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love what you can get on the inside of wrappers, Louis. Everything I ever knew about XYZ I learned from the inside of my gum wrappers. grin
Amazing Ginnie. Really good shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Albert!
  • Ti
  • 4 May 2009, 22:53
It looks very Asian... smile
Ginnie Hart: How right you are, dear sir. Why didn't I see that first!
  • pat 71
  • France
  • 4 May 2009, 22:59
le même temps chez moi mais j'ai la couleur moi smile sublime A+
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Patrick! smile
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 5 May 2009, 00:36
Wow love the muted tones of this! The fog rolling over the mountains ads a great atmosphere to this shot.
Ginnie Hart: It was a beautiful sight to behold, Andy, even if void of color!
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 5 May 2009, 00:59
That is just gorgeous, I would love to be flying above the canopy.
Ginnie Hart: My kind of world, Brian!
  • martie
  • United States
  • 5 May 2009, 01:30
GORGEOUS! What a great sight this must have been - and it is a great capture!
Ginnie Hart: It was so wonderful, Martie. I'll never forget it. Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 5 May 2009, 10:41
I can see a hint of green in the forest. Great capture!!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Fida. The hint of green is definitely there. Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 5 May 2009, 13:23
Exceptional mood. Love the monochromatic b&w processing.
Ginnie Hart: Nature surprised me that day when I later saw this image, Marcie. It really IS in color. smile
  • david
  • United States
  • 5 May 2009, 15:16
it's beautiful, really has a sense of the rain forest about it.
Ginnie Hart: And the thing is, David, it IS a rain forest! Hard to believe they exist in Australia!
  • Samarth
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 May 2009, 19:29
woah, colour!? was just thinking that it was a good conversion for this kind of shot...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Sam. Nature is always ready and willing to surprise us!
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 6 May 2009, 02:29
now that is a gray day. cool. smile
Ginnie Hart: As gray as they come, Otto. grin
  • Bob
  • United States
  • 9 May 2009, 13:48
How beautiful with just clouds rolling in when some people may see it as a dreary day. Beautiful Ginnie, and I love your water signature.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so very much, kind sir!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 16 May 2009, 21:53
It doesn't get much bluer than this smile yes the mountain got the blues smile
Ginnie Hart: You were the first to say it that way, Lina...and I like it. The mountain got the blues!

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