Sunday, October 18, 2009

alpine autumn colours

Alpine autumn colours

Autumn is time of colours. Once autumn reaches the alpine forests in the highlands of Victoria, the tall glamorous trees receive it fashionably, dressed in exotic red, yellow & orange. When morning sun-rays hit the surface of the leaves, they add colour-tints to the surrounding light, thereby illuminating the various small paths beneath the trees with exquisite shadings.

The alpine region is large, occupying the north-eastern part of VIC. In winter, most of it will be covered in snow. Fallscreek, Mt Buller, Mt Hotham & Mt Baw Baw are just some of the popular skiing resorts. Before the snow comes, during autumn, the land is transformed by the sheer exquisite beauty of the colourful foliage worn by the alpine trees.

A moderate telephoto has compressed the tree lines, appearing dense. I had two shots--with & without the car. I think the car put some life into the scene, and thus picked the one with it. The road entering the frame from the right-bottom and turning into it before disappearing behind the trees, conveys a sense of inward-looking.

Location: Along Happy Valley Rd, Victoria High Country, VIC, Australia
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/125s
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 120mm
Filter: N/A
Flash: No
Tripod: No

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