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A wintry view from Mount Stromlo

By johnboy - 4 May 2009 15

While we bask in autumnal sunshine today it’s worth remembering the taste of winter we had last week.

Pommie Bastard has sent in this picture he took from Mount Stromlo.

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15 Responses to
A wintry view from Mount Stromlo
ant 10:58 pm 04 May 09

Nice drama and atmospherics. I see the Canberra frosts and fogs from above, with the sun warming it all up.

GardeningGirl 7:07 pm 04 May 09

Very nice!

SkipDaRoo 6:45 pm 04 May 09

+1 to all the positive comments

nice work

Skidd Marx 3:36 pm 04 May 09

Awesome colours.

justbands 2:55 pm 04 May 09

No worries, thanks again! I ride up Mt Stromlo all the time (I live just around the corner), so that one is like a pic of my home territory.

Pommy bastard 2:20 pm 04 May 09

It would be my pleasure justbands. Unfortunately I’m at work at present, will get onto it tonight. (After 10.00 pm)

justbands 2:14 pm 04 May 09

Are you able to send me a high res version too Pommy bastard? band at littlesmoke dot com, if you’re able. Ta!

Pommy bastard 12:46 pm 04 May 09

Many thanks for the comments, I’m humbled.

The image was taken as a three shot HDR. There is a slight missalignment if you look closely at the lakes. (Thanks for the software advice CoffeeGeek)

It was then opened in photoshop, and the blue hue which was already predominant, was pushed further to give the saturated effect. Pushing the blue gave it a slightly grainy feel, which I liked, so I added a little “watercolour” filter to enhance that.

Thanks again to all.

PS. it peed down just after the shot was taken.

weeziepops 12:04 pm 04 May 09

You have an amazing talent, PB – most impressed by this latest pic!

BerraBoy68 12:02 pm 04 May 09

Another top pic PB! Was the pic taken using a filter or are those colours all natural? Either way, Nice!

Pommy bastard 11:35 am 04 May 09

Sure just give me a mail addy to send it to.

Grrrr 11:21 am 04 May 09

Great image. Higher res version available?

motleychick 11:13 am 04 May 09

What an amazing picture!!

Pommy bastard 11:04 am 04 May 09

Justbands, I’ll happily send you the full sized image with would give you a much better resolution for a desktop background.

(Johnboy, can you link to fullsized images?)

justbands 10:56 am 04 May 09

Another nice shot. These pics are making great desktop backgrounds.

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