Blue Mountains National Park February-March 2017 (15 photos)
Continuing on from my previous post, let’s stay in the Blue Mountains National Park, a World Hertitage listed area 2 hours by car west of Sydney.
In my previous post, Play Misty for me the emphasis was on mist and fog photography. This post is about trees although there is an inevitable overlap with mist and fog.
Why are the Blue Mountains so named? The Blue Mountains is densely populated by oil bearing Eucalyptus trees. As a result, the atmosphere is filled with finely dispersed droplets of oil, which, in combination with dust particles and water vapour, scatter short-wave length rays of light which are predominantly blue in colour. Hence, the reflected landscape of the mountains seems bluish to our eyes.
Walking trails lead through various parts of the Blue Mountains giving glimpses of the majesty of Nature.
However much of the land is inaccessible, and the landscape untouched. Without human interference, the trees are free to form a dense forest (bushland in Australia) to protect and nurture the land.
As I mentioned in my previous post, all these photos were purposefully taken in the square aspect at the time of shooting.
No further cropping was done in post processing.
In time, all things must pass, even the trees. The giants sporadically fall and decompose to foster new life.
Which begs the question:
“If a tree falls in a forest …
and no one is around to hear it …
does it make a sound?”