Snow Gums

Snow Gums


Alpine country, NSW Australia

“The branches turn, guided by Nature’s love. The mist rolls in, connecting the lovers. Thus on a single branch, the droplet is formed. A balance of what is new, and what will be.” (Poem by Paula Wilson)

Two hours before this photograph was taken, large hail stones rained down on me for over half an hour, leaving me to cross flooded mountain rivers and streams, as low as 35°F (2°C) in temperature. The whole landscape was awash. I had been looking for snow gums for some time, making a number of trips into the mountains. Fortunately, I stumbled across these whilst trying to photograph some lakes on the opposite mountain range. A short time after discovery, because of the hail, fog swept up the valley and over the ridge where the snow gums were, making the conditions perfect.


location: NSW, Australia,   camera: Tomiyama, lens Nikkor SW90,   film: Fuji Velvia 50ASA,   shutter speed: 2 minutes,   filters: None,   cropping: None,   time and conditions: Sunset / fog,   Limited Edition: 360


Purchase Snow Gums Limited Edition photographic print.

Available as Limited Edition photographic prints, sizes from 100 x 32cm (6 x 20 inch) to 300 x 96cm (38 x 120 inch). Printed on the finest grade photographic paper, signed and numbered. Acrylic ‘Face-Mount’ framing is also available.



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