Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This is the shot I got for my big climb of a few days ago, it qualifies for the theme because it is all that is left of the giant volcano that once stood on this site, and has been eroded to what you see here, following several submersions into the sea over the milleniums It is as I have said before the Glasshouse Mountains as named by Captain Cook as he sailed past on his way North.
I had to process this a fair bit to get the clarity you see, although there is still a goodly amount of mist/smoke evident it was a fun job to lessen it and show the view that would be there on a clear day. I am pleased with the results although a friend objected to the expanse of non indigenous pine trees spread out in the foreground, so later I will show a shot of the main Massif seen on the left "Tibogargan" shown with a truely Native frame.
Iona says the Link doesn't work but when I tried it, it worked fine, let me know if there are other probs as I don't have Google Earth on this computer, She also complained that the haze would have improved it so I am adding a SOOC shot so you can judge the difference. I prefer the processed one. HERE is an alternate Link with some history and Info as it appears that link is a bit dicey on second checking.