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Cliff Grounds III

Cliff Grounds III
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Copyright: David Gumprich (Refugee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3317 W: 415 N: 7009] (25554)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-07
Categories: Nature
Camera: Olympus C-760 UZ
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-08-21 15:44
Viewed: 1580
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am now winding my way down the hillside towards the First Basin. As I proceed lower into the valley lingering mist can be seen.

Another view of some of the magnificent old trees can be seen in the workshop.

The Cataract Gorge 10 minutes from the Launceston City Centre is a restful haven for locals and visitors with it's daffodil walks that are so popular in the spring time. Peacocks on the lawns and the power of the gorge in flood during the winter, are other attractions.

Lush vegetation along the walkways from Kings Bridge lead you to the more formal cliff grounds and gardens.

An interpretation centre in the old band rotunda details the history of this area.

The bushland areas above the gorge are a fragile ecosystem protected by the Launceston City Council workforce in conjunction with Conservation Volunteers.

During the summer months, authorities are ever conscious of the threat of fire in this area.

While at other times, ongoing maintenance and inspection endeavours to control the spread of introduced weeds, especially the blackberry.

An amazing fact about Launceston's early history was that the pioneers actually encouraged the growth of blackberries in the Gorge area so that weekend ramblers would have something to nibble on.


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Great shot DAvid! I love the pastel colors in your photos! Nice!

love the comp, the light and the well captured atmosphere, thanx, M, (*_*)

hi David excellent composition and capture here. I can see you are quite an expert in capturing the rays!
Sweet colours too.
Well done and best regards, Daniel

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2006-08-21 17:56]

Hi David, Well framed view of this slightly mystical location. Your woodland series are an insight into your part of the world. It is good to see the smooth path between the natural textures and shape. Well shown. Murray.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-08-21 22:18]

Hello David,
wonderful atmosphere, very nice calm mood. Very nice use of natural light and the capturing of the sun rays. Very nice compostion with good depth.

does ythe path swing back on itself or go on to the left,makes you want to go for a walk. Thank you once again David

Hi David,
The end of the road is captured by a ray. Beautiful composition with good colors. Regards,

Hello David
A very nice picture.Thanks for sharing. :-) bye bye

Beautiful...the sun coming though those huge trees is wonderful. Very peaceful place..TFS
Donna :o)

Strong strong strong.. and you know what Dave..?
Your lead-in right below is super. Good work in to every detail! Points will come and tfs (Good WS !!)
John T

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-08-22 7:03]

Hi David,
I like this excellent composition with the sun rays illuminating the fog and the positions of the trees before we enter that dark pathway. Very well done.

Hello David
splendide sous-bois couleurs trés naturelles et chaudes


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-08-22 15:50]

Hi David,
The rays of light are the strong point of this beautiful photo. I like also the natural aspect of the tree and their textures. Bravo! Annie

Hi Davit,
I love the pastel colors in your photos!

what a beautiful walk way, nice place to go and rest, peaceful, great to be alone and clean out the cobwebs

Hello David,

Beautiful visual here David
I like this picture, because she reminds me
a road here does always and we called
him of " Road of Alice ". reminds me a lot
beautiful composition. Very good taste!


Hi David, what a nice place you caught here with the ray of light! Great work at capturing this.

Lovely pathway leading our way through the pic.
Love all the colours here: greens, magentas and browns and yellows!

Must be such a nice place to take a walk!

Tfs, Yan :)

p.s. thx so much for your kind words on "Fleet Street Pumping Station".

ps: here is the smiley.

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  • ange Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 314 W: 4 N: 154] (1210)
  • [2006-08-27 15:46]

Hello David
Beautiful photo!I really like the colours in your photos,and the way you captured the "light" too,it gives a nice atmosphere.
Beautiful place.

Have a nice day

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  • Aliza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 97 W: 16 N: 52] (826)
  • [2006-09-25 7:14]

Hi David,
What a beautiful composition!
So nice view, great!
Thanks for sharing.

Every time I look at your images it makes me want to come back and visit Tas. Never been to this spot but it is now on my list when I next head down there. Lovely image and the mist through the trees adds a nice bit of character.

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