This picture was taken November 15th, just yesterday, and it is from Mount Olympus, the mountain of the ancient Greek Gods. It is the highest mountain in Greece, 2918m, and this time of the year it is magical with all these yellow and brown leaves, the mist, and the great landscape. This picture shows a turn of the road that comes from the small town of Litochoro and goes to the location "Prionia" where the road ends and then starts the footpath to the high peaks of Olympus.
a deeper blue, and nights that become suddenly clear and
chilled. The season comes full with the first frost, the
disappearance of migrant birds, and the harvesting of
the season's last crops."
- Glenn Wolff and Jerry Dennis
This photo was taken in Newmiller Dam country park near Wakefield, West Yorkshire (UK). I've known this place from childhood having gone on walks here with my parents. Now I take my children there and each time we go there we come across something new. This particular place planted with uniform trees is a very atmospheric place and it is rumoured witches gather here on a night. The remains of camp fires can be found and it does make you wonder who lurks in these woods.
Haagse Bos (forest) was the launching place for the German V1 and V2 rockets in World War II. In 1945 the allies tried to destroy the V2's with a big bombardment (without informing the Dutch authorities), yet the RAF retards held the map upside down which resulted in the bombing of the Bezuidenhout area. 550 people got killed and thousands of people were made homeless right before the liberation... The Germans however were not impressed and continued terrorizing the UK with V2 rockets. None of the RAF officers ever talked about (or took responsibility for) the mistakes they made and the drama they caused.
June 2005, Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania
A few years ago when this photo was taken, I worked as an archaeologist at the Allegheny National Forest of western Pennsylvania. This photo was taken of a clearing in the woods that was associated with a historic oil well operation. It shows that even industrial sites can be eventually reclaimed by the hand of Mother Nature.
This photo was taken in Redwood National Park near Klamath, CA.
I found this pile of driftwood at the base of the Hidden Beach trail, where the trail spills out of the forest and onto a large secluded beach. Here is a link with more information about this wonderful coastal forest: www.nps.gov/redw/
Panorama from 9 shots. Taken from hands.
South of West Siberia.
This photo was taken at south of West Siberia nearly Tyumen city, Russia. Tme 2008:10:24 11:18:17.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Focal Length: 24 mm
ISO Speed: 200
This is panorama from 9 shots (3x3 matrix stitched).
Graded in Lightroom, stitched in Photoshop.
Wenlock Downs, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India.
(8 kms from Ooty)
Wenlock Downs is a fascinating 20,000 acres of extensive grass lands with miles and miles of Eucalyptus forests. The vast intersecting green lands is a treat for the eyes. Dont miss this place when you are there in Ooty next time!!
The forest is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO world heritage site. Refer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nilgiri_Biosphere_Reserve for details.