Dry Watercourse. by Bette Devine


Small (23.2" x 15.4")

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River red gums (as their name suggests) favour sites along watercourses. Even when these are dry, their long roots can go far down into the earth to reach moisture.
Photographed in Central Victoria, Australia.
Three images tone-mapped in Photomatix Pro.
Pentax K7, Sigma 10-20mm lens @ 12mm.
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Many years ago I painted. Then I realised that I did better at photography than painting – and that has been my medium of expression ever since.

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    superbly captured Bette,love the red bark happening.

  • Thanks Julie. I love the red bark patterns, too!

    – Bette Devine

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 1 year ago

    Just love those aussie tree bark colours. This one looks like it’s having a lie down. Nice one Bette.

  • Thanks for your appreciative comment, Michael!

    – Bette Devine

  • Leslie-Ann
    Leslie-Annover 1 year ago

    Love this shot Bette of these beautiful beasts, the colour is magic – Leslie

  • Thanks very much for those lovely comments, Leslie-Ann.

    – Bette Devine

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago


  • Thank you, fausel!

    – Bette Devine

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Amazing capture, Bette! Love the detail and POV!

  • Thank you Lynn – does it warm you a bit? :)

    – Bette Devine

  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhotoover 1 year ago

    Bette, Beautiful composition.

  • Many thanks, Bob.

    – Bette Devine

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 1 year ago

    Amazingly beautiful image

  • Thanks for your lovely comment, Martina.

    – Bette Devine

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoover 1 year ago

    Very interesting shot Bette! Great colour too

  • I’m glad that you like it, Felix – and thank you.

    – Bette Devine

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    Trees made to survive in a sunburnt country. :) The red and yellow gashes are really dramatic, and I love the rugged shapes.

  • Yes, they are tough old trees, but in many areas 12 drought years, falling water tables, soil salting and die-back overcome many of them. I’m glad that you like them.

    – Bette Devine

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 1 year ago

    Great shapes and colours

  • Many thanks, Hans.

    – Bette Devine

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