The Blue Mountains

Michael John

Oatley, Australia

Artist's Description

A magnificent vista across the Jamison Valley in the world famous and listed World Heritage Site, Blue Mountains. This image was captured from near Wentworth Falls.

The name Blue Mountains is derived from the blue tinge the range takes on, when viewed from a distance. The tinge is believed to be caused by mie scattering which occurs when incoming ultraviolet radiation is scattered by particles within the atmosphere creating a blue-greyish colour to any distant objects, including mountains and clouds. Volatile terpenoids emitted in large quantities by the abundant eucalyptus trees in the Blue Mountains may cause mie scattering and thus the blue haze for which the mountains were named.

Blue Mountains National Park near Wentworth Falls, NSW, Australia.

Canon G12, HDR.

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