The Colour of Snow by Geoff  Coleman - Landscapes


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More from the archives. Taken on the same magic trip to the Snowy Mountains as the Dance to the End of Time series.

This shot was taken at Dead Horse Gap in the upper reaches of the Thredbo River at the top of the Kosciusko Mountain Range. This place is aptly named – man it was cold.

It is a beautiful but treacherous pass with weather so quickly changeable that on occasion the wild horses that roam the area get trapped in a snowstorm and freeze.

In full sunlight the colours of these gums are amazing with an almost translucent light blue sheen and deep-red to orange bark stripping off them.

Canon 30D
Tv: 10 secs
Av: f/22
ISO: 200


water, snow, moss, creek, mountains, alpine, snow gum, snowy mountains national park, thredbo river, dead horse gap


  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderfully, colourful scene. Very beautiful, Geoff. Well done.

  • Thanks Elana – so glad you like it.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Travis Easton
    Travis Eastonalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely spot dead horse gap I’ve started a few nice trips from this spot. This would go great in the Alpine Australia group mate.

  • Thanks Travis – will do.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenalmost 5 years ago

    Geoff this is a superb image….

  • Thanks heaps John.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskialmost 5 years ago

    Yeah! great viewing Geoff! very nice, lovely capture!!

  • Ta muchly.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Julian Escardo
    Julian Escardoalmost 5 years ago

    Incredible details and blue tones…… scene that seems suspended in time – I love the detail of the tree in the foreground to anchor the piece. Gorgeous Geoff!

  • Thanks for your as-ever lovely comment Julian – it is yet another magic place I’ve had the privilege to spend time in.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Martin Muir
    Martin Muiralmost 5 years ago

    amazing pic,the colours of the tree are remakable like something from another world.great pic.

  • Thanks Martin – they are truly amazing trees.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Erika Gouws
    Erika Gouwsalmost 5 years ago

    Love it! The tones and detail are wonderful.

  • Thanks Erica – very much appreciate your comment.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful framing of the photo via the tree. And of course Im looking at that tree bark with its great color and seeing missed abstracts!!! LOL

  • But of course you would lol – but they’re not missed, just not centre stage lol!! Thanks my friend – glad you like it.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • RichardIsik
    RichardIsikalmost 5 years ago

    Great POV, nice tones, Geoff

  • Ta muchly.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...almost 5 years ago

    Incredibly beautiful image, that gum sets it off for me, the colours are amazing !

  • Thanks sweetie – the gums are just so beautiful up there.

    – Geoff Coleman - Landscapes

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