One of the benefits of doing night shift in winter time is getting home sometime past 7am after a cold night at work and being greeted by this wonderful sight.
The scattered eucalyptus in farm paddocks appearing out of the mist.
I have had this image on my computer for quite some time and I liked it (sort of) but the frame of mind never quite took me to do anything with it til now.
It didnt quite do it for me, so I decided to b&w it today. So I did the b&w thing, then cropped the top of it and then thought… “hey I like that crop, I wonder what it looks like in colour?”
So I went back to the colour and gave it the same crop and here it is.

NW Tasmania
June 2008

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
337mm equivalent (56mm)
1/1300th of a second

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Featured in Mornings & Evenings, Sunbeams & Storms
Featured as Redbubble Homepage image 23rd April 2009
Featured in Top Shelf, Wildlife& Nature Art group 6th September 2009
featured in The Compact Group 19th January 2010
featured in The Silky Touch group 9th May 2010
featured in Atmospheric Land & Seascapes group 14th August 2010

Top Ten in Morning & Evenings Sunbeams & Silhouettes Challenge 20th December 2009
Equal First in the Top Ten in The Compact Group – Image of the Week 2009 Challenge 18th January 2010
Top Ten in the All That is Nature – Forest for the Trees Challenge
23rd February 2011

Compact Group Image of the Week 8th December 2009


  • JimFilmer
    JimFilmeralmost 6 years ago

    cracker shot Garth… truly excellent

  • Thank you Jim

    – Garth Smith

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanalmost 6 years ago

    fantastico Garth, fav for sure.

  • Thank you JennyDean

    – Garth Smith

  • SDJ1
    SDJ1almost 6 years ago

    wonderfull shot!!

  • Thank you Steven.

    – Garth Smith

  • AnnieD
    AnnieDalmost 6 years ago

    What a beauty! Great image!

  • Thank you AnnieD

    – Garth Smith

  • David Murphy
    David Murphyalmost 6 years ago

    You should go straight to sleep and leave the trees and the computer alone, and give a miniature rose to Karen, so that she feels good going to work to support your dastardly photographic habit!!!
    ……other than that……NICE shot Garth!!

  • LOL, yes, I forgot it didnt I. I did tell her about it though.Thank you Murph.

    – Garth Smith

  • bevanimage
    bevanimagealmost 6 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant, Garth – love those misty sunbeams!

  • Thank you Bevanimage

    – Garth Smith

  • PatriciaLM
    PatriciaLMalmost 6 years ago

    brilliant shot!!!

  • Thank you Patricia

    – Garth Smith

  • Qba from Poland
    Qba from Polandalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful light.

  • Thank you Qba

    – Garth Smith

  • Raquel O'Neill
    Raquel O'Neillalmost 6 years ago

    This is stunning Garth!

  • Thank you Raquel again

    – Garth Smith

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrarialmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture! (Good to see that nothing happened to the image in between time i.e. no corrupt files!) This is haunting Australian! Wonderful photography!

  • Thank you Vicki.

    – Garth Smith

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