BRITTLE GUM AND SNOW

BRITTLE GUM, EUCALYPTUS MANNIFERA

This snowfall was so heavy I had to keep shaking it off my umbrella. Brittle gums are full of character and one of my favourite local trees. This fine specimen is close to my home. It’s maybe several hundred years old and has survived numerous snows, storms, droughts and fires.

Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Canon EOS 5D Mk II, 24-105mm lens at 99mm, 1/30, f/13, ISO 100, tripod 

by Ian Brown, New South Wales