If asked where you thought this place to be, I doubt whether too many people would plump for the UK. But that is just where it is, in the Highlands of Scotland, near Sutherland, a mountain known as Ben Assynt.
Which side is the open sea, and which is the inlet bay? It’s quite easy to tell. Palm Beach, the northernmost of the Northern Beaches in Sydney, Australia.
“Face the sun,” I was told by a photographer who was also snapping away. He was right.
It’s the variety of colours that really attracts me, there is even some blue in the leaves at the top.
This dragon breathes only water.
And more of those scarlet maple leaves.
The first of a series of autumnal hues, snapped yesterday.
And here is another, more later
If you want to know why the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia (not far from Sydney) are called the blue mountains just look at the photo above.
Apparently small particles, from the eucalyptus oil that rises in the air from all those millions of eucalyptus trees, break up the sunlight and leave us with the blue end of the spectrum.
Just a few hours drive west of Sydney, Australia in the Blue Mountains are the famous Three Sisters, outcrops of sandstone rock which for some reason have become a focal point for tourists to the area.
Dee Why Beach is one of the Northern Beaches in Sydney, Australia. The colours range from the sandy beach to the deep blue sea, to the pale blue skies. One could sit watching the waves break all day long.
Tea fields, a bamboo grove, pine forests shrouding sharp mountainsides, and clear spring water that has just emerged from the rocks; it can only be rural Japan, and it is only about 15 minutes by car from a major city.
Most major cities around the globe lack one thing: a beach. Sydney has loads of them. One is Curl Curl beach which can throw up a mighty spray when the waves crash in.
Away from it all, in the wilderness of Alaska is North America’s highest peak, the imposing Mt McKinley.
You could almost turn this picture upside down and get the same result, the reflection is do perfect: Riffelsee, Switzerland. And yes, that is the Matterhorn.
It’s a pink beach! And it’s deserted. What a place to spend a few relaxing hours doing absolutely nothing: Kauri Cliffs, New Zealand.