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.