Glasshouse Mountains from Maleny

While on the way back from Gympie on Friday arvo, I stopped off at Maleny for a bit to eat and to take in the view.

View all photos taken: Friday, 5th June 2009, This photo: 4:01pm

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  • Xenedis said:
    What were you doing at Gympie? Shouldn't you have been at work? :-)
  • SkattyKat said:
    beautiful & crisp !
  • David de Groot said:
    I was working - we have a field office up there.
    Thanks Kat :) 'twas nice to see them from the other side.
  • Jack High said:
    Lovely rich contrasting colours.
  • looby88 said:
    oooh a nice bit of landscape..... after studying this for awhile, why are they called Glass house mountains ?
    lovely clouds David
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jack :)
    Because... when Captain Cook saw them from the sea, he thought they looked like glasshouses (obviously been at see for too long).
  • [ Kane ] said:
    I thought this might have been the 1st frame of the time lapse... which I'm excited to see ;p
  • David de Groot said:
    Nah, although I did consider a timelapse incorporating a sunset, I figured that'd get me home pretty darn late, so didn't do so.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    I was working on one the other day.... but........ it's not that great, not enough clouds.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah you have to have all the pieces fall into place. :)
  • looby88 said:
    ..... too much rum obviously, but ta for that !!
    perhaps he was missing his greenhouse, a place where many a man escapes to, especially when the wife has a little job for him to do about the house !!
  • jaclyn_teh2000 said:
    Nice view.. friend..
  • Adam Randell said:
    Nice shot David. Nice little detour on the way home hey...
    Love that lush green foreground.
  • Out_and_About said:
    Very nice.
    I'd love to move out this way and live on acreage.
    The clouds and blue sky are stunning.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah obviously ;-)
    Thanks :)
    It was better than going anywhere near the Bruce Hwy on the afternoon before a long weekend, that's for sure ;-)
    It's beautiful country out there :)
  • Mitch Lahey said:
    Beautiful Landscape. Sky has such a nice blue tone to it, also the grass has a true green tone as well
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) On a bit of a blue theme at the moment if you see my recent posts. Quite unintentional though.
  • DaizyB said:
    Fabulous colors and light!
  • CAUT said:
    What a wonderful view David! Excellent exposure and colours.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    It's not a bad spot eh ? Maleny is a pretty area, but I daresay it'd be fairly cold up there right now ;-)
  • stephenk1977 said:
    The light in this photo is excellent, I love the colour saturation of the grass.
  • David de Groot said:
    Nice high rainfall area, coupled with dairy farms gives excellent grass like this ;-)
  • -Bennie- said:
    looks like a stock photo mate! lovely capture !! congrats! amazing view!
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe indeed (and may very well get used as one). Long time no-see!
  • -Bennie- said:
    David de Groot long time no see indeed mate... i've been taking a 'general break' (actually mid-life-crisis) :-) .... slowly getting back into things now though! more photos to come!
    good luck with the stock photo listing! hehheheheh! :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah well good to hear you're getting back into things then :)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    pretty cool view
    the sky is a wonderful blue
  • David de Groot said:
    That's typical winter in Queensland (unlike yesterday and today which are raining).
  • Thea M said:
    Terrific shot, David. I thought that the Glasshouse Mountains were so named because, from the sea, they looked like the chimney stacks on the glass making factories (Glasshouses) back in Yorkshire. I still think some rum was involved.
  • David de Groot said:
    That's possible Thea, it's been many years since I was taught about Captn Cook.