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When Dorothea Mackeller wrote the infamous poem My Country, she wrote about the colours of the Australian landscape. She captured the colours of Australia on paper perfectly. For example: “jewel sea”; “sapphire-misted mountains”; “brown streams”; “grey-blue distance”; and “land of rainbow gold”. I have always thought of this poem as being quintessentially true-blue Aussie.
Unless you have actually witnessed some of our Australian landscapes in person, particularly in the remote outback areas, tropical far north and sprawling coastline, you may not believe that the photographs have not been photoshopped to enhance the colours. I can state categorically this collection of Australian landscapes have not been colour enhanced. These vivid and brilliant colours are what the eye sees in this vast brown land of ours.
Aren’t the colours of Australia extraordinary? Where else in the world have you travelled where the colours of the landscapes have blown your mind?
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Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Jo ~ Lifestyle FiftyNovember 1, 2016
Wow this is a wonderful post Kathy! It must have taken you forever to select the photos and put it all together. You’re right about Australia’s incredible diversity of colour. We are for sure not just a sunburnt country with a few tropical bits and lots of beach. It’s been gratifying this morning to sit and relish the colours of this amazing country – some of the places I’ve been to and recognised instantly, before I read your captions, others were new to me, and I just want to hop in the car and get to them! I love what you’ve done here :) It’s sort of a blogging anthem to Australia :)
KathyNovember 1, 2016
Aren’t the colours of Australia magnificent? I loved putting this post together but it did involve going through thousands of photos! I think quite a few of the photos were from the West where the colours do seem to be more vibrant. I think people who haven’t travelled much in Australia will be blown away by the colour and vibrancy of our landscapes. :)
leannelcNovember 2, 2016
I was singing “I love a sunburnt country” in my head as I was scrolling through Kathy. There were some amazing colours and such a fantastic montage of Australia and it’s beauty – makes me proud to be an Aussie!
KathyNovember 3, 2016
I remember reciting this wonderful poem at primary school and I loved it then and even more so now that I have travelled right around our big brown country. There are some incredible colours in our landscapes and I hope I have brought them to life. :)
NancieNovember 3, 2016
Beautiful photos, Kathy. I can attest to the brilliant colors in Australias. Although I was there many years ago, I do have vivid memories of the colors in the Outback. Stanley Chasm comes to mind and Ayers Rock. Thanks for linking up this week. #TPThursday
KathyNovember 3, 2016
Believe it or not I haven’t travelled to Ayers Rock or Stanley Chasm as yet. But it is on the bucket list. The colours are brilliant! :)
RuthNovember 4, 2016
I love colors. And you know what I like more? Finding colors in nature. This collection of photos do show the best of Australia and show how surprising nature can be. It gives me a desire to go to explore and try to find those colors in my own backyard. #TPThursday
KathyNovember 4, 2016
Yes I love the colours of differing landscapes. Even the sea changes colour each time you photograph it depending on the light and the depth of the sea. I love all the colour blues that you find. I’m sure there are lots of colours in your country to capture. :)
KreeteNovember 6, 2016
WOW, you certainly have been to some amazing places in this beautiful country. Loving the fact that the colours aren’t enhanced! The only thing that I would say though is that it would be nice to see the horizons horizontal on some of the shots with beaches on. Maybe it’s just me, but it looks even more professional with that little tweak! Thanks for sharing! I wish I could go and experience all these places you have been!
KathyNovember 6, 2016
Thanks Kreete. Australia is an amazing country brimming with brilliant colourful landscapes. Thanks for dropping by. :)
Rhonda AlbomNovember 8, 2016
I have seen most of those colors in Australia. And, of those that I haven’t seen, I should by the end of my trip.
KathyNovember 8, 2016
Fabulous Rhonda! I’m so glad you are witnessing the splendour of Australia through your own eyes. Enjoy! :)
Jim ~ ReflectionsEnrouteNovember 13, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous photography! I would love to see those surfing dolphins! #wkendtravelinspiration
KathyNovember 13, 2016
Thank you. We sat and watched those surfing dolphins at Kalbarri for ages. It was such a unique experience. :)