A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Friday 28 November 2008

Glass Houses

Two of the Glasshouse Mountains looming small over a pineapple farm.

The Glass House Mountains were named by James Cook as he sailed north up the coast in 1770. They were so called as the shape of the mountains reminded him of the huge glass furnaces (glasshouses) back in his native Yorkshire.

When one lives in a country as flat as ours, one takes liberties with naming terrain, Mt Coonowrin or Crookneck (the one on the right) is a towering 377 metres above sea level.

Glass House


Kris McCracken said...

Fresh pineapple, there is little better!

Kitty said...

wonderful photo.
I love how much grass you're showing in comparison to sky, and how much detail there is.


Frankie / Nick said...

Excellent composition with the pineapple greenery in the front creating an interesting contrast.
Super job.

Jane Hards Photography said...

I do like a ground shot, it's such a dramatic effect.

Gerald (SK14) said...

Perceptive fellow was our James.

I had to wonder when I first viewed the picture whether they were mountains in the distance or buidings somewhat nearer.

MmeBenaut said...

Fantastic perspective. Your photography is getting better and better.
I love the glass house mountains.

Z said...

Interesting note about the glass furnaces. Your commentary made me smile. My village, Villigen is at 357 m above sea level and we're one of the lowest points in CH!

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