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Copyright: David Gumprich (Refugee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3317 W: 415 N: 7009] (25554)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-22
Categories: Nature
Camera: Olympus C-760 UZ
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Themes, Friday theme 2008/10/24 Dream, Dreamy, Dreaming [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-23 0:35
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Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For an Indigenous Australian the expression 'Dreamtime' is most often used to refer to the 'time before time', or 'the time of the creation of all things', while 'Dreaming' is often used to refer to an individual's or group's set of beliefs or spirituality.

Indigenous Australia

The photo shows the type of countryside that a Tasmanian full blood Aborigine may have once lived in.

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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ~ C.S. Lewis

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Hi David
Wonderful capture and details
Very well presented
Good note
Take care

Hi David,
Special photo for the Friday Theme, good POV of the tree and the forest.
It's interesting to see the outer layers of the trunk. Useful note about native Australians. Great presentation of 'Dream'.
Best regards,

Hi David,
Interesting take on the theme, your note explains things perfectly.
It amazes me how the eucalyptus can survive when they shed all their bark each year.
Your pic shows us the phenomenon well.
I hope you're feeling a lot better.

Hi David

Interesting image for the theme, but your note explains this well!
Nicely presented


Hello David,

'Dreamtime' has lovely connitations!I like the idea of adreamlike state, before the world took on its present form.

Your lovely, sharp image portrays a feeling of wildness, away from modern times.
I like the composition where the focus is on the heart of the tree.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)
Good to have you back, my friend.

Hi David:)
First of all I am sure you will find strengths to recover I am sure you are strong man who knows to fight with illness (I would love to give you my extra weight...freely and very gladly ;))

Now picture: I like your idea and title,you show to us one world which need to be discovered (In my imagination look like totally unknown area )..Very clear,and sharp with good light and colors...and it look like perfect place for dreaming :))

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ~ C.S. Lewis - I love that :))

Be well and take at easy with TL...we are here waiting for your recover very patiently :))

Warm regards and thank you for your critique ,I really appreciated it

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-10-23 2:44]

Some of these gums trees are always losing their bark - quite interesting to see how it just peels off the trunk like this Dave.
Interesting website to read too.
Dreamtime - time before time - thanks for explaining it

Excellent shot of this tree, beautiful colors! Excellent contribution.
Best wishes,

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2008-10-23 2:48]

A very striking photo David..seeing that bark falling from the tree trunk..in the bush that the Aborigine may have lived in... interesting to read your link to.

Nice sharp photo, and natural colours.

Thanks David, and hope your progressing well with your health.
Kind regards

bom dia David
Very beautiful note (I read first and I take attention to photo after)and when i look your photo all was clear. Your dream time is very beautiful and poetic. Thanks.
Be well and Have a nice day.
My regards

good composition.
good lighting and colors.
the tree really looks old and ready to retire.
well done.

Hi David,

Yes, that I knew "Dreamtime" - it is terrible to say but I probably did hear it in the film Crocodile Dundee ^-^.

This looks like the perfect setting for a daydream as well - make your circle and think about life.

A lovely place to share.



Ciao David

I am happy in knowing that you this good of health!
Beautiful look of this tree.
I like your peel falling, until it seems that it was
scratched and frayed of your trunk.
Great presentation!


hello david, very nice details and textures in this, colors good too, looks like good light for this type of shot,

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-10-23 13:52]

I was very very impressed by the book about Aboriginals from the late Bruce Chatwin:""the songlines"".
A good reminder this picture and note David.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-10-23 16:23]

Superb detail and very natural colors. A great idea for this weeks theme. TFS

Hello David,

Interesting title and image. I'm thinking that that is a eucalyptus tree, which we have an over abundance of here in California.

Anyway, I like the way the bark is stripping away from the tree and the contrasts in texture that that creates in the image. Interesting how nature has a way of cycling itself. Nice nature shot.


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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-10-23 21:58]

Hi David,
Good sharp image and well composed. Perfect DoF and a very interesting interpretation of the current theme, as well as a lesson in cultural differences.
Thanks for sharing and for the education.

hello David,

i would not know the connection if not for your note.. very informative.. and i like beautiful tree shot.. is this true what Pete said the tree is eucalyptus? must be smell very good from a mile.. of all the rubbing oils i only like that one.. nice shot of the tree too..

tc, terry

Hi David,
The stripped bark must have lots of symbolism and dreamlike representation for you David. Hang in there David. About 20 lbs is about the same weight that I lost during my bout with TB but I have gained it all back. I am confident your strenghth will also be back in no time with plenty of rest and nutritious food. My best regards. Danilo

Hi David,

Great capture with brilliant details colours nice and sharp. Well done and tfs.


without reading the note, I wouldnt have thought much about the image...the note puts everything in perspective.
Great pic!
Also illustrates the point about the importance of adding a note which a sizeable chunk of TLensers still refuse to do.

Hello David, good to see you here once again.
Is this a eucalyptus?
Whatever it is, it makes a good picture with its peeling bark, I've never seen this phenomena before.
Sharp details.
I like the quote, well worth remembering.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hello David, hope you are doing better. I like this shot, well framed & interesting trees with the bark nearly stripped away. :} Don

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-10-25 9:09]

Hello David,
Intense capture, very sharp and strong.
I explain the term «intense»: there was a great portuguese writer that, when very sick, wrote about the intense and long life of the trees, something that I will try to translate: «...if was not the habit, the simple vision of one tree would kill me». His name is Raul Brandão.
For some reason your photo remind me him, hope you forgive me.
Have a great we my friend, mb

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2008-10-26 17:31]

Dear friend David
When I see the striptease of trees I imagine the indigenous using the long fibres of bark to weave some kind of skirts for themselves.
Thanks for this raw piece of Tasmania, so pleasingly cropped.
Have a g'day.

This pic does have a dreamy quality David...HDR?? possibly?? I just got home after 4 days and saw this! Hope you are well, love the quality here, very different notes, very UNIQUE posting!

It's also a time that cannot be expressed in linear terms. Entering dream time is like entering a different universe that nevertheless is intrinsically connected to our everyday world. The connection between the eucalyptus tree and the aborigines spirit world is implied (didgeroos are made from hollow eucalyptus)

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2008-11-12 4:38]

hi David
nice shot with great focus and composition.
thanks for your nice comment on
"red carpet".
best regards.

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