[10 images, part 1] – I’ve had an image or two in my head for several years now. Time, conditions and opportunity finally aligned, so I headed for the mountain. The weather was crap. Light drizzly rain, low cloud cover, the kind where you really don’t want to leave the warmth of you house, but for me, it was perfect for finally getting the photos I’d been dreaming of.
Driving in thick cloud, my first stop was Shoobridge Bend below The Springs on kunanyi / Mt Wellington for a mono shot.
While I was there some cars passed, so I switched the Olympus into LiveComp mode to chase some lights for something a little different.
Driving on past The Springs, the fog thickened further. Would it be too thick for what I had planned? This day I had no reason to rush, so continued on hopeful.
I parked and carefully walked the shortest (and steepest) route to my goal, beneath kunanyi’s magnificent dolerite cliffs known as “The Organ Pipes”.
I easily spent a few hours here, soaking in this absolutely magnificent place. As the mist cleared, thickened, hid completely and danced over the towering cliffs while listening to little birds chirp and flit about in the bushes, I watched and waited, enjoying every changing second, even the almost complete white-out I found myself in for some time.
As the mist rolled in, I focused on the closer details. The Tasmanian Waratah here grow differently than that near Thark Ridge, being more protected from the harsher inclement westerly weather and hot afternoon sun, they enjoy a relatively more stable micro-climate.
For a while, I couldn’t see the dolerite columns below.
Keep an eye out for the next post or two to see what else was revealed during this afternoon of misty magic.