Misty mountains, Northern New South Wales, Australia

 

Stunning scenery not far from the coastline @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Stunning scenery not far from the coastline @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The Northern New South Wales hinterland is just as breathtaking as the surrounding beaches. 

Farmland and National Parks @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Farmland and National Parks @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Multiple National Parks combine a large protected area all the way up to south-east Queensland.

Gondwana @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Gondwana @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Remnants of the Antarctic circle still grow in these ancient forests. I would imagine, this is what Antarctica looked like at Gondwana times.

World Heritage listings @Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

World Heritage listings @Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Many parks are listed as world heritage locations.

Up in smoke @ Ulmarra, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Up in smoke @ Ulmarra, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Unfortunately, large regions of these forests have fallen victim to recent bushfires. Gigantic, blazing walls of fire created mega smoke conditions over dry and dusty land.

Dry, dusty and smoky @ Ulmarra, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Dry, dusty and smoky @ Ulmarra, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The bone-dry landscape didn’t take much to ignite. A realistic, yet the sad circle of life in oversized proportions.

Photographic similarities @ Ulmarra, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Photographic similarities @ Ulmarra, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Photographically, mist and fog appear similar on the image.

Foggy valleys @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Foggy valleys @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

These elevated highlands are fog magnets. Often covering whole valleys in mist.

Foggy sunrise @ Ulmarra, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Foggy sunrise @ Ulmarra, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Shallow waters in any form create fog pockets.

Visible aerosol @ Ulmarra, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Visible aerosol @ Ulmarra, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Fog is a visible aerosol consisting of tiny waters droplets suspended in the air at or near the Earth’s surface.

Low lying clouds @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Low lying clouds @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Fog can be considered a type of low-lying cloud.

Heavy fog @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Heavy fog @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Fog is heavily influenced by nearby bodies of water, topographic and wind conditions.

Steaming waters @ Ulmarra, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Steaming waters @ Ulmarra, Northern New South Wales, Australia

 If the air temperature drops below the water temperature, the water appears as steaming.

Magical sunrise @ Ulmarra, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Magical sunrise @ Ulmarra, Northern New South Wales, Australia

These form clouds over the valley and surrounding high plateaus.

Visible spider art @ Ulmarra, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Visible spider art @ Ulmarra, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The moist air collects nicely on spiderwebs, which stimulate my artistic views. Usually, invisible thin threads highlight this frame nicely.

Dense forest in dense fog @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Dense forest in dense fog @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The denser the forest, the thicker the fog it appears. Low clouds glide through dense forests, pockets of clear sky may appear.

Mist-erious @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Mist-erious @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

As if these paperbarks aren’t mysterious already.

Spooky scene @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Spooky scene @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Incorporate a dash of fog to the footage and one may consider not to venture there.

First rays @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

First rays @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

This scenario alone is amazing at first light.

Misty feeling @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Misty feeling @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Add a slow-rising sun to the scene and you get a truly misty feeling.

Various camera settings @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Various camera settings @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It’s a favourable occasion to choose different camera settings.

Visible rays @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Visible rays @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Fog and sunlight are captured in different aspects.

Sunrise finish @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sunrise finish @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Or so it appears. Finishing work early mornings, sometimes before sunrise, gave me an abundance of opportunity to witness and capture this ghostly outline.

Captivating @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Captivating @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It is just one of nature’s splendours that captivates me. Admittedly, I never liked the fog as a kid. It fascinates me now.

Clear view @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Clear view @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Usually, clear views are replaced and covered in fog.

Ghostly @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Ghostly @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

One just never knows, Who or what could be lurking in the bushes. This is a marvellous stage for a horror movie. Spooky.

Change of perspective @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Change of perspective @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The panorama changes with the intensity of sun rays.

More light, more colour @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

More light, more colour @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It adds more light and colour.

Dramatic shadows @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Dramatic shadows @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Light creates shadows. It looks even more dramatic.

Glorious @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Glorious @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Rays cutting through the cloud covered objects giving it a glorious impression.

Dogs run free @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Dogs run free @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

And dogs appear.

Happy dogs @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Happy dogs @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Happy dogs, happy days.

Dramatic cloud cover over a misty valley @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Dramatic cloud cover over a misty valley @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Dramatic cloud formation leave room for the imaginative.

Vacuum @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Vacuum @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I can make out a few imaginary objects from this cloud. Will it swallow those two trees?

Flaming @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Flaming @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Or even burn them? It seems that way.

Past bedtime @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Past bedtime @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Eventually, the warmth of the sun equalled air and water temperature, burning the fog to clear view. By this time, I should have been in bed already.

Not so spooky after all @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Not so spooky after all @ Lismore area, Northern New South Wales, Australia

But who could resist this spirited scenario? These two appeared harmless after all. 

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