The Northern New South Wales hinterland is just as breathtaking as the surrounding beaches.
Multiple National Parks combine a large protected area all the way up to south-east Queensland.
Remnants of the Antarctic circle still grow in these ancient forests. I would imagine, this is what Antarctica looked like at Gondwana times.
Many parks are listed as world heritage locations.
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.
The bone-dry landscape didn’t take much to ignite. A realistic, yet the sad circle of life in oversized proportions.
Photographically, mist and fog appear similar on the image.
These elevated highlands are fog magnets. Often covering whole valleys in mist.
Shallow waters in any form create fog pockets.
Fog is a visible aerosol consisting of tiny waters droplets suspended in the air at or near the Earth’s surface.
Fog can be considered a type of low-lying cloud.
Fog is heavily influenced by nearby bodies of water, topographic and wind conditions.
If the air temperature drops below the water temperature, the water appears as steaming.
These form clouds over the valley and surrounding high plateaus.
The moist air collects nicely on spiderwebs, which stimulate my artistic views. Usually, invisible thin threads highlight this frame nicely.
The denser the forest, the thicker the fog it appears. Low clouds glide through dense forests, pockets of clear sky may appear.
As if these paperbarks aren’t mysterious already.
Incorporate a dash of fog to the footage and one may consider not to venture there.
This scenario alone is amazing at first light.
Add a slow-rising sun to the scene and you get a truly misty feeling.
It’s a favourable occasion to choose different camera settings.
Fog and sunlight are captured in different aspects.
Or so it appears. Finishing work early mornings, sometimes before sunrise, gave me an abundance of opportunity to witness and capture this ghostly outline.
It is just one of nature’s splendours that captivates me. Admittedly, I never liked the fog as a kid. It fascinates me now.
Usually, clear views are replaced and covered in fog.
One just never knows, Who or what could be lurking in the bushes. This is a marvellous stage for a horror movie. Spooky.
The panorama changes with the intensity of sun rays.
It adds more light and colour.
Light creates shadows. It looks even more dramatic.
Rays cutting through the cloud covered objects giving it a glorious impression.
And dogs appear.
Happy dogs, happy days.
Dramatic cloud formation leave room for the imaginative.
I can make out a few imaginary objects from this cloud. Will it swallow those two trees?
Or even burn them? It seems that way.
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.
But who could resist this spirited scenario? These two appeared harmless after all.
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Beautiful Photos Ben 😉