Another day and another million-dollar view. I was up before sunrise and enjoyed my first coffee when a Spotted-Tail Quoll roamed my vicinity.
I have never seen these shy animals before. What a way start to the day, yay! I couldn’t ask for a better coffee guest that morning.
I started climbing the steep track again as the first light emerged over the horizon. Weather conditions were simply impeccable.
The fog lifted slowly from nearby forests, adding an unearthly feeling around Bald Rock.
I only brought Maverick alongside for a quick sunrise cruise. And what can I say?
Nothing really, the pictures speak for themselves again. I am amazed and excited about this drone. It is the tip of the iceberg for my photography passion.
The clarity and colour spectrum is incredibly well defined, even though the drone takes 21 photos and lays them together into one frame.
Any camera would take great photos on a day like today with this surround-view. If I was to be a rock-wallaby, this would be my early morning start to the day. Might as well watch the sunset here too.
I had no time to waste, the sun already shone a delightful angle on the environment.
Long shadows were cast over granite land. I moved Troopy from the camping spot back onto the picnic area.
I will be exploring these arches with my Olympus OM-D camera for a while.
Using a wide-angle lens gives me a perfect perspective on this fascinating landscape. It’s a fabulous lens. It’s only around 7 am and no one else bothered to get up early. That’s fine by me.
The cooler air along run-off creeks kept colours raw., revealing early signs of spring.
Some ancient man-made sculptures are still found along this track. I wonder what they resemble.
It felt a bit otherworldly walking along with tall timber.
Unmissable signs of the past.
It wasn’t long before the lushness gave way to a gigantic maze.
Enormous boulders toppled each other, created by erosion over the millennia.
This hiking track is well designed and informative. Well done NSWParksm.
Each maze entrance was accomplished by the guardians of this galaxy.
Tall and hardy eucalyptus trees stood root on granite together.
All different in sizes but combined with natural beauty.
They share this bond for a very long time.
Mother Nature had another fabulous surprise for me.
A spectacle in the sky.
Early morning fog clouds warmed and lifted.
The sun disintegrated them like icebergs.
While they were slowly disappearing, ever-changing cloud formations appeared.
A truly amazing addition to this bizarre landscape. Snowflakes appeared.
Maybe it’s a giant herd of sheep?
I can see many faces in this photo.
It made it even harder for me to aim for the frame.
Landscape photography doesn’t get more dramatic than this. I didn’t know where to look.
I couldn’t have asked for any better conditions like these. How lucky was I?
Maverick captured this spectacle from a distinct elevated angle.
Clouds surrounding Bald Rock on a clear, sunny day is a stunning sight.
From an aerial view over Bald Rock, rocks appear slightly diverse. Shadows display the statue’s shape, while the boulders blend in 2 dimensional.
A herd of elephants is on their way to the waterhole. But, how stable are they up here?
They look sturdy standing in front of them.
But appear a bit lenient from up here.
Imagine one of these rolling down the hill.
Tipping other rocks like a giant pool table. No thanks.
Water carved veins through the granite-like a beating heart.
Fine lines appear from a birds-eye view.
Gravitated liquid forces leave a trail of art, pencil-thin from up-high.
The darker the patch, the more water passed by.
Even ground and crevasses may accumulate water for some time.
This is what sustains flora and fauna up here in all forms and shapes.
It’s always best to leave on a ‘high’ and I have accomplished that in many different ways. The Granite Belt certainly is as fascinating as it is mysterious. It’s been a bald adventure.
One thought on “Sunrise over Bald Rock, Tenterfield, Northern New South Wales, Australia”
I went here many moons ago and l must say nothing much has changed so colourful with the suns changing height in the sky, a little more weathered from the rains but still a very tranquil peaceful beautiful rock to explore, the drone or Mavrick l should say sees what you just can’t reach on foot magnificent view in your photos Ben,,magical great story too,,