Where the Wild Things Are by Mieke Boynton

The Hounslow Heath walk, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia.
Nikon D800 + Nikkor 24-70mm
ISO100 • f/11 • 6 sec • 32mm

Friday, April 26th was Competition Day and all the Fagus Bubblers headed off to our secret locations to get “that shot”… only to find that we pretty much all ended up in exactly the same place!! Given the conditions, I think everyone figured they’d at least get one shot of a colourful Fagus tree on the walk up to Hounslow Heath… plus there was moss, fungi, and lots of running water. I was loving every minute of the misty, mossy path…

…but after about an hour, my shots all started to look the same, and slowly, the persistent rain, slick, tree-rooted paths, muddy ankle-deep puddles and backpack-snatching branches put me in such a foul mood that I stomped all the way back down in an entirely foul mood!! I was more fortunate than Mel Brackstone though… she managed to pick up a few black wiggly friends on the way…

I’m just an Aussie girl who’s a bit mad about photography :)

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  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonalmost 2 years ago

    Please click on the image to view the larger format :)

  • rjcolby
    rjcolbyalmost 2 years ago

    Looks wonderful, a place of adventure. So different from where we live. More like dessert here. ;)

  • Yeah, most of the year it’s like desert here too, Dick… When the Wet arrives, everything turns green, but we never see anything like this! It was fantastic to be there :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teaguealmost 2 years ago

    I think you have to see the place to believe it. The greens are really amazing all you people who look at this image. Excellent capture of this beautiful place Mieke.

  • I agree, Elaine. It looks surreal, doesn’t it?
    Thank you for the lovely comment :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Robert Ball
    Robert Ballalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot!

  • Thank you, Robert!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 2 years ago

    Nice shot & processing Mieke,good to see Mel was kind enough to keep the leeches away from you..x

  • Thank you, Wazza! Yes, she was :) I heard that leech “bites” itch for about three weeks…. or was it three months?? UGH!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Donovan wilson
    Donovan wilsonalmost 2 years ago

    Only in Tasmania . Excellent image.

  • Thanks, Don!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • berndt2
    berndt2almost 2 years ago

    awesome colours and fantastic detail (definitely worth the larger view!)

  • Thanks, Bernd :) This kind of scene (along with waterfalls and fog) was what I had hoped to come away with… Tazzie didn’t disappoint!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • peter jackson
    peter jacksonalmost 2 years ago

    What a Beautiful place Mieke, a Bit like my secret garden love all the moss and the twisted tree branchers a great shot.

  • I loved that book :) :) :)
    Thank you, Peter!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • ElRobbo
    ElRobboalmost 2 years ago

    Love the title – oh, and the image is lovely, too!
    ; )

  • Thank you, Rob!! (Glad you added the last bit!! Lol!)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Malcolm Heberle
    Malcolm Heberlealmost 2 years ago

    Simply beautiful

  • Thank you, Malcolm!

    – Mieke Boynton

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