“Dombrovskis’ Tarn”, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia.
Nikon D800 + Zeiss 21mm
ISO100 • f/11 • 246 sec (ie. 4mins, 6secs) • 21mm
Following the epic adventure of the Wednesday Warriors, I should have had a rest.
Instead, two mornings later, I joined the “Hardcore Hikers” (my nickname – not theirs!) to get up at a ridiculously early hour and jump in the car at 3am for a dawn shoot up the mountain.
Surprisingly, I found it much easier-going in the dark. Perhaps because your whole world is reduced to a pool of light one step in front of your feet and you’re concentrating so hard on where to put your feet that your mind doesn’t register how far you’re going??
I think we were all a bit disappointed with the conditions… this was probably my best shot of the morning, as the sky remained a stubborn grey and we didn’t get any of the spectacular sunrise shots we’d hoped for. The squiggly lights are everyone’s head torches as they looked for a patch of Fagus to shoot at sunrise. And the reason my bit of Fagus is so bright is because I used my torch to “light paint” it!