25 June 2015

Cold mornings


I went out early in the morning (OK, so it was actually night time - 4:30 am and the sun not due to rise until after 7 am) hoping to take photos of trees and street lights at the Penrith entry to the M4 motorway. The forecast had been for morning fog but when I got to Penrith there was none.
So I drove home and did a bit of a detour because there was fog in the Blacktown area, but nothing grabbed my attention. I was finally on my way home when I noticed that the lights had been left on at the stadium (accidentally, I assumed) and they were lighting up some trees in the adjacent park. I love the feel of these side-lit trees wrapped in mysterious fog.
Trees in night fog, Rooty Hill


There's a stand of trees at Marulan (about 140 km from home on the way to Goulburn) that I would love to photograph in fog lit up by the morning sun. I saw it once fleetingly as I was driving to visit family in Adelaide. I regularly return to this place when the weather bureau forecasts fog for the Goulburn area. When I got there this time there was fog (great!) but it had all dissipated by the time the sun had risen over the hills.
It was a cold and frosty morning (-2 °C) and I noticed that plants and fence lines had a coating of frost. While I waited for the sun to rise I took some photos. I have no idea what this plant is, but I think it's stunning the way the delicate branches are encased in frost and back lit by the rising sun. The ice drops on the spider web lines are an added bonus.
Frost rimed - light, Marulan

You can find these and other photos in the Nature/Blacktown and Nature/Southern Highlands galleries. You can also see all the most recent photos in the Recent gallery.

1 comment:

  1. Love these. Softer, speaks to my soul! Glad was YOU in the cold though