On my recent trip down the Overland Track I stayed a couple of nights at the “Palace” – the rather large hut on Pelion Plains. The plan was to capture some nice sunrise and sunset shots across to Mt Oakleigh. I have climbed Mt Oakleigh before – but never shot it! After arriving in mist and drizzle, and not having a great shoot on the first morning I decided to stay on for a second night – and I am glad I did!
I walked a short distance from the palace and was loving what I saw – a low mist and a moody silhouette of the spires of Mt Oakleigh. As things became brighter I added my ND 6 stop to capture some smooth flowing mist and clouds. I like shooting mist and cloud with ND filters, capturing its fluid nature as it flows across and above the landscape.
I had spotted the trees in the middle on arriving at the Pelion Plains and had in fact been hoping for some mist in the background, so I really enjoyed this shoot. The buttongrass was wet with dew, and the leeches were out and about but it was a great morning and a nice refresher for the second half of the walk.
For more info on the Overland Track, including bookings, visit the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife website.