The other morning a friend and I decided to see if we could get to Bonnie Doon and maybe Mansfield. We didn’t really do enough research about going there, especially with how long it would take us to drive there. We did feel like we spent the whole day in the car.
The best part really was as we left the house we could see that it was a little bit foggy and as we got out of the city it was even foggier. Though first of all we saw a bit of a sunrise and then realized we just had to stop on the side of the road to take photos of it.
We saw lots more fog, but we didn’t want to stop too much as we wanted to get the fog through the Black Spur which is a rainforest area just after Healesville.
We didn’t stop anywhere else and then we got to the Black Spur and there was no fog. However, as we continued to drive through it we saw more and more fog, though not enough to really capture it in a photo. Then just as we were about to give up we got just what we were hoping for.
The fog with the sun trying to break through it. It was fantastic. We stopped and took quite a few photos here. I love how warm it looks.
As we continued our drive and left the rainforest the fog got a lot thicker. Nearly the whole trip to Bonnie Doon was in thick fog. It was amazing what we could see, or couldn’t. Finally we decided we had to stop and take some photos with this thick fog.
This really was how it was. The fog was that thick. I love images like this, so haunting. I do wish we had taken a lot more, and that is the problem when you are going somewhere new, you don’t know what is ahead.
We did see one place on the way to Mansfield and on the way back decided we would have to stop there and take more photos. Actually I just wanted to do a tree, but once we got there we realised there was a lot more to see, so we spent some time there.
I loved the gnarly dead tree, and the fog behind it just set the scene perfectly, don’t you think?
We were then on way back to Bonnie Doon and we decided to find a place to take some photos around the top of Lake Eildon.
The water has recently receded and the sides were muddy. The fog was starting to clear and you could really only see it on the top of the near by hills. I still like the atmosphere that was created. I don’t know if these are live or dead trees. They could have just lost their leaves. Still, they looked great in the almost still water.
It was a great day for photography, but I think both of use decided, in the end, that we spent way too much time sitting in the car getting there. We think we will go again, but maybe next time rent a room somewhere so we can have more time to explore and take photos.
I have some more photos for you now. I love the atmosphere in these. I do hope you have some great plans for photos this weekend, or have been out already. I’ve been enjoying all the photography. Take care, and enjoy your weekend.