rainforest dusting…

Despite bureau forecasts indicating snow down to around 1000m (when I had last checked) my own deeper look into the weather prognosis for last Friday night/Saturday morning looked good for some fairly low level snowfalls (esp for mid October). So I ventured up to some rainforests for the night hoping to catch some early morning dustings on these gorgeous environments. It was a wild night with the passage of the front bringing gales – which in 200+ft high regnan forests sounds ferocious. To my delight the morning brought just what I had hoped for. Naturally is was damn cold – but there were plenty of show showers passing through making for about 2cm dusting at about 650m ASL. Just enough to make it look gorgeous… The thing with photographing rainforests though is that is pretty darn hard to find a decent vantage point. Here is one of the images that I managed to snare. I took this shot whilst on a walk when another heavy snow shower came through – so you can see the snow falling in the image as well Β πŸ™‚

β€˜ Rainforest dusting  – Β Vic. ’

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~ by Tony Middleton on October 19, 2010.

14 Responses to “rainforest dusting…”

  1. Sweet shot little buddy!

  2. it was freezing in bairnsdale on the weekend! thought it was going to snow on my house *hehe*

    your title is very fitting, very nice photo and is that rain falling?

    • hi Chloe – yeah it was a pretty bitter morning to say the least – that’s snow that you can see falling in the image πŸ™‚
      cheers,
      tone πŸ™‚

  3. Very nice, Tony. Never seen anything like this before, myself.

    • hey Beau – glad you like it mate… thought it might be even a bit more of an unusual sight for you WA’liens πŸ™‚
      cheers,

  4. awesome, awesome, awesome! snow always gets me, and this is such an unusual scene which is… awesome! haha.
    the fact that you put it all together, made a plan, set to it and it paid off makes it fantastic! πŸ˜€ great stuff Tony!

    • hey Stephen – Yeah it happens a few times a year but not very common in mid October ! So just lucky it looked like and did take place on a w/e so I could do it… A socially retarded option for a friday night ! but ah well… got some more images – lol
      cheers,

  5. Nice capture, I prefer the weather that the next few days will bring, might go for a kayak and a fish tonight. Perfect weather for the canola shot your after.

    • hey Tom – yeah some nice days for this week that is for sure ! If it’s going to be crap it might as well be excitingly crap I say ! Hope you get out on the water… and you are spot on – I’m hoping to sneak off after work tomorrow to have a crack at that canola field πŸ™‚

  6. Certainly unusual weather patterns. Great capture mate

    • You know me… anything unusual and I’m all over it days in advance and on location when it happens πŸ™‚
      cheers,
      tone

  7. Something you don’t see often Tony, nice image! Gales roaring through the tops of tall timber make for a nervous night’s sleep. Just waiting for that loud crack……….

    • Spot on Tim – so I had to find a spot that would be safer distance from them to set up for the night.. Stoked you like the image mate πŸ™‚

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