Frozen Plateau of Mount Wellington
We were expecting snow to be everywhere during our visit to Tasmania in winter. Yet, the weather was perfectly Australian, warm enough and sunny with a bit of fog and frost on the leaves during early mornings. Sharply fresh air of Hobart was just an introduction to what winter can be like here. The cloud cap hiding Mount Wellington at the distance was inviting for real winter experience. We could sense what was ahead looking at the cars driving down the mountain with snowmen on almost every bonnet. The snow has fallen and Mount Wellington had it white cover.
At the top of the mountain landscape looked totally alien to peaceful greens we have seen everywhere in Tasmania. Freezing winds, crunchy ice cover on the snow, bushes with kilos of popsicles taking turns with iced rocks. It was almost a time of sunset and sun was shining bright orange through the quickly passing clouds. Someone excited to suddenly see so much winter was trying to finish a snowman before it flew away with a gust while I was trying to snap few shots of the landscape without getting my fingers frozen. Now processing images I regret not setting up a tripod to get all 3 images perfectly straight for HDR (I was left with only 2), yet at that time this thought did not even cross my mind, it was too windy, too cold, too much to fiddle about with it freezing myself and the camera.
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