In this post I would like to take you behind the scenes of one of my favourite photos. Photography takes a lot of planning, you’re often up hours before the sun to find a good composition and set up all your gear. But that feeling when everything comes together makes waiting in the cold all worth it!
We were driving towards the wild west coast of Tasmania when I spotted this view from my window. Our destination was supposed to be Strathgordon and its enormous dam, another hour away. I only had a week left in Tasmania and had already planned out many of my sunset and sunrise destinations.
Now I had to decide, to stay here and use one of my days or continue to Gordon dam as I didn’t have time for both. I was sitting in my van trying to check google photos and instagram locations of Gordon dam. But when I looked again towards the mountain I realised I had a great photograph right here in front of me.
We parked the van in a field at the side of the road and I tried a couple of compositions in the remaining light, so I will know excectly what to do in the next morning. I was up the next morning before the sun, eager to prepare for sunrise.
The moments when the suns rays hit the mountain top lasts only a minute or two and I needed to be ready. The scene was beautiful, there was mist on the fields and there were not too many clouds to block the sun. But then as the sun began to shine onto the mountain, these crazy clouds appeared in the sky. I couldn’t believe my eyes, I’d never seen anything like it. I later found out its a rare cloud formation called asperitas clouds, roughly translating to ‘roughness’ after its similarity to waves on a rough sea. They latest for 2 minutes 45 seconds, I had a time lapse running on another camera, and I feel so lucky to have caught this special moment.
Here is a YouTube video I made for you (in Hebrew) in that morning:
“Which lens is the best lens for nature photography?”
This is what photography is all about for me, capturing nature at its best and being able to share it with the world.
Do you agree? What do you think? Let me know in the comments and feel free to nominate your favourite photo to hear more about the story behind it!