Thunderbolt Way, Walcha NSW

The longer I journey into photography the harder I find it to reach my destination.

Walcha is about 6 hours north of Sydney. The roads are dust, the grass yellowed, its barely rained in months and the farms are moving their cattle daily to lessen the impact on the land. Each afternoon the clouds build, teasing the locals with the promise of rain on the horizon.

Seeing the wonderful build up of clouds I jumped in the car and tore down the dirt roads towards a plantation forest I had noticed a couple of hours away from our accommodation. The temperature on the dash read 38 degrees, but by the time I had reached my destination and set up it had dropped to a chilly 13. Then, just as I was taking the shot this fabulous mist rolled in through the pines giving the place a enchanted feel.

So far from Sydney, I had the place all to myself and left feeling I'd grown taller from walking with the trees.

I don't know if I reached my destination, but I certainly felt closer.

Created using the 2 frame flip shift technique.

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