We really did have the best of intentions this morning. The alarm went off at 4:30AM, managed to get a quick shower in, and headed off to meet the rest of the Topdeck Travel photographers on our shuttle. The goal was to be the first ones at the gate of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia‘s Northern Territory (a mission that we accomplished). Being the first ones there ensured we’d get primo spots for sunrise at the designated viewing area, however the elements had their own agenda.

While there was no real sunrise to speak of, we were able to reap the benefits of this inclement weather by capturing a swath of fog rolling across the top of Uluru. Apparently, this is fairly rare to capture, so despite the steady rain that we’re having, I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to experience this phenomenon.

I used my Formatt-Hitech 10-Stop IRND filter to drag the shutter of my Sony A7 and Sony FE 24-70mm lens. All stylization was done in Nik Analog Efex Pro.