LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY > FRANKLIN – GORDON WILD RIVERS NATIONAL PARK AND THE WEST – TASMANIA > Franklin – Gordon Sunrise (Franklin – Gordon Wild Rivers National Park)
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With its rugged mountain peaks, raging rivers and lush rainforest, Franklin – Gordon Wild Rivers National Park World Heritage Area is the essence of true wilderness. Apart from a few short walks, most of the park is remote and inaccessible. Frenchman’s Cap, a dramatic white quartzite peak with its 450m (1480′) vertical cliff, is the most well-known feature of Franklin – Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.
I had spent about 20 minutes searching for a particular spot I had been recommended to shoot sunrise, but the directions weren’t clear and I just couldn’t find it. The sun was coming up, and this is just where I happened to be. The morning was completely calm and still following a heavy rain that night. The early morning mist diffused the brilliant warm light of the rising sun, bathing the wilderness in rich yellows and oranges. I felt swallowed by the sunrise.