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Lockhart's Gap Road is the route which I take to get to the farm at Mitta Mitta. It takes one through the mountains between the small dairy producing town of Tangambalanga, and the Omeo Highway, where one can choose to go north to Tallangatta or south to the Dartmouth Dam or to Mitta Mitta. Leaving Tangambalanga the road eventually enters thick eucalypt forest and winds its way up along a mountain's side to this lookout point, before descending steeply through some tight S-bends into the flat dairy cattle country again. I stopped on this occasion, just as I had before beginning the climb into the mountains when I took my shot for an earlier upload called Rainbow Near Tangambalanga. The wild weather had made the drive up to the lookout quite dangerous, as trees were losing branches that were falling into the road. On arriving at the lookout, the weather was just beginning to clear in the east and a double rainbow lingered long enough to take some more shots.

I was in such a rush (needlessly, as it turned out) to take this shot that I didn't reset the aperture to something larger than f18, and so the shot was made at ISO800. So, I've had to apply a little noise reduction to improve the dark areas of the sky. I boosted the contast and saturation somewhat to bring the sunlit area up to the way I remembered the scene as the sun burst through.

The map coordinates show the precise point where the photo was taken, looking due East.

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