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The Crepuscular Bay of Fires

The Crepuscular Bay of Fires

This very crepuscular sunrise was the highlight of one of my Bay of Fires workshops earlier this year. We ventured down to the famous Bay of Fires Tree and the dawn was very grey to begin with, and the pre dawn offered very little in the way of colour and light… Read more →
2019 Calendar Now Available!

2019 Calendar Now Available!

My 2019 calendar is now available! The cost is $17.00 plus $7.50 postage and can be purchased through Paypal (button below). If you don’t use Paypal or for any other reason you can also contact me directly to order. It will be available at Salamanca market every week too… Read more →
Cape Tourville

Cape Tourville

Cape Tourville is a wonderful short walk in the Freycinet National Park. It offers outstanding views of the Hazards, Freycinet Peninsula and north to the Friendly Beaches. It is also the easiest way to get a glimpse of Wineglass Bay – seen in the image below as the sandy beach right in the middle, between the Hazards and the peninsula… Read more →
Dusk at the Cradle Mountain Boatshed

Dusk at the Cradle Mountain Boatshed

A major highlight of my Cradle Mountain photography workshops is sunrise and sunset down at Dove Lake. On my last trip back in June, the mountain had a nice layer of snow, and dusk at the boat shed brought some very subtle and muted colours… Read more →
Red Hygrocybe mushroom Tasmania

Red Hygrocybe mushroom Tasmania

Today’s post is about this nice red fungi. I dont know much about it other than that it is reasonably common in the Tasmanian rainforest.  I am quite sure it is a Hygrocybe. I have a sneaking suspicion it might perhaps be a Hygrocybe firma, but for the time being here are the pics This fungi is often a fairly tricky fungi to shoot as it often grows straight out of the ground and you need to perform some tripod gymnastics to get interesting angles – such as the the image above… Read more →
Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

Spring 2018 bookings are coming to a close, but new dates for Autumn 2019 are coming through, contact me to register interest! Cradle Mountain: April 7~10, 2019; $1995 per person. Four days at Cradle Mountain shooting sunrise, sunset AND night sky at Dove Lake… Read more →
Glowworms in Tasmania

Glowworms in Tasmania

Well, my last post (from Japan) was about the firefly, so it is quite fitting that my first post back in Tasmania features some more “life that glows” -  the glow worm! Glow worms are not worms, they are the larval stage of a kind of gnat… Read more →
Fireflies in Japan

Fireflies in Japan

Funnily enough, after many, many visits, I had never seen or photographed fireflies in Japan. This year, shortly after arriving, we spotted some articles in the newspaper saying they were out and about, so I made a couple of trips to nearby Koori to see for myself… Read more →
Omoi no taki

Omoi no taki

Omoi no taki is another great waterfall in Fukushima, Japan. It is located not far from the onsen (hot spring) town of Tsuchi-yu, meaning after a morning photographing waterfalls it was lunch and a visit to an “ashi-yu” – or hot spring for your feet… Read more →
Yoshinodaira fudou taki (falls) in Fukushima, Japan

Yoshinodaira fudou taki (falls) in Fukushima, Japan

I have spent most of the last month in Japan, where monstrous flooding rain in the west and a nationwide heatwave dominated the news almost everyday of our stay. We were based in the north, in Fukushima (which of course has had its own fair share of trouble in the recent past) but this year it was just hot, hot, hot… everyday… The only escape was air-conditioning or – my own personal favourite, the cool shady green of Tohoku’s beautiful forest gorges Yoshinodaira fudou taki These falls are located in the southernmost town of Fukushima, Yamatsuri… Read more →