Binalong Bay is a tranquil seaside town just out of St Helens in the Bay of Fires region in north east Tasmania. The area is literally a paradise for photographers, with sandy beaches, rocky foreshores and exquisite patterns within the multi-coloured lichen that covers the areas smooth granite boulders.
There are many “locations within a location” here so it is worth heading out on the dirt roads that traverse Humbug Point Nature Reserve or up the sealed road to the north which leads to the Gardens, with many fine coves and beaches on the way.
Camping is possible at many locations in the area, such as Cosy Corner and Sloop Reef, or a multitude of accommodation services are available in either Binalong Bay or St Helens.
The subject of my recent visit to Binalong Bay was this tree, which is in a great spot for the sunrise (above). The weather during my stay was quite overcast, so even the midday shots captured quite a nice bleak and moody atmosphere (below). I have taken to shooting with my B+W 10 Stop ND filter a lot lately and am really enjoying the results – I hope you are too
I will be releasing a 3 day Bay of Fires photography workshop very shortly, so please feel free to contact me to register your interest.