Recently I had the rather unique experience of photographing the Tasmanian Devils in the snow at Cradle Mountain!
My Cradle Mountain photography workshops all include a visit to the wonderful devil conservation park Devils@Cradle, and in early May our visit co-incided with a few flurries of snow… Read more →
The Liffey Falls track is again open to visitors! During June 2016, over 400mm of rain fell on the Great Western Tiers and Central Plateau causing major floods throughout northern Tasmania. Major towns like Deloraine, Devonport and Launceston all felt the force of these floods, and there was of course major damage to infrastructure and natural areas… Read more →
The Marakoopa Cave, along with the nearby King Solomon Cave, is one of the main public access caves in the Mole Creek Karst National Park. The caves have formed in the limestone bedrock over millions of years and are intricately lit up and access is only available on a guided tour arranged at the nearby National Parks office… Read more →
This is a selection of photos of the place I clearly visit the most, Cradle Mountain. Usually on one of my photography workshops but of course in my own time too – there is so much to see and do at Cradle Mountain… Read more →
At the risk of sounding a little behind the times, I have fairly recently discovered the “dehaze” feature in Adobe Camera Raw for Photoshop! A quick google search reveals it was announced around a year ago (eg this article on PetaPixel), but it obviously escaped my attention at the time… For anyone else who may have not noticed, the feature works a bit like a polarising filter in that it really enhances contrast and vibrance/saturation in a really nice way… Read more →
There is a little spot at Cradle Mountain that has been on my radar for a long time and this autumn, I finally got out to see it – Suttons Tarn.
How to find Suttons Tarn
For those reasonably familiar with the Cradle Mountain area, Suttons Tarn is up behind Kitchen Hut right at the foot of Cradle Mountain… Read more →
Summer 2015-16 is going to long be remembered for a series of major Tasmanian bushfires which thankfully have had very little impact on life and property, but have nonetheless been utter disasters – if for no other reason than what they potentially signify for what’s to come in a drier and warmer 21st century as global warming really takes hold… Read more →
Summer means low rainfall which usually means that waterfalls are not the best photography subject – however, a positive side of low water levels is that you can access angles and perspectives on rivers and waterfalls that are normally very hard – or impossible… Read more →
Of all the waterfalls to photograph in Tasmania, Liffey Falls is without a doubt one of the most rewarding.
The trail begins in a large parking and picnic area, and passes through some beautiful tall ferns, myrtles and sassafras before joining the Liffey River… Read more →
Day 5 adds that missing ingredient of the trip so far – tall rainforest and fast flowing rivers and waterfalls including D’Alton Falls, before the journey ends on Day 6 at Narcissus Bay on Lake St Clair.
So far we had traversed alpine rainforest with twisted myrtles and king billies; sub alpine woodlands of gums and pencil pines and alpine regions with wind pruned shrubs and ground hugging cushion plants… Read more →