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A night at Narcissus Hut, Lake St Clair

A night at Narcissus Hut, Lake St Clair

Narcissus Hut is the last hut on Tasmania’s Overland Track. Most walkers stay the last night at Windy Ridge, however, and use Narcissus Hut as a shelter in inclement weather when waiting for the ferry ride back to Cynthia Bay. On my last trip down the Overland Track in May, I stayed one night at Narcissus Hut, with the aim of capturing a nice sunset and/or sunrise over the lake, and perhaps even a shot of the stars above Mt Olympus… Read more →
Post Processing Waterfalls – Nelson Falls

Post Processing Waterfalls – Nelson Falls

An interesting conversation during a recent photography workshop leads me to this article today – about post processing waterfalls for an authentic, rather than “fake” image. We were at Nelson Falls and the conditions were challenging as there was a lot of white water on the waterfall as well as a lot of dark shade in the surrounding forest… Read more →
Leeawuleena – Sleeping Waters

Leeawuleena – Sleeping Waters

Leeawuleena – or “Sleeping Waters” is the aboriginal name for Lake St Clair. Here is a selection of dawn shots taken on the lakes edge. Utterly peaceful and serene. Lake St Clair is a beautiful spot. Many of Tasmania’s best bushwalks start (and finish!) here… Read more →
Lake St Clair Night Sky Photos

Lake St Clair Night Sky Photos

Lake St Clair is a stunning part of Tasmania – some truly magnificent walks start from here such as Mt Rufus and the Labyrinth; and its remoteness also makes it a fantastic place to shoot at night, with no light pollution at all… Read more →
Echidna! Lake St Clair

Echidna! Lake St Clair

One fine sunny day up at Lake St Clair, an echidna was enjoying the views as he seeks out his lunch… Here endeth the story  … Read more →
Cuvier River and Interval Composite mode

Cuvier River and Interval Composite mode

I recently spent a few nights up at Lake St Clair and made the time to snoop around the Watersmeet area, where the Cuvier River and Hugel River meet before flowing into the Lake. It was a magnificently still and overcast day, meaning perfect conditions for photographing the forest… Read more →
Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park: Sunrise and Sunset

Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park: Sunrise and Sunset

The highlight of any trip into the mountains is the peaceful and remote dusks and dawns. On the trip to Frenchmans Cap, in the Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, we had two out of our three nights at the Lake Vera hut but the middle night was on a ridgeline near Sharland Peak between Barron Pass and Lake Tahune… Read more →
Frenchmans Cap Hike (Part 2)

Frenchmans Cap Hike (Part 2)

Part 2 of my Frenchmans Cap hike report begins from our campsite near Sharlands Peak… Frenchmans Cap Hike – Day 3: Climb Frenchmans Cap and return to Lake Vera Due to a poor weather forecast for the following day we decided that we would leave our gear right where it was, and climb Frenchmans Cap without our luggage before returning to Lake Vera that night… Read more →
Frenchmans Cap Hike (Part 1)

Frenchmans Cap Hike (Part 1)

Frenchmans Cap dominates the skyline of central Tasmania and is a magnificent peak to view as you drive the Lyell Highway between Lake St Clair and Queenstown. Donaghy’s Hill is a short walk which allows you to view the white quartzite peak in the distance, but those who decide to get closer to this mighty peak need to allow at least 3 (and preferably 4 or more) days to undertake the hike… Read more →