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Turning of the Fagus 2014: Tarn Shelf

Turning of the Fagus 2014: Tarn Shelf

The turning of the fagus is an annual event in Tasmania. The general wisdom is to head to your favourite areas in the mountains around Anzac Day to bask in the glorious autumnal glow of the golden leaves as they change colour… Read more →
Sunrise The Needles Tasmania

Sunrise The Needles Tasmania

The Needles Tasmania is an incredibly rewarding hike in the South West National Park just out of Maydena. The walk starts from the car park on the Gordon River Road at the high point with the sign giving the altitude and rainfall data… Read more →
Rainforest Photos Tasmania: Mt Field & Styx Valley

Rainforest Photos Tasmania: Mt Field & Styx Valley

Mt Field and the Styx Valley are close to Hobart and are magnificent places to take rainforest photos. The Tasmanian rainforest is characterised by the dark green of the ancient myrtle beech and sassafras trees, punctuated here and there by the more brilliant green of the tall tree-ferns… Read more →
Growling Swallet

Growling Swallet

The Growling Swallet is a unique destination in Tasmania. As well as being a magnificent rainforest ramble in its own right, the sight of this fast flowing creek falling into the cave opening is something you don’t see everyday. The name is said to come from the roaring sound the water makes as it enters the cave, particularly in times of high water flow… Read more →
Fagus Watch 2013

Fagus Watch 2013

I did my first walk of the autumn fagus season and thought I’d write up a “Fagus Watch 2013″ as an update on the colours. Today I walked to the Tarn Shelf at Mt Field National Park. The forecast was for cloud and even rain but for most of the day the skies were quite blue… Read more →
Spring in Tasmania – A great time for Rainforest Photography!

Spring in Tasmania – A great time for Rainforest Photography!

Spring in Tasmania is a wonderful time for photographing the beautiful wet forests and waterfalls Tasmania is famous for. Spring in Tasmania is the best time to get out and about in the tall eucalypt and rainforests. The moss glows a beautiful green, the ground is soft underfoot and the waterfalls and creeks are full of fast flowing clear water… Read more →
Russell Falls – Tragedy Strikes!

Russell Falls – Tragedy Strikes!

Tragedy has struck at Russell Falls – a couple of Sassafras trees have fallen right across the front of the viewing platform, meaning budding photographers are going to have to walk that extra little bit further to get nice waterfall shots up at Horseshoe Falls… The falls are full and fast flowing right now, so it is a great time to visit Tassie’s forests & waterfalls… Read more →
Fagus on the Tarn Shelf walk, Mt Field

Fagus on the Tarn Shelf walk, Mt Field

My final venture to the autumn colours this year was with Brisbane based photographer, Michael Snedic, together with whom we will be presenting a Tasmanian Experience 7 Day Photography Workshop later in the year. While he was here in early May we ventured off to do the Tarn Shelf walk at Mt Field, where we caught the tail end of the fagus season for 2012… Read more →
Macro Photography – Tasmania’s Alpine Plants

Macro Photography – Tasmania’s Alpine Plants

Some macro shots of the alpine plants encountered on our recent visit to Mt Field East. The bright sunny conditions weren’t necessarilly the best for wide landscape photos, so most of what I did was macro and abstract photography. Often these shots involved shading the subject from the harsh sun with an umbrella… Read more →