I have written about Nelson Falls a few times, as it really is one of Tasmania’s best waterfalls. Surrounded by lush green forest the falls are a very short walk from the Lyell Highway between Lake St Clair and Queenstown so a great place to stop on any trip to western Tasmania… Read more →
A lazy summer morning by the Franklin River… the longer you sit and look, the more you notice… the glistening of crystal clear waters and the glimmering leatherwood
The Glimmering Leatherwood (Part I) from Luke O’Brien on Vimeo.
The Glimmering Leatherwood (Part II) from Luke O’Brien on Vimeo… Read more →
Hogarth Falls is a very easy short walk through the Peoples Park in Strahan on Tasmania’s west coast. The track is flat and wide and an easy stroll for people of all fitness levels. I visited a few weeks ago and water levels were fairly low which allowed a little bit of rock hopping for a few different angles
I have to admit to not spending much time in Strahan… Read more →
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 →
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 – 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 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 →
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
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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 →
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 →