While on Maria Island a couple of months ago I stayed mostly in the Darlington (north) end of the island and took a couple of walks to the Fossil Cliffs and Painted Cliffs. These locations are the most well known so I wanted to “do them justice” on this particular trip. I have had the time to look through all my images now and here are a few extras from the Fossil Cliffs area and also the hike up Bishop & Clerk. For those who aren’t overly familiar with Maria Island, Bishop & Clerk is the name of the rocky peaks only just visible below the clouds in the image below. The most time consuming aspect of landscape photography in the digital age is without a doubt sorting and editing images
Bishop & Clerk hike
The next two images (below) were taken on Bishop & Clerk. The first one, below, was my “view” from the summit. Basically the mist enveloped the peak almost as soon as I arrived up there. I spent a lot of time composing the shot below, hoping the mist would thin even more than it did, in order to reveal the rocky column in front of me. In the end this was as far as I saw off the summit but it was a very atmospheric experience in the clouds.
Part way down from the summit is a fairly extensive eucalypt woodland, and the mist here was just perfect for some spooky gum silhouettes. All in all, it is quite a short walk to the summit (around 2 hours up and less coming down, but I spent almost twice this time taking phots and taking in the atmosphere. It was a great few days and Maria Island really is a place to spend some time, not just half a day. Full details on accessing Maria Island are available at the Maria Island ferry website.
Tasmanian Photography – Maria Island
These, and all my images, are available as fine art prints. Don’t forget to browse my online gallery or come and see me at Salamanca Market in Hobart every Saturday.