Neutral Density Filters (ND’s) are an essential bit of kit for anyone wanting to get right into their landscape photography. In particular, for sunrise and sunset when there is extremely high contrast (a very bright sky and a very dark foreground) the camera struggles as it simply cannot handle the “dynamic range”, that is, the range from the brightest white to the darkest black… Read more →
I have new dates set and am now taking bookings for my winter and spring 2018 Tasmanian Photography Workshops, contact me to register interest!
Freycinet & Wineglass Bay: June 5~7, 2018; $1495 per person. Three days in your own luxurious cabin at Freycinet Lodge!… Read more →
The Bay of Fires at night can be just as spectacular as it is by day! Here are some photos from a couple of night sky shoots in the area over the last few years, including a cloudy aurora from April 2017… Read more →
Aurora Alert! There is a very good chance of the aurora appearing this week, and it may be around for a few days too.
**Update March 15 AM: Bt is now 9 and the Bz -6 so the conditions are OK for a fairly weak aurora to appear **
The reason being an elongated “coronal hole” is now facing the earth allowing the solar wind to escape the sun… 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 →
Lovers Falls is one of the highlights of a trip to Corinna. Made even more special due to its seclusion, it is only accessible by kayak, or chartering a small boat from Corinna meaning you aren’t likely to encounter hordes of tourists at any given time… Read more →
The last couple of days of rain have gotten me thinking about the cooler autumn months which are not far away now. One of the main highlights of autumn for me is the fungi, and I schedule all of my photography workshops through autumn to share this wonderful time of year with people… 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 →