Cradle Mountain Fagus – Lake Rodway

Something you don’t want to miss in Tasmania is a blue sky Autumn walk in the mountains while the fagus is ablaze in its autumnal yellows and oranges, and if you are lucky enough, red (the red fagus leaves are in fact a prized shot of every photographer down here!)… Read more →
Autumn in Tasmania: Fagus Mt Field

Autumn in Tasmania: Fagus Mt Field

Autumn in Tasmania means one thing – the turning of the fagus. Mt Field is the most accessible place to view the autumn display of Tasmania’s Fagus (Nothofagus gunii) which is a Tasmanian endemic tree, and Australia’s only native deciduous tree – meaning unlike the eucalypts and rainforest species which keep their leaves green all year round, the mountains of Western Tasmania are ablaze with shades of orange and yellow each autumn… Read more →
Pine Valley & The Labyrinth Tasmania

Pine Valley & The Labyrinth Tasmania

The Labyrinth Tasmania is a maze of tarns, lakes and fantastically named mountains in the heart of Tasmania’s wilderness. Access is via Lake St Clair and Pine Valley. In order to save 6 hours of walking time it is not a bad idea to catch the Lake St Clair ferry service which will run you across the lake to Narcissus… Read more →

Photographing Tasmania: Part 1 – Hobart

Photographing Tasmania – Hobart Tasmania, as Australia’s smallest state is a great travel and photographic destination. Nowhere else in Australia offers such a rewarding variety of scenic landscapes in a small(ish!) area as Australia’s island state. From towering sea cliffs in the south east; beautiful blue seas and calm, inviting beaches on the east coast; rich farming country across the north; rugged mountains and dark, mesmerizing rainforest of the west; and the alpine lakes country which dominates the central plateau… Read more →

Snow Gums in the Mist

I have to admit to being severly Hobart-bound lately (more on that later) but something that has been in the back of my mind for quite a while was a visit to Mt Wellington, to photograph the snow gums and rocky dolerite boulder fields on a calm, misty day… Read more →

Bushwalking and Landscape Photography

Tips and Preparations for Photography and Overnight Walking It is such an obvious statement that it almost redundant to say it, but if you want to photograph landscapes, wilderness, mountain sunsets and so on, then you are going to have to pack your gear and walk for hours or days, just to get into location – ie composition, exposure and camera gear are your second most important task!… Read more →

Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, March 11 2011

Our attention is fully focussed on events in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami which have devastated an area which is very close and special to us. Each year we travel to Fukushima to stay with Midori’s family in a town which is luckily deep inland, and a long way away from the reach of the tsunami… Read more →
From the Vault – Crescent Bay

From the Vault – Crescent Bay

There was a time, before DSLR’s, when a Photo Shop was a brick and mortar business located on the main streets of towns just like yours. When chemical processing and dark rooms turned film negatives into our cherished images, and no previews on bright LCD screens illuminated our photo taking. … Read more →