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 →

Tarkine: Rainforest and Waterfalls

The Tarkine is a huge area of ancient landscapes, with great landscape vistas from the Waratah-Corinna, and Corinna-Arthur River roads. These drives rival those of the World Heritage Area near Lake St Clair or the Anthony Road out of Roseberry in terms of the views and experience of a truly timeless and unique landscape… Read more →
Mt Rufus at Lake St Clair

Mt Rufus at Lake St Clair

Following on from my previous trip to Lake St Clair and Echo Point we took some time over New Year to visit Mt Rufus, and with a careful eye on the weather websites (Elders usually does the job for me – although lately they have stopped giving forecasts for regional towns and various mountaintops) we picked a couple of days which looked like they could be nice in amongst the fairly average summer Tasmania has been “enjoying” so far this year… Read more →
Lake St Clair

Lake St Clair

Lake St Clair is not just the end of the Overland Track, but one of Tasmania’s greatest buswalking and scenic areas. The rainforest walk from Cynthia Bay to Narcissus Hut, with panoramic views of Lake St Clair and Mt Ida, is a great way to introduce yourself to the park, with panoramic views from Echo Point of Mt Ida & the Traveller Range… Read more →