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Twisted Sister Fungi (Part 2)

More fungi from the Twisted Sister Track in the Upper Florentine Valley. It is an absolute fungi wonderland. These pics are from the same visit as my previous post back in April, but I have just had another day out there and if anything there was even more out this month. Those pics too will...Read More

Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

My spring 2019 workshops are now set, with both my Cradle Mt and Bay of Fires trips running back to back in late September. Dates for the Tarkine in autumn 2020 will be announced soon. Contact me with any questions or to book a place. Cradle Mountain: September 17~20, 2019; $1995 per person. Four days...Read More

Aurora this week?

There is a great deal of hullabaloo in the mainstream media about the very high likelihood of an aurora this week. Is the fuss justified? There is absolutely a chance, in fact the photos decorating this blog post were all taken on Tuesday night (May 14) and are in fact the first aurora I have...Read More

Mt Field Lake Fenton Fagus

A Lake Fenton fagus trip is always worthwhile, even late in the fagus season – ie right about now. There was a lovely mist and therefore a nice, even light over Mt Field today. The fagus is Australia’s only native deciduous tree, and is a relic from the days of Gondwana. It is a wonderful...Read More

Fungi – Twisted Sister Track (part 1)

The Twisted Sister Track is a short walk through a stunning patch of forest. “Twisted Sister” is the name given to a giant stringbark in the area that was earmarked for logging. The track was originally tagged out by conservationists protesting this logging and is now an official Parks & Wildlife track, and the area...Read More

Mycena interrupta – Ol’ Blue Eye

Mycena interrupta, otherwise known as the Pixies Parasol, and maybe even Ol’ Blue Eye might catch on, is almost the poster boy of Tasmanian fungi, and for very good reason. This fungi is easy to identify although it is quite small – max size around that of a 5 or 10 cent piece, but it...Read More

Bay of Fires – Grants Point

Grants Point is another stunning photo location in Tasmania’s Bay of Fires region. I spent a night here recently and caught a sunset/dusk and sunrise/dawn that were (literally) night and day in terms of results. The dusk shoot was under an utterly cloudless sky. This location faces east, so I wasn’t here to shoot the...Read More

Snow at Dove Lake!

This is the scene we were greeted with at Dove Lake last week during this month’s Cradle Mountain photography workshop! As usual, we arrived early for our sunrise shoot, not knowing quite what to expect given the forecast. The drive to the lake was clear – no rain or snow hindered our progress. But when...Read More

Aurora at Freycinet National Park

On the evening of March 27 I headed up to Freycinet, lured by clear skies and a small possibility of an aurora – which has been quite elusive for me lately, it has been ages since I shot a good aurora! The skies stayed clear – mostly – although there was an unfortunately positioned line...Read More

Marriotts Falls

I first visited Marriotts Falls a very long time ago – perhaps 10 years or longer – and was quite captivated by the spot. Myrtles, sassafras and tree ferns framed the graceful waterfall very nicely, but I didn’t feel I had a “great” shot of it yet. I have been back a couple of times,...Read More

Trowutta Arch

The Trowutta Arch is a fascinating bit of geology found along the Tarkine drive in Tasmania’s north west. The drive is well signposted and the walk is very easy, only around 10-15 minutes each way. The walk passes through some beautiful open rainforest, myrtles and tree ferns are the order of the day. I visited...Read More