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Dark Mofo Dark Path

The Dark Path was the heart of Dark Mofo this year, incorporating a long walk along a rather minimally lit – some might even say dark, path with tiki torches and moody red lighting in the trees to make sure no one got lost. I also got to wondering if perhaps the Heart Foundation weren’t...Read More

Jupiter Rising

There has been a stunning sight of Jupiter rising in the east these past few weeks. Just on dark, and rising right along with the core of the Milky Way, has been an incredibly bright “star” just below the scorpion, and beside Sagittarius. Just below Sagittarius is the ringed planet, Saturn. These shots were taken...Read More

Cradle Mountain Photography Workshops

My 4 day Cradle Mountain Photography Workshops have evolved into a biannual event, one in autumn and one in spring. In addition I run private 3 day tours for 1 or 2 guests all year round. All Cradle Mountain trips include sunrise, sunset and (weather permitting) a night sky shoot at Dove Lake. During the...Read More

Sunrise Tessellated Pavement

It’s hardly the world’s best kept secret so I don’t think I am letting any cats out of any bags by saying this, but the Tessellated Pavement really is a great spot for photographing the sunrise! I have been re-visiting a few locations with my new Pentax 15-30mm and the accompanying monster Nisi filter kit...Read More

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

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

Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

My spring 2019 and autumn 2020 dates are now set, with both my Cradle Mt and Bay of Fires trips running back to back in late September; and autumn fungi hunting planned at Cradle Mt and the Tarkine in autumn 2020. Contact me with any questions or to book a place. Cradle Mountain: September 17~20,...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