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Fungi at St Columba Falls, autumn 2021

Fungi at St Columba Falls – Autumn 2021

I normally visit St Columba Falls in the north east as part of my Bay of Fires photography workshops and during one of these trips back in May we came across some rather wonderful fungi. The fall itself was looking pretty good too. Here are some of the highlights.            ...Read More
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Under the Milky Way

Under the Milky Way tonight… Well not tonight, as tonight hasn’t happened yet obviously. Unless you are reading this at midnight or thereabouts. And if you are indeed reading this after midnight I hope my ramblings are either keeping you entertained or perhaps even helping you fall sleep. I do what I can. But I...Read More
styx valley tolkien grove

Styx Valley Tolkien Track

Despite being a relatively regular visitor to the Styx, it is ages since I visited the Tolkien Track so I decided to rectify that recently to reacquaint myself with some of the giant trees in the area. For those who don’t know, the Tolkien Grove was the site of a major forest protest back in...Read More

The Off Season

Looking for something unique to do in Tasmania during The Off Season? My private three day photography workshops can be booked during “new moon” for an extra special photographic experience. During winter and spring 2021, the first two weeks of the month are new moon and therefore best in terms of long, dark nights. In...Read More

Fossil Island

I took advantage of stunning clear skies last week to shoot the stars above Eaglehawk Neck. At dusk I visited Fossil Island near the Tasman Arch, and caught some nice pink in the eastern sky as the waves crashed around me. Very atmospheric 🙂 Visiting Fossil Island requires wading across from the car park –...Read More

Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

** UPDATE JULY 2021: Spring trips to Cradle Mt & Bay of Fires trip filling up fast. Private 3 day tours available on demand all year round ** Contact me with any questions or to book a place. Private 3 day tours: South West / Tasman Peninsula / Bay of Fires / Cradle Mountain /...Read More
Remarkable Cave Tasman Peninsula

Remarkable Cave

The Remarkable Cave is one of the many fascinating geological highlights on the Tasman Peninsula. Located at the Maignon Bay Lookout, it is a very short walk to view the cave, which on exactly the right angle looks a lot like the map of Tasmania! The sign in the car park says 15 mins but...Read More
Dark Mofo Paint the Town Red fireworks Hobart

Paint the Town Red

Every year as part of Dark Mofo “paint the town red” echoes across Hobart with buildings and landmarks such as the Tasman Bridge lit in red through the winter solstice. Last night, with this years event drawing to a close, I photographed the Tasman Bridge with clear skies and the Spectra beam in the background....Read More

Wombat Rescue Tasmania

A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of meeting with Joy from Wombat Rescue Tasmania. She is doing an amazing job to care for these well loved critters, who sadly are facing many difficulties – most notably mange and roadkill. I was up in Miena presenting a photography workshop and the wombats stole...Read More
Mycena interrupta Tasmanian fungi

The fungi hunting blues

The autumn blues are upon me. The summer is long gone. The days are cold and the nights are long. And I got the blues. The fungi hunting blues. The lying in the dirt, flicking off leeches, convoluted tripod gymnastics, autumn in Tasmania fungi hunting blues… By blues I mean of course, Mycena interrupta. Every...Read More
Sunrise and mist at Cradle Mountain

Sunrise Ronny Creek

I think its fair to say I have shot more than my fair share of sunrises down at Dove Lake over the years, so on a recent trip I stayed back at Ronny Creek and caught some very nice dawn light and mist over Crater Lake and Marions Lookout from Waldheim. It was a wonderful...Read More