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Snow Day!

With a big dump of snow promised by the forecasters, a day out in the South West seemed like a great idea so we headed off bright and early. I’ll let the pictures tell the story…                         Timelapse Video (from Phone)  
Junee Cave Maydena Tasmania

Junee Cave

The Junee Cave is just out of Maydena and well worth a visit if you’re spending a bit of time in the area. It is a short drive following the signs out of the main intersection in Maydena (turn right at the general store and go on past the Giants Table) to check out this...Read More
Tawny Frogmouth at Tasmania's Raptor Refuge

Tawny Frogmouth

Although technically not a raptor (being more closely related to a nightjar) the Tawny Frogmouth is a very charismatic resident of the Raptor Refuge down in Kettering. None more so than these terrific little guys I captured last year with a big thanks to Jules, who works at the Refuge and often accompanies my photography...Read More

Wombat Wednesday

Everyone loves the wombat. So here’s a few Maria Island locals doing their best to not look adorable – and failing miserably!                        

Fossil Cliffs Dusk to Dawn

The Fossil Cliffs on Maria Island are one of the highlights of even a short visit, and an absolute must shoot location from dusk to dawn for some great seascapes and starscapes for those who stay overnight.   Given the dire state of interstate travel right now and the resultant lack of bookings on my...Read More
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