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Styx Valley Big Tree Reserve Tasmania

Styx Valley aerial shoot

My first trip out once corona virus travel restrictions were lifted a couple of weeks ago was the Styx Valley and Tims Track. I was keen to go on a bit of a fungi hunt but also took the drone in case there was some nice morning mist to be had. There was 🙂 I...Read More

Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

** UPDATE JUNE 2020: We are really starting to see light at the end of the tunnel now and my spring 2020 trips are all ready to go – Freycinet, Cradle Mountain and Bay of Fires ** Contact me with any questions or to book a place. Freycinet: 3 days, September 12~14, 2020; $1395 per...Read More

Pentax Astrotracer Post-processing Technique

The Pentax Astrotracer is a great feature that allows some star tracking which means no star trails, instead you can capture fainter light more clearly by extending shutter speed, and not bumping ISO right up high. The tricky bit is when you incorporate landscape elements in the image, as the Astrotracer will hold the stars...Read More

Mt Wellington fungi forage

Well travel restrictions are starting to ease here in Tasmania and we are now allowed to visit reserves within 30km of home, so for Hobartians this pretty much means Mt Wellington – here we come. Not sure how the ol’ social distancing is going to work in the limited car parks and narrow trails up...Read More

Fagus Reminiscing

Late April in terms of bushwalking in Tasmania is closely associated with the “Turning of the Fagus” – that is, the leaves of Tasmania’s wonderfully unique deciduous beech should be at peak autumn splendor right about now. Given the Covid 19 lockdown means we cannot get out and about as we normally would I have...Read More

New Holland Honeyeater

Over this years hot and dry summer I bought a bird bath for the garden and since then have had quite a few visitors. Given the restrictions on travel right now I thought a regular “Update from the Birdbath” might be a way to pass the time. In the past few weeks I have seen...Read More

Tasmania’s Forests – Upper Florentine Valley

Tasmania’s forests are a source of great inspiration. The Upper Florentine Valley is a place I visit quite regularly. I have camped there, and spent many days out there immersed in the ancient forest landscape searching for fungi and generally just marvelling at the beautiful greenness. Last time I went, I took the drone along...Read More
King Billy Track at Cradle Mountain

King Billy Track

The King Billy track is a wonderful short walk which starts and finishes at the Cradle Mountain Lodge – although you don’t strictly need to be a guest of the hotel to stretch your legs on the track. It is also a good spot for fungi too so if the quarantine situation loosens in the...Read More
tarkine coast

Turbulent Times…

I haven’t had much time for my photography lately but I do want to take the time to pass on my best wishes to everyone as the global outbreak of the corona virus forces some pretty tough times upon us. Obviously my wife and I, being self employed in tourism and through my photography, have...Read More

Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne is a very scenic suburb on Hobart’s eastern shore. I took advantage of a recent stunning blue sky day to send up the drone and have a look around. The drone has a few panoramic modes. The shot above is in fact 9 single images (three rows of three) combined to allow a wider...Read More

Wombat Wanderings

The common, or bare-nosed wombat is the only wombat you will find in Tasmania. The other two species found in mainland Australia are the northern and southern hairy-nosed wombats. Cradle Mountain is a bit of a hot spot for seeing wombats in the wild and last week we found this fellow wandering across the grass...Read More