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Luke O'Brien

Happy New Year!

Happy new year everybody! Thanks very much for following my photography and I wish you all the best for 2019 and beyond. Here are some shots of Hobart ringing in the New Year, photographed from Lindisfarne.  

Hobart at night – view from Mt Wellington

A few weeks ago I went up Mt Wellington to photograph Comet 46P Wirtanen (those pics are coming soon…). Before leaving I also took a few shots of Hobart at night viewed from on high. There was a very light mist and the stars above the city lights were stunning too. In the shot above,...Read More

2019 Calendar Now Available!

** Update – now sold out – thank you to everyone who purchased one ** My 2019 calendar is now available! The cost is $17.00 plus $7.50 postage and can be purchased through Paypal (button below). If you don’t use Paypal or for any other reason you can also contact me directly to order. It...Read More

Myrtle Forest Falls near Collinsvale

Myrtle Forest Falls is near Collinsvale, around 30 mins from Hobart. It is a fall I have been meaning to get to for quite a long time, and took the opportunity a few weeks ago as there had been plenty of rain and it was a nice overcast day – great for visiting waterfalls 🙂...Read More

Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

My autumn 2019 workshops are starting to fill up – and the Tarkine trip is in fact now fully booked. Contact me to register interest or book one of the other trips! Cradle Mountain: April 7~10, 2019; $1995 per person. Four days at Cradle Mountain shooting sunrise, sunset AND night sky at Dove Lake. During...Read More

Southern Lights August 2017

The southern lights have been a little few and far between lately – and by “lately”, I mean the past year or two… This is not unexpected or surprising, as we are now well into solar minimum, so solar activity is low and the aurora is less frequent. The aurora is still appearing periodically, but...Read More

Harridge Falls

Harridge Falls is in north east Tasmania and starts from an unmarked location on the A3 highway near Weldborough. When we visited earlier this year the falls were basically in flood so there weren’t a great deal of options composition-wise. I certainly wasn’t going to step out into this torrent! It looks like a great...Read More

Aurora Chasing Hints from the Jetstar Magazine

A friend saw a familiar name in an aurora chasing hints article in the current edition of the Jetstar magazine and was good enough to snaffle me a copy! As well as camera setting type questions, it was great they included my comments re checking out locations during daylight hours rather than arriving in unfamiliar...Read More

Spring in the Forest

Spring has sprung! Some shots from a day tour to Mt Field and the Styx Valley earlier this week. One of the major highlights of spring is searching for tiny little orchids which appear out of the forest floor. In the Styx there was a nice patch of bird orchids right below the big trees...Read More

Mt Paris Dam

There are a lot of hidden gems in Tasmania’s north east. A major one is the Mt Paris dam, on the back road from Branxholm to Weldborough. The area has a great deal of rich mining heritage, and this dam was built during the 1930’s. Dotted throughout the north east forests are water races, historic...Read More

Sunset Hobart

My little go-to spot for sunset is in Bellerive, and a couple of nights ago I noticed this great cloud formation out west and decided it could be worth a quick trip out. Here’s what happened next 🙂 Shot in Bellerive, using my Pentax K1 and a B+W 10 stop ND.  One of my favourite features...Read More