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Bay of Fires Photography: Binalong Bay

Binalong Bay is a tranquil seaside town just out of St Helens in the Bay of Fires region in north east Tasmania. The area is literally a paradise for photographers, with sandy beaches, rocky foreshores and exquisite patterns within the multi-coloured lichen that covers the areas smooth granite boulders.

Binalong Bay Tasmania Bay of Fires

Binalong Bay Tasmania Bay of Fires

There are many “locations within a location” here so it is worth heading out on the dirt roads that traverse Humbug Point Nature Reserve or up the sealed road to the north which leads to the Gardens, with many fine coves and beaches on the way.

Binalong Bay Tasmania Bay of Fires

Stormy sunrise at Binalong Bay in Tasmania’s Bay of Fires

Camping is possible at many locations in the area, such as Cosy Corner and Sloop Reef, or a multitude of accommodation services are available in either Binalong Bay or St Helens.

Binalong Bay Tasmania Bay of Fires

The sunrise pallette stains the sky over Tasmania’s Bay of Fires

The subject of my recent visit to Binalong Bay was this tree, which is in a great spot for the sunrise (above). The weather during my stay was quite overcast, so even the midday shots captured quite a nice bleak and moody atmosphere (below). I have taken to shooting with my B+W 10 Stop ND filter a lot lately and am really enjoying the results – I hope you are too 🙂

Binalong Bay Tasmania Bay of Fires

“The Tree”, Binalong Bay in Tasmania’s Bay of Fires

I will be releasing a 3 day Bay of Fires photography workshop very shortly, so please feel free to contact me to register your interest.

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.