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Aurora Australis Tasmania

Australian Geographic Aurora Australis Feature

And now for a little shameless self promotion – after all, isn’t that what the internet is all about! – one of my images has been included in this months Australian Geographic aurora australis feature! The image was from the amazing all night aurora of October 7-8 2015. After shooting hours of timelapse footage I...Read More

Wineglass Bay Aurora!

The aurora put on a killer show on December 20 which I am sad to say – I slept through… Having missed a big one I watched the numbers like a hawk on December 21 and decided there was still enough in it to warrant a trip up the east coast to attempt a Wineglass...Read More

Aurora Timelapse Tasmania – October 7-8 2015

I am still amazed by the light show from October 7-8 2015. I have put together the following timelapse, which is basically a sequence of images covering almost all of the activity from late on October 7 and going right through to around 3:00am on the morning of October 8. The “super” aurora – Oct...Read More

Aurora Tasmania October 7-8 2015

I have been chasing the southern lights for a few years now and last week, on the night of October 7-8, witnessed the most beautiful display of the aurora in Tasmania I have ever seen. Simply beautiful. A very strong arc was visible when I arrived at Nine Pin Point, about an hour south of...Read More

Tasmanian Aurora Chasers Feature on ABC 7:30!

Last Wednesday (September 2, 2015) Tasmanian aurora chasers featured on a segment on the ABC’s 7:30. The segment included an interview with yours truly (!) and followed me on a trip to the Tessellated Pavements (Eaglehawk Neck) to capture footage in the field. As luck would have it – and I seem to have a...Read More

Aurora Chasing Tasmania – Eaglehawk Neck

August 26 was a goodnight for aurora chasing in Tasmania – perfectly clear skies, and a negative Bz lead to the appearance of the southern lights over Eaglehawk Neck and the beautiful Tessellated Pavements. Aurora Chasing Tasmania – The Southern Lights The afternoon began with regular checks on the strength of the Solar Wind, and...Read More

What a night of aurora photography!

Well last night was an absolute epic night of aurora photography! I wasn’t really expecting a show but as usual I checked my app after dinner only to see that the Bz was sitting pretty at -20 and a sighting was basically guaranteed. After somewhat hastily (and hopefully not too rudely!) excusing ourselves from a...Read More

Aurora Timelapse at Cradle Mountain

I have prepared a short aurora timelapse video, this time from Cradle Mountain. The footage is from the night of Saturday November 15, 2014 and the images were captured right smack bang in the middle of the 7 day Cradle Mountain and Freycinet photography workshop which I run with Michael Snedic each November. This means...Read More

Night Sky Timelapse in Tasmania

I put together this night sky timelapse of some shots I took last night in pursuit of the aurora – I missed out on the highlight of the show sadly, but was ever hopeful despite some major clouds. I started shooting with the thought in mind that maybe the clouds would part and a booming...Read More

Australia Post Southern Lights Stamp Series

There is some exciting news that I have been waiting months to share – my Coles Bay Aurora Australis photo will be featured in an upcoming Australia Post Southern lights stamp series! Click here to view the July/August edition of Australia Posts “Stamp Bulletin” magazine, and fast forward through to page 18-19 (if it doesn’t...Read More

April 30 2014 Aurora Australis Tasmania – Timelapse

As you have no doubt heard by now there was a rather impressive display of the southern lights on Wednesday night (April 30).  The aurora was present right on dark, which conveniently at this time of year is around 6:30pm, so it was seen and photographed by many people all over Tasmania. A funny thing...Read More