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Bay of Fires North East Tasmania

Humpback Whales off Binalong Bay

During last weeks Bay of Fires workshop my guests and I were extremely fortunate to experience a small family of humpback whales off Binalong Bay! We were on board the Bay of Fires Eco Tours Cruise, and the skipper very kindly stopped and let us view the gentle giants of the ocean and we enjoyed...Read More

Bay of Fires Sunset – Picnic Rocks

The Picnic Rocks put on an absolute ripper of a Bay of FIres sunset on a recent trip. You need a lot to go right when photographing the sunset and everything sure went right this particular trip! In fact for most of the week away my guests (and I won’t lie to you – me...Read More
Jupiter Scorpio Milky Way

Jupiter Rising

There has been a stunning sight of Jupiter rising in the east these past few weeks. Just on dark, and rising right along with the core of the Milky Way, has been an incredibly bright “star” just below the scorpion, and beside Sagittarius. Just below Sagittarius is the ringed planet, Saturn. These shots were taken...Read More

Bay of Fires – Grants Point

Grants Point is another stunning photo location in Tasmania’s Bay of Fires region. I spent a night here recently and caught a sunset/dusk and sunrise/dawn that were (literally) night and day in terms of results. The dusk shoot was under an utterly cloudless sky. This location faces east, so I wasn’t here to shoot the...Read More

The Crepuscular Bay of Fires

This very crepuscular sunrise was the highlight of one of my Bay of Fires workshops earlier this year. We ventured down to the famous Bay of Fires Tree and the dawn was very grey to begin with, and the pre dawn offered very little in the way of colour and light. Shortly after sunrise however,...Read More

…and then the pelican yawned

Had a bit of fun shooting a pelican last month in the Bay of Fires. The angle was really interesting as he was in some great light off in the distance while I was deep in the shadows, and I was able to frame him nicely between some foreground rocks. The longest lens I had...Read More

Binalong Bay Sunset Shoot

Here are some shots of a Binalong Bay sunset from not too long ago. As with a lot of shoots it is not necessarily the actual sunset itself, but the colour that is thrown up in all parts of the sky that makes these shoots so enjoyable.The sunset itself this evening was not a particularly great...Read More

Bay of Fires Tasmania: Eddystone Point

Eddystone Point in Tasmania’s Bay of Fires is located towards the southern end of the Mt William National Park and is close to one hours driving time from St Helens. Eddystone Point Lighthouse The point is famous for its lighthouse, which is still in use (automated) these days. It is also a spectacular location for...Read More

Bay of Fires Photography Tour Report

During December I ran my 3 day Bay of Fires photography tour as a private tour, and here are a few of the highlights. The workshop is based at Tidal Waters in St Helens where we are a 10 minute drive from the wonderful Bay of Fires coast around Binalong Bay. In the three days...Read More

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. There are many “locations within a...Read More

Picnic Rocks Tasmania: Bay of Fires

The Picnic Rocks Tasmania are tucked away near Eddystone Point in the lovely Bay of Fires region. Access is via the Ansons Bay Rd which leaves the Tasman Highway just out of St Helens in the states north east. The road is unsealed but for the most part quite good, although there are a few...Read More