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Cradle Mountain and Central North

Dusk at the Cradle Mountain Boatshed

A major highlight of my Cradle Mountain photography workshops is sunrise and sunset down at Dove Lake. On my last trip back in June, the mountain had a nice layer of snow, and dusk at the boat shed brought some very subtle and muted colours. These shots were taken with my 10 stop ND filter...Read More

Enchanted Walk Cradle Mountain

Enchanted Walk Cradle Mountain – in the snow! Most visitors to Cradle Mountain, particularly those staying at the Cradle Mountain Lodge would have given the short Enchanted Walk a go. It is an easy boardwalk alongside the Pencil Pine Creek, and generally only takes around 20 minutes. Last month, however, due to the huge amount...Read More

Sunrise at the Vale of Belvoir lookout

The Vale of Belvoir lookout is a short drive out of Cradle Mountain and on a fine day is one of the few places outside the National Park that you can actually get a glimpse of Cradle Mountain. During September 2017 there were huge snowfalls across western Tasmania, including Cradle Mountain. So much so, that...Read More

Dawn shoot on the Pelion Plains

On my recent trip down the Overland Track I stayed a couple of nights at the “Palace” – the rather large hut on Pelion Plains. The plan was to capture some nice sunrise and sunset shots across to Mt Oakleigh. I have climbed Mt Oakleigh before – but never shot it! After arriving in mist...Read More

Barn Bluff

Of my many trips to Cradle Mountain I was yet to climb Barn Bluff, something I was keen to rectify on a recent walk down Tasmania’s Overland Track. Barn Bluff is first spotted just beyond Marions Lookout in the distance beyond Cradle Mountain. As a day-walk, it would be a very long day and only...Read More

Devils in the snow Cradle Mountain

Recently I had the rather unique experience of photographing the Tasmanian Devils in the snow at Cradle Mountain! My Cradle Mountain photography workshops all include a visit to the wonderful devil conservation park Devils@Cradle, and in early May our visit co-incided with a few flurries of snow. While snow might have made our sunrise sessions...Read More

Marakoopa Cave at Mole Creek

The Marakoopa Cave, along with the nearby King Solomon Cave, is one of the main public access caves in the Mole Creek Karst National Park. The caves have formed in the limestone bedrock over millions of years and are intricately lit up and access is only available on a guided tour arranged at the nearby...Read More

Cradle Mountain Dove Lake – From the Vault

This is a selection of photos of the place I clearly visit the most, Cradle Mountain. Usually on one of my photography workshops but of course in my own time too – there is so much to see and do at Cradle Mountain. Short walks such as the Enchanted Walk and Weindorfers Forest are a...Read More

Photoshop Dehaze Feature

At the risk of sounding a little behind the times, I have fairly recently discovered the “dehaze” feature in Adobe Camera Raw for Photoshop! A quick google search reveals it was announced around a year ago (eg this article on PetaPixel), but it obviously escaped my attention at the time… For anyone else who may...Read More

Fagus at Suttons Tarn, Cradle Mountain

There is a little spot at Cradle Mountain that has been on my radar for a long time and this autumn, I finally got out to see it – Suttons Tarn. How to find Suttons Tarn For those reasonably familiar with the Cradle Mountain area, Suttons Tarn is up behind Kitchen Hut right at the...Read More

Tasmanian Bushfires

Summer 2015-16 is going to long be remembered for a series of major Tasmanian bushfires which thankfully have had very little impact on life and property, but have nonetheless been utter disasters – if for no other reason than what they potentially signify for what’s to come in a drier and warmer 21st century as...Read More