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Cradle Mountain

Startrails at the Cradle Mountain Boatshed

The Cradle Mountain boatshed needs no introduction – it is one of the most popular spots to visit and photograph for visitors to Cradle Mountain. I regularly visit the boatshed as part of my 3 day photography workshops in the region, and during April, we included a trip to the boatshed on a starry night...Read More

Sunrise Cradle Mountain

Sunrise Cradle Mountain – the aim of photographers everywhere is to capture the soft morning light on the jagged peak of Cradle Mountain, perhaps a reflection in the lake and a bit of mist. I started a recent shoot at the lake, and although it was a beautiful morning, I could see I wasn’t going...Read More

The Art of Fagus

Every autumn in Tasmania we enjoy the spectacle of the “Turning of the Fagus” that is to say, the leaves of the endemic Nothofagus gunnii, change from the deep summer greens to autumnal tones of yellow, orange and red. The best places to view this unique Australian scene are at Mt Field in the south,...Read More

Night Sky Photography Workshop at Cradle Mountain

Lightning has struck twice! During last weeks night sky photography workshop at Cradle Mountain the Aurora australis came out to play (admittedly it was a somewhat weak aurora but nevertheless it was there…) The reason I say lightning has struck twice is because in March 2013, during the seven day Tasmanian photography workshop I run...Read More

Cradle Mountain Photography Workshop Sept 22-24, 2014

I will be running a three day Cradle Mountain photography workshop from September 22 to 24, 2014. By special request, a feature of this workshop will be night sky, so we will spend at least one evening at Dove Lake to look at and photograph the stars. The dates of this workshop have been chosen...Read More

Cradle Mountain sunrise and sunset photos

Whether I am doing photography tuition or “regular” tour guiding with Leatherwood Tasmania Tours the place I come to the most is Cradle Mountain. All of my Cradle Mountain photography tours and workshops include sunrise and sunset photos at Dove Lake whereas other tour groups visit the lake at more conventional hours. Last week I...Read More

Gustav Weindorfer Ceremony, Cradle Mountain

Every year on January 1, there is a memorial ceremony for Gustav Weindorfer at the Waldheim Chalet near Ronney Creek at Cradle Mountain. Weindorfer is the man whose vision and passion for this magnificent area resulted in the creation of the reserve way back in 1922. He, together  with his wife Kate built the original...Read More

Tasmanian Experience – report from Cradle Mountain

The seven day “Tasmanian Experience” photography workshop with myself and Michael Snedic wrapped up today after three nights at Cradle Mountain, followed by two nights at Freycinet and the last night here in Hobart. We were truly blessed with the weather at Cradle Mountain and had clear views of the mountains for all but one...Read More

Aurora Australis Tasmania May 2013: Cradle Mountain!

I am sure regular readers know of my obsession with the aurora australis as many of my posts since last spring would attest 🙂 Early this month I was shooting the autumn colours at Cradle Mountain and in the very early hours of May the 2nd the aurora australis popped up behind the snowy crags...Read More

Crater Falls

Crater Falls is one of the only waterfalls in the Cradle Mountain day walk area. The walk begins at Ronney Creek and you will in fact be walking along the first section of the world famous Overland Track! The first 10 minutes or so is along a nice flat boardwalk through a wide open valley...Read More