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Cradle Mountain

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

Tasmanian Fagus & Macro Photography

As well as adding a beautiful splash of colour when taking grand, wide open landscape photographs, the Tasmanian fagus is a wonderful subject for macro photography. After a couple of days walking through the clouds and snow and hail beyond Marions Lookout, I spent my last morning at Dove Lake on the slopes of Mt...Read More

Fagus – Cradle Mountain in Autumn

In follow up to my previous Fagus Watch 2013 post, here are some shots of Tasmania’s fagus in all it’s glory. Last week the clouds were down and the orange glow of the fagus was at it’s peak at Cradle Mountain. These shots are all from the area around the base of Cradle Mountain along...Read More

Turning of the Fagus Tasmania: Mt Field & Cradle Mountain

Autumn is when the turning of the fagus occurs in Tasmania. The fagus is Australia’s only native winter-deciduous tree and attracts visitors from all over from mid April to early May. The fagus is very rare and is found only in mountainous areas of western Tasmania. It is an ancient tree from the family “Nothofagus”...Read More

Cradle Mountain Photography Tour Highlights

Last week’s Cradle Mountain photography tour coincided with one of Tasmania’s hottest ever days. Shooting the rainforest in these conditions was always going to be tricky but we took a short visit to Weindorfer’s forest behind the old Waldheim hut – which is coincidentally celebrating it’s centenary this year. My workshops are designed with flexibility...Read More

Rainforest Walks at Cradle Mountain

The most often photographed scenes at Cradle Mountain are the classic “postcard” shots of the mountain and Dove Lake, with perhaps a rock here or a boatshed there. The “hidden” beauty at Cradle Mountain, and what makes it such a great place to photograph – in any weather – is the rainforest. Depending on the...Read More