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Cradle Mountain

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

Cradle Mountain Photography Tour & Workshop

I run regular Cradle Mountain photography tours to Tasmania’s most celebrated natural icon for groups of two or more on demand. The tour is a 2 night/3 day all expenses included trip to one of Tasmania’s most photogenic locations. Upon arrival we will visit some of the magnificent short rainforest walks in the area, as...Read More

Cradle Mountain Summit

This summer we crossed one of those “to do” things off our Tassie list – doing the Cradle Mountain summit walk! We had an absolutely perfect run of weather up there and as well as one really stunning dusk at Dove Lake the weather for climbing the mountain was perfect. And judging by the crowds we weren’t the only ones...Read More

Life in the Cushion Plants

Summer in the mountains is flower time. Most Tasmanian flowers are small enough as it is, but the flowers that bloom on the cushion plants are very small indeed. Cushion plants, for those who aren’t familiar with them, are a very rigid plant that grows on the ground in bright green round clumps. It is an...Read More

Cradle Mountain Fagus – Lake Rodway

Something you don’t want to miss in Tasmania is a blue sky Autumn walk in the mountains while the fagus is ablaze in its autumnal yellows and oranges, and if you are lucky enough, red (the red fagus leaves are in fact a prized shot of every photographer down here!). When you look at Cradle Mountain front on, the summit...Read More

Tasmanian photography locations: Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain is perhaps the best know Tasmanian photography locations and the beloved symbol of the Tasmanian Wilderness. It is the most well known and most visited part of Tasmania, and a highlight of any Tasmanian photography trip. Dove Lake is at around 900m altitude, and the peak of Cradle Mountain is over 1500m. Walks range...Read More