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Hobart and surrounds

Sunset Mortimer Bay

Last night’s sunset from Mortimer Bay. Long exposures captured with a 5 stop ND and the “Interval Composite” feature of the Pentax K1.           The last image above also included an interesting lesson from the field. This evening I switched the “Save Process” to ON (normally I have it off). What...Read More
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Dark Mofo Dark Path

The Dark Path was the heart of Dark Mofo this year, incorporating a long walk along a rather minimally lit – some might even say dark, path with tiki torches and moody red lighting in the trees to make sure no one got lost. I also got to wondering if perhaps the Heart Foundation weren’t...Read More

Happy New Year!

Happy new year everybody! Thanks very much for following my photography and I wish you all the best for 2019 and beyond. Here are some shots of Hobart ringing in the New Year, photographed from Lindisfarne.  

Hobart at night – view from Mt Wellington

A few weeks ago I went up Mt Wellington to photograph Comet 46P Wirtanen (those pics are coming soon…). Before leaving I also took a few shots of Hobart at night viewed from on high. There was a very light mist and the stars above the city lights were stunning too. In the shot above,...Read More

Myrtle Forest Falls near Collinsvale

Myrtle Forest Falls is near Collinsvale, around 30 mins from Hobart. It is a fall I have been meaning to get to for quite a long time, and took the opportunity a few weeks ago as there had been plenty of rain and it was a nice overcast day – great for visiting waterfalls 🙂...Read More

Sunset Hobart

My little go-to spot for sunset is in Bellerive, and a couple of nights ago I noticed this great cloud formation out west and decided it could be worth a quick trip out. Here’s what happened next 🙂 Shot in Bellerive, using my Pentax K1 and a B+W 10 stop ND.  One of my favourite features...Read More

MONA Hobart: The Red Queen Exhibition

The Red Queen is the current exhibition at Hobart’s world beating museum and art gallery, MONA (the Museum of Old & New Art). The Red Queen is a reference to the Lewis Carroll classic “Through the Looking Glass” and the exhibition runs until April 21, 2014. Please forgive the lack of writing today and feel...Read More

Waterfalls Tasmania: Snug Falls

Snug Falls is a nice short walk just a little way south of Hobart. I have been in there once before, and was lucky to have a close encounter with a platypus. Spring is the Season for Waterfalls in Tasmania Tasmania is experiencing a very wet and wild spring so far this year and many...Read More

MONA

MONA – the Museum of Old & New Art in Berriedale, Hobart. Sunset tonight from across the water. The afternoon was quite grey and dull, but a fiery orange sunset burnt the sky briefly this evening resulting in these shots. As with pretty much all sunset photo shoots I shot the above with my ND...Read More

Photography Workshops Hobart: Waterfalls & Sunset

I run a half day (5 hour) “Hobart & Surrounds” photography workshop. This workshop includes two of my favourite photography subjects – waterfalls & sunsets! After meeting up at a time to be decided (start time depends on sunset time) we travel to a couple of beautiful waterfalls in the foothills of Mt Wellington for...Read More

Hobart – Spectacular Sunset Capital of Australia

Short but sweet post tonight – tonight’s sunset over Hobart was a pastel of colours not just in the sky but also reflected in the waters of the Derwent River at Bellerive, and the rocky foreshore did it’s own impersonation of the Tessellated Pavements. There have been some stunning sunrises & sunsets lately – make sure you make...Read More