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Cradle Mountain in Autumn: Fagus, Fungi and the Night Sky

Autumn is a wonderful time of year for photography and I have set some dates in late April for a 3 day Cradle Mountain photography Workshop to enjoy the colours and sights of autumn in Tasmania.

Autumn in Tasmania - Fagus, Cradle Mountain

Autumn in Tasmania – 3 day photography workshop at Cradle Mountain. April 28-30.

The workshop will run from April 28 ~ 30, and during this time we will shoot 2 sunrises and 2 sunsets at Dove Lake, as well as attempting a night sky session at the lake, where I have had some wonderful experiences in the past, including startrails and the aurora.

Night Sky Photography Workshop at Cradle Mountain

Startrails at Cradle Mountain, part of the autumn photography workshop running April 28-30

During the day we will be exploring the lush green alpine rainforest for two of its most colourful attractions – the tiny autumn fungi on the forest floor, and the leaves of the deciduous beech which should be displaying lovely hues of yellow and orange at this time of year.

Fagus, at Cradle Mountain

Fagus, Tasmania’s deciduous beech at Cradle Mountain

We will also photograph the historic huts at Waldheim and Mt Kate, adding a little human element to the wild natural beauty of this iconic part of Tasmania’s World Heritage Area.

The Dove Lake Boatshed at dusk

Cradle Mountain and the Boat shed at sunset will definitely be on the itinerary!

And as if that wasn’t enough, on the return trip to Hobart we will spend a few hours at Liffey Falls, which is one of Tasmania’s most picturesque waterfalls.

Aurora Australis at Cradle Mountain

The night sky as it appeared during my last night sky photography workshop at Cradle Mountain in September 2014.

The workshop is suitable for all levels of photography experience. I welcome beginners and enjoy teaching, especially out in the field at this time of year!

Fungi, Cradle Mountain

Fungi, Cradle Mountain. Dont forget your macro lens!

All the details about upcoming Cradle Mountain Photography Workshops will be posted on this link.


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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.