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Florentine Valley Tall Trees

The Florentine Valley stretches north from Maydena, passing to the west of Mount Field National Park and contains beautiful old forest, including rainforest and glorious tall trees. Given most of the valley itself is not National Park (indeed there is quite a lot of logging in the area) it is a great place to send up the drone, to photograph the mountains and tall trees of Mt Field and the south west.

A snowy Mt Field and the Florentine Valley tall trees

A snowy Mt Field and the Florentine Valley tall trees

 

Tall trees and Mt Field from the Florentine Valley

Tall trees and Mt Field from the Florentine Valley

I visited the area a few times over the winter, usually alongside a trip to the Styx Valley. These blue sky shots were a particular highlight, captured a few days after a pretty big snow dump. The mountains in the background in the photos above are Florentine Peak and Tyenna Peak, below is Mt Field West.

Mt Field West from the Florentine

Mt Field West from the Florentine

 

The Needles in the late afternoon light

The Needles in the late afternoon light

I visited early one other morning too, and captured a nice pink glow in the western sky over some tall trees which I think are going to be the focus of an event called “Floz Fest” in a couple of weeks. There will be guides present to show people around the area, including a “long lost” walking track in the Lady Binney forest, so I am looking forward to checking that out 🙂

Tall trees at dawn in Tasmania's Florentine Valley

Tall trees at dawn in Tasmania’s Florentine Valley

There are quite a few spots to explore in the area, including the 4wd track up to Tim Shea, and the hour long walk to the Growling Swallet which are both great spots to visit. If you know where to look too, you might find relics of yesteryear in abandoned old huts that are slowly being reclaimed by the forest.

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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.