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Middlesex Plains

Over the winter I added a new dimension to my photography with the purchase of a DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone! There has been a fair bit to learn obviously, and I am still well and truly a beginner but I was able to get a good trial run in recently under the beautiful morning...Read More

Upcoming Tasmanian Photography Workshops

My autumn 2020 dates are now set, with a real focus on the autumn colours of Cradle Mountain and the Tarkine. Bay of Fires dates TBA shortly. Contact me with any questions or to book a place. Cradle Mountain: April 15~18, 2020; $1995 per person. Four days at Cradle Mountain shooting sunrise, sunset AND night...Read More

Sea Eagle Pieman River Cruise

During this May’s Tarkine photography workshop we were extremely fortunate to witness this white bellied sea eagle during our Pieman River Cruise one morning. We had chartered the little “Sweetwater” vessel, allowing us a private cruise on the Pieman nice and early in the morning when the morning mist was still dancing with the tips...Read More

Tasman Peninsula Blowhole

The Tasman Peninsula Blowhole is a nice little attraction at the entrance to the Tasman Peninsula just after you cross Eaglehawk Neck. As well as the blowhole itself, there is a short walk to a lookout, and further on to the Devils Kitchen and Tasman Arch. The whole area contains some pretty interesting geology and...Read More

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

Par Avion South West Scenic Flights

Par Avion has a number of scenic flights all over Tasmania. A few weeks ago we joined their South West Wilderness Experience to see the sights of Tasmania’s south west. Here are the highlights 🙂                             I hope you have enjoyed the...Read More

Airglow – the other night lights

Often when out chasing the aurora I notice a weakish glow on the back of the camera which at first glance kind of sort of looks a little aurora-ey, but at the same time sort of kind of doesn’t. It is completely invisible to the naked eye, but can be a reasonably strong orange in...Read More

Bay of Fires Sunset – Picnic Rocks

The Picnic Rocks put on an absolute ripper of a Bay of FIres sunset on a recent trip. You need a lot to go right when photographing the sunset and everything sure went right this particular trip! In fact for most of the week away my guests (and I won’t lie to you – me...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
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Jupiter Rising

There has been a stunning sight of Jupiter rising in the east these past few weeks. Just on dark, and rising right along with the core of the Milky Way, has been an incredibly bright “star” just below the scorpion, and beside Sagittarius. Just below Sagittarius is the ringed planet, Saturn. These shots were taken...Read More

Cradle Mountain Photography Workshops

My 4 day Cradle Mountain Photography Workshops have evolved into a biannual event, one in autumn and one in spring. In addition I run private 3 day tours for 1 or 2 guests all year round. All Cradle Mountain trips include sunrise, sunset and (weather permitting) a night sky shoot at Dove Lake. During the...Read More