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Styx Valley Tasmania

Styx Valley Big Tree Reserve

On a recent visit to the Styx Valley big tree reserve I noticed a few changes afoot… It seems almost all of the viewing infrastructure has been taken out. The walking track is still there but the sloped wall you could lie back on to look up at the forest giants is gone. As is...Read More

Humpback Whales off Binalong Bay

During last weeks Bay of Fires workshop my guests and I were extremely fortunate to experience a small family of humpback whales off Binalong Bay! We were on board the Bay of Fires Eco Tours Cruise, and the skipper very kindly stopped and let us view the gentle giants of the ocean and we enjoyed...Read More
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Shooting the Sunrise – Sleepy Bay

Shooting the sunrise can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of landscape photography. Being up before everyone else really awakens that sense of adventure – setting out in the dark and fumbling around with a head-torch to find your location and get your gear set up. More significantly, experiencing the pre-dawn silence and watching...Read More
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Marions Lookout Hike

The Marions Lookout hike at Cradle Mountain is great for those who want to push themselves just that little bit more than the reasonably flat and family friendly Dove Lake circuit hike. Pack some lunch and allow yourself at least half a day – longer if the weather is good and you want to extend...Read More

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

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