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Tarkine drone photos

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am now the proud owner of a drone, and last year I spent a bit of time getting to know it and would like to share these Tarkine drone photos with you. It is fascinating getting to know the drone and the potential for new images it...Read More

Happy New Year!

Happy new year everyone! Best wishes for 2020. Here are some shots of the early (family friendly time of 9:30) fireworks last night from Bellerive, hence the bright sky. I was already asleep by midnight… For anyone playing along at home, my settings were: 6 second exposures at f16. ISO100. If this had been the...Read More

Tarkine rainforest and morning mist

I have been visiting the Tarkine since before moving to Tasmania way back in 2004, and have written many little blog posts about my travels there and the picture below to me represents something of a “full-circle” in terms of my own photography. This image is an aerial (drone) photo of the magnificent rainforest and...Read More
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Fungi: Pleurotus purpureo-olivaceus

Over the past few yeas I have photographed many fungi in Tasmania and wanted to start being a little more thorough re ID-ing and recording them, so expect to see lots of random posts now and then as I try and sort through my fungi photos and present them in a somewhat useful manner! Most...Read More

Bay of Fires Night Shoot

Back in October I was the organiser for a group of US photographers for a 14 day trip around Tasmania. We criss-crossed the state enjoying sunrises, sunsets, ancient forests and all those stunning sights Tasmania is known for. Our last port of call was the Bay of Fires where as luck would have it we...Read More

Great Barrier Reef

Back in August, we took a week out of a cold and wet Hobart winter to visit the Great Barrier Reef! We spent our time exploring the Cairns, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation area and marveled at some sights that almost made me think – is this wonderland still actually Australia? 🙂 We joined a Quicksilver...Read More

Tasmania A Photographic Journey

Just a reminder that my book, “Tasmania: A Photographic Journey” is still available and may be just the perfect Christmas gift you are looking for! The cost is $49.95 (plus $10 postage). Postage becomes $7.50 per book when purchasing more than one copy. To order see below: Paypal Invoice If you don’t require postage, don’t...Read More

Fungi in…spring?

I am a big fan of photographing Tasmania’s wonderful fungi and as everyone knows, fungi = autumn, right? Well, as it turns out, fungi = anytime really…     On a recent trip around Tasmania I found a few fungi species including a beautiful pink one I don’t seem to have noticed before, and another...Read More
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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