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Regnans Falls in Tasmania's Styx Valley of the giants

Regnans Falls, Styx Valley

Regnans Falls in the Styx Valley has been on my radar for a long while now, and I finally made the time to go find it last weekend. It is right beside the Big Tree reserve/walk, around 200 metres past the main visitor area. If you look closely on the right hand side of the...Read More

Mt Wellington’s Disappearing Tarn

I made my first visit to the Disappearing Tarn on Mt Wellington yesterday. The Disappearing Tarn, as it’s name might suggest, is not a permanent water feature on the mountain, and only appears after very heavy rainfall then slowly drains away. Over the past few days there was around 110mm of rain on Mt Wellington...Read More

Tasman Bridge in Blue Hour

This shot has been a little goal of mine for a while now – just a nice, calm shot of the city lights including the Tasman Bridge under the imposing backdrop of Mt Wellington. I wasn’t after a flashy sunset, and I wanted calm weather and clear skies, which we have had in abundance recently...Read More

Purchase Prints Online!

I am very excited to announce I have a brand new online store for purchasing my photographic prints! The new store contains multiple galleries, based on location/region and will be regularly updated with new images. Prints can be purchased in a variety of sizes as photographic prints or as canvas prints with just a couple...Read More

One frozen morning

One frozen morning at Cradle Mountain recently… This was the scene for some guests on a private 3 day photography workshop recently. We drove into Dove Lake for sunrise over the -5 degree landscape. In the pre-dawn twilight we photographed the icy vegetation, including the buttongrass. There was absolutley no wind, and seeing the frozen...Read More
upper quaile falls tasmania

Upper Quaile Falls

My first visit to this fall, Upper Quaile Falls is a very picturesque cascade in the Cradle Mountain area. The fall is actually signposted from the main road to Cradle. You’ll need to be looking closely however as it is an unofficial sign – basically a wooden board nailed to a tree. You follow the...Read More

Sundown Point Petroglyphs

The Sundown Point petroglyphs are a very significant aboriginal cultural site on Tasmania’s west coast. We visited the north west including Arthur River recently and dropped in on the Parks and Wildlife office where we got some incredibly helpful directions on finding them and headed out for sunset at Sundown Point over the petroglyphs. The...Read More
Styx Valley Big Tree Reserve Tasmania

Styx Valley aerial shoot

My first trip out once corona virus travel restrictions were lifted a couple of weeks ago was the Styx Valley and Tims Track. I was keen to go on a bit of a fungi hunt but also took the drone in case there was some nice morning mist to be had. There was 🙂 I...Read More

Pentax Astrotracer Post-processing Technique

The Pentax Astrotracer is a great feature that allows some star tracking which means no star trails, instead you can capture fainter light more clearly by extending shutter speed, and not bumping ISO right up high. The tricky bit is when you incorporate landscape elements in the image, as the Astrotracer will hold the stars...Read More

Mt Wellington fungi forage

Well travel restrictions are starting to ease here in Tasmania and we are now allowed to visit reserves within 30km of home, so for Hobartians this pretty much means Mt Wellington – here we come. Not sure how the ol’ social distancing is going to work in the limited car parks and narrow trails up...Read More

Fagus Reminiscing

Late April in terms of bushwalking in Tasmania is closely associated with the “Turning of the Fagus” – that is, the leaves of Tasmania’s wonderfully unique deciduous beech should be at peak autumn splendor right about now. Given the Covid 19 lockdown means we cannot get out and about as we normally would I have...Read More