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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
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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
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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

New Holland Honeyeater

Over this years hot and dry summer I bought a bird bath for the garden and since then have had quite a few visitors. Given the restrictions on travel right now I thought a regular “Update from the Birdbath” might be a way to pass the time. In the past few weeks I have seen...Read More

Tasmania’s Forests – Upper Florentine Valley

Tasmania’s forests are a source of great inspiration. The Upper Florentine Valley is a place I visit quite regularly. I have camped there, and spent many days out there immersed in the ancient forest landscape searching for fungi and generally just marvelling at the beautiful greenness. Last time I went, I took the drone along...Read More
King Billy Track at Cradle Mountain

King Billy Track

The King Billy track is a wonderful short walk which starts and finishes at the Cradle Mountain Lodge – although you don’t strictly need to be a guest of the hotel to stretch your legs on the track. It is also a good spot for fungi too so if the quarantine situation loosens in the...Read More
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Turbulent Times…

I haven’t had much time for my photography lately but I do want to take the time to pass on my best wishes to everyone as the global outbreak of the corona virus forces some pretty tough times upon us. Obviously my wife and I, being self employed in tourism and through my photography, have...Read More