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Chasm Falls

Chasm Falls is a delightful small fall on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, accessed through the small town of Meander. The falls are accessed from the very end of Smoko Road, where you need to cross the Mother Cummings Rivulet on foot, which could be a significant challenge, if not impossible,...Read More

Tasmanian bushfires Jan 2019

Tasmania has been experiencing some terrible bushfires this summer. Bushfires are of course nothing new or even unusual in the Australian bush however it is incredibly sad that fragile alpine ecosystems and rainforests are slowly starting to succumb to a warming climate. Just as the Great Barrier Reef seems to be on the way out,...Read More

Moonrise Cradle Mountain

Moonrise at Cradle Mountain over the peaceful buttongrass moors. January 2019 brought with it a “supermoon” – a full moon which is apparently a little larger than usual. I don’t think its really that noticeable really, but it gets a few headlines 🙂 I was up at Cradle Mountain over those dates and captured an...Read More

Zinc Works Hobart

A few shots of the zinc works in Hobart. The zinc works are in Lutana but great photos can be had from directly across the river in Risdon. Here is a series of shots taken last night as the evening wore on.

Happy New Year!

Happy new year everybody! Thanks very much for following my photography and I wish you all the best for 2019 and beyond. Here are some shots of Hobart ringing in the New Year, photographed from Lindisfarne.  

Comet 46P Wirtanen December 2018

Comet 46P Wirtanen appeared in the skies over Tasmania during the early weeks of December, and I decided to make the effort to get out and see/shoot it one incredibly fine evening (back on Dec 11 to be precise). I decided to head up Mt Wellington – aiming to do a few city light shots...Read More

Hobart at night – view from Mt Wellington

A few weeks ago I went up Mt Wellington to photograph Comet 46P Wirtanen (those pics are coming soon…). Before leaving I also took a few shots of Hobart at night viewed from on high. There was a very light mist and the stars above the city lights were stunning too. In the shot above,...Read More

2019 Calendar Now Available!

** Update – now sold out – thank you to everyone who purchased one ** My 2019 calendar is now available! The cost is $17.00 plus $7.50 postage and can be purchased through Paypal (button below). If you don’t use Paypal or for any other reason you can also contact me directly to order. It...Read More

Myrtle Forest Falls near Collinsvale

Myrtle Forest Falls is near Collinsvale, around 30 mins from Hobart. It is a fall I have been meaning to get to for quite a long time, and took the opportunity a few weeks ago as there had been plenty of rain and it was a nice overcast day – great for visiting waterfalls 🙂...Read More

Southern Lights August 2017

The southern lights have been a little few and far between lately – and by “lately”, I mean the past year or two… This is not unexpected or surprising, as we are now well into solar minimum, so solar activity is low and the aurora is less frequent. The aurora is still appearing periodically, but...Read More

Harridge Falls

Harridge Falls is in north east Tasmania and starts from an unmarked location on the A3 highway near Weldborough. When we visited earlier this year the falls were basically in flood so there weren’t a great deal of options composition-wise. I certainly wasn’t going to step out into this torrent! It looks like a great...Read More