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Exploring Tasmania’s Tarkine: Corinna & the Pieman River

There is no doubt that Tasmania’s Tarkine region is one of, if not the best, places to photograph in Tasmania. It is a unique wilderness of rugged coastlines; deep, dark rainforest and beautiful mountain vistas. The small town of Corinna on the banks of the Pieman River is a perfect base for exploring the Tarkine, and...Read More

Autumn in Tasmania: Fagus on Mt Murchison

Autumn has arrived on Mt Murchison, on Tasmania’s West Coast. Located right behind the small town of Tullah, Mt Murchison is a particularly rewarding walk, as it is the only place where all the mountains of Tasmania’s world famous Overland Track can be seen from outside the national park. Autumn is a particularly beautiful time...Read More

Hobart – Spectacular Sunset Capital of Australia

Short but sweet post tonight – tonight’s sunset over Hobart was a pastel of colours not just in the sky but also reflected in the waters of the Derwent River at Bellerive, and the rocky foreshore did it’s own impersonation of the Tessellated Pavements. There have been some stunning sunrises & sunsets lately – make sure you make...Read More

Cradle Mountain Summit

This summer we crossed one of those “to do” things off our Tassie list – doing the Cradle Mountain summit walk! We had an absolutely perfect run of weather up there and as well as one really stunning dusk at Dove Lake the weather for climbing the mountain was perfect. And judging by the crowds we weren’t the only ones...Read More

Day Walks in Tasmania’s South West: Lake Skinner

Lake Skinner is a very satisfying day walk in Tasmania’s South West. The South West National Park is so vast it is often difficult to know where to go for a short but satisfying day walk, but Lake Skinner and Mt Snowy South is definitely a good one. Access is through the forestry roads near...Read More

From the Vaults II: Wylds Craig

Following on from my earlier “From the Vault” post, here is a “historic” selection of photos from one of my first overnight bushwalks in Tasmania – Wylds Craig in the Florentine Valley. Again this was in the pre-digital days, and on this trip I had a roll of Fuji Velvia in the trusty ol’ Pentax MZ50. After a relatively...Read More

Fukushima Memorial March 8, 2012 – Hobart

Today in Hobart Greens Alderman Bill Harvey organised a gathering in rememberence of the triple disaster in Japan which occurred one year ago Sunday. The gathering started with a minutes silence for the victims of the magnitude 9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami of March 11, 2011; and for the nuclear crisis which continued for basically the whole of 2011...Read More

Photography at Hobart’s Mt Wellington

Mt Wellington is the 1270 metre high peak that overlooks Hobart. It is unmissable as you drive into Hobart from any direction – just look out for the giant TV tower on the top! Situated to Hobart’s west, Mt Wellington is a great subject for sunsets as the dark silhouette of the mountain is framed by a fiery sky....Read More

Boobook Owl: Raptor Refuge

Here are some recent shots of the Boobook Owl, from the Raptor & Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania Inc. The Raptor Refuge is a volunteer run centre for rehabilitating injured raptors. These birds are often brought to the Refuge after being hit by cars, flying into power lines or even intentionally injured. Craig and the volunteers at the Refuge nurse them...Read More

Macro Photography – Tasmania’s Alpine Plants

Some macro shots of the alpine plants encountered on our recent visit to Mt Field East. The bright sunny conditions weren’t necessarilly the best for wide landscape photos, so most of what I did was macro and abstract photography. Often these shots involved shading the subject from the harsh sun with an umbrella. Sometimes I think...Read More