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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

Aurora Chasing Hints from the Jetstar Magazine

A friend saw a familiar name in an aurora chasing hints article in the current edition of the Jetstar magazine and was good enough to snaffle me a copy! As well as camera setting type questions, it was great they included my comments re checking out locations during daylight hours rather than arriving in unfamiliar...Read More

Spring in the Forest

Spring has sprung! Some shots from a day tour to Mt Field and the Styx Valley earlier this week. One of the major highlights of spring is searching for tiny little orchids which appear out of the forest floor. In the Styx there was a nice patch of bird orchids right below the big trees...Read More

Mt Paris Dam

There are a lot of hidden gems in Tasmania’s north east. A major one is the Mt Paris dam, on the back road from Branxholm to Weldborough. The area has a great deal of rich mining heritage, and this dam was built during the 1930’s. Dotted throughout the north east forests are water races, historic...Read More

Sunset Hobart

My little go-to spot for sunset is in Bellerive, and a couple of nights ago I noticed this great cloud formation out west and decided it could be worth a quick trip out. Here’s what happened next 🙂 Shot in Bellerive, using my Pentax K1 and a B+W 10 stop ND.  One of my favourite features...Read More

The Crepuscular Bay of Fires

This very crepuscular sunrise was the highlight of one of my Bay of Fires workshops earlier this year. We ventured down to the famous Bay of Fires Tree and the dawn was very grey to begin with, and the pre dawn offered very little in the way of colour and light. Shortly after sunrise however,...Read More

Cape Tourville

Cape Tourville is a wonderful short walk in the Freycinet National Park. It offers outstanding views of the Hazards, Freycinet Peninsula and north to the Friendly Beaches. It is also the easiest way to get a glimpse of Wineglass Bay – seen in the image below as the sandy beach right in the middle, between...Read More

Dusk at the Cradle Mountain Boatshed

A major highlight of my Cradle Mountain photography workshops is sunrise and sunset down at Dove Lake. On my last trip back in June, the mountain had a nice layer of snow, and dusk at the boat shed brought some very subtle and muted colours. These shots were taken with my 10 stop ND filter...Read More

Red Hygrocybe mushroom Tasmania

Today’s post is about this nice red fungi. I dont know much about it other than that it is reasonably common in the Tasmanian rainforest.  I am quite sure it is a Hygrocybe. I have a sneaking suspicion it might perhaps be a Hygrocybe firma, but for the time being here are the pics 🙂...Read More