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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

Bushwalking in Tasmania – Mt Field East

Summer means bushwalking in Tasmania – with big ol’ blue skies and nice warm weather. The other day we took advantage of some stellar February weather and trundled off to Mt Field East. Mt Field East again is a dolerite mountain, although the tall columns of rock have long since collapsed and the mountain is...Read More

Japan Earthquakes 2011 Animated Graphic

I found this fascinating animated graphic which shows the date and the magnitude of each and every earthquake that was felt across Japan last year. It’s all fairly unremarkable right up until around March 9 when a few big ones hit off the north east coast, and then the big one hits on March 11 which triggers the massive tsunami and thousands...Read More

Life in the Cushion Plants

Summer in the mountains is flower time. Most Tasmanian flowers are small enough as it is, but the flowers that bloom on the cushion plants are very small indeed. Cushion plants, for those who aren’t familiar with them, are a very rigid plant that grows on the ground in bright green round clumps. It is an...Read More

Seascape Photography at Tessellated Pavements, Eaglehawk Neck

The Tessellated Pavements at Eaglehawk Neck is a great location to work on your seascape photography. It’s orientation to the east makes it great for sunrise photos, and the lines, cracks and rocks all along the foreshore are a photographer’s dream come true for making interesting and unique compositions. For me sunrise photography is more...Read More

Douglas Apsley National Park, Tasmania

The Douglas Apsley National Park is something of a “quiet achiever” type of park. It doesn’t have the crowd-drawing, eye-popping “stunning” type of landmarks that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to Wineglass Bay or the Bay of Fires which are both nearby, but it’s charm is that you can have a more peaceful visit...Read More

Vale of Belvoir

The Vale of Belvoir is a beautiful and environmentally significant region located a short distance from Cradle Mountain in Tasmania’s central north. It’s preservation was called “the Tasmanian conservation triumph of the 21st century” as the valley is filled with rare and endangered plant species and provides home to Tasmania’s dwindling population of Tasmanian Devil and...Read More

Exhibition Wrap Up

All of a sudden, “Rebuilding Lives”, our Fundraising Exhibition for Japan in the wake of the Earthquake & Tsunami disasters of March 11, is finished. There was a great turn out all week and we sincerely thank the people of Hobart for their wonderful generosity and empathy towards the people of Tohoku, Japan. On Opening Night I dedicated the picture above to...Read More

Thank you Hobart!

Our sincerest thanks to everybody who has visited the exhibition in the past couple of days. Opening Night on Monday was a great success with the Pavilion basically full at 6:30 for the speeches and people displaying great generosity with their donations. Thanks also to Japanese Vice Consul Mr Sato who came from Melbourne to open the event. All funds raised...Read More

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami – Fundraising Exhibition

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami 2011: “Rebuilding Lives” Photographic Exhibition and Fundraiser for North East Japan Waterside Pavilion, Mawson Place, Hobart Waterfront November 21 – 27, 2011 Opening Hours: Monday 21st 6:00 pm onwards Tues 22nd – Fri 25th 11:00 ~ 6:00 Sat 26th and Sun 27th 9:00 ~ 3:00 ** Taiko Drum performance Saturday 1:00 pm **...Read More

Masked Owl Release at Tasmania’s Raptor Refuge

A few weeks ago I photographed Craig down at the Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania Inc in southern Tasmania as he released a young female Masked Owl back into the wild. The evening started with a little suspicion on the Owl’s part regarding just what exactly Craig’s intentions were, and she kept a close eye on him – taking...Read More