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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

Bay of Fires: Sloop Reef

We spent a fair bit of time at the Sloop Reef during this months Bay of Fires trip. The Sloop Reef is one of my favourite spots and it was great seeing it under moody grey clouds with steady waves crashing below. This selection of photos was captured at dusk. Hoping for a colorful sunset,...Read More

Bay of Fires Night Sky & Aurora Photo Shoot

The Bay of Fires at night can be just as spectacular as it is by day! Here are some photos from a couple of night sky shoots in the area over the last few years, including a cloudy aurora from April 2017. On another visit just this month, we weren’t lucky enough to capture an...Read More

…and then the pelican yawned

Had a bit of fun shooting a pelican last month in the Bay of Fires. The angle was really interesting as he was in some great light off in the distance while I was deep in the shadows, and I was able to frame him nicely between some foreground rocks. The longest lens I had...Read More

Bay of Fires Aurora!

The aurora australis, or Southern Lights, seem to be making a fairly regular appearance during my Tasmanian photography workshops. In the past I have experienced one rather stunning display at Coles Bay as well as a few at Cradle Mountain and now I can add this Bay of Fires aurora to the list too! The...Read More

Bay of Fires Photography Tour Report

During December I ran my 3 day Bay of Fires photography tour as a private tour, and here are a few of the highlights. The workshop is based at Tidal Waters in St Helens where we are a 10 minute drive from the wonderful Bay of Fires coast around Binalong Bay. In the three days...Read More

Picnic Rocks Tasmania: Bay of Fires

The Picnic Rocks Tasmania are tucked away near Eddystone Point in the lovely Bay of Fires region. Access is via the Ansons Bay Rd which leaves the Tasman Highway just out of St Helens in the states north east. The road is unsealed but for the most part quite good, although there are a few...Read More

Photography Workshops Tasmania

Photography Workshops Tasmania ~ Join Tasmanian landscape photographer Luke O’Brien for 1-day or multi-day trips around Australia’s Island State. For full details including itinerary and price, follow the links below. Mt Field & Styx Valley (1 day): Winter and spring are arguably the most spectacular time to photograph Tasmania. If you like lush green rainforest...Read More

Tasmania’s Best 5 Photography Locations: Bay of Fires

Part 4 of my guide to Tasmania’s best is the Bay of Fires region in the north east. This is one area of Tasmania that has been getting a lot of attention internationally lately. Consistently voted one of the worlds best/must see/hidden treasure and so on by international travel experts, the area includes Mt William National...Read More

Bay of Fires, North East Tasmania

The Bay of Fires is a fantastic stretch of coast in NE Tas, stretching from the Mt William National Park in the north, down towards Binalong Bay. Here are a few images from a trip I took to the area  around easter 2009. The Bay of Fires is famous for its brilliant blue sea fringed by the lichen...Read More