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Tessellated Pavement Aurora

Well I got my wish! On my most recent blog post just a couple of days ago I commented it would be nice to get another aurora sometime soon and last night the numbers looked good, and the sky relatively clear so I packed and took off for Eaglehawk Neck for another crack at catching...Read More

Australian Geographic Aurora Australis Feature

And now for a little shameless self promotion – after all, isn’t that what the internet is all about! – one of my images has been included in this months Australian Geographic aurora australis feature! The image was from the amazing all night aurora of October 7-8 2015. After shooting hours of timelapse footage I...Read More

Tasmanian Aurora Chasers Feature on ABC 7:30!

Last Wednesday (September 2, 2015) Tasmanian aurora chasers featured on a segment on the ABC’s 7:30. The segment included an interview with yours truly (!) and followed me on a trip to the Tessellated Pavements (Eaglehawk Neck) to capture footage in the field. As luck would have it – and I seem to have a...Read More

Night Sky Timelapse in Tasmania

I put together this night sky timelapse of some shots I took last night in pursuit of the aurora – I missed out on the highlight of the show sadly, but was ever hopeful despite some major clouds. I started shooting with the thought in mind that maybe the clouds would part and a booming...Read More

Night Sky Photography Workshop at Cradle Mountain

Lightning has struck twice! During last weeks night sky photography workshop at Cradle Mountain the Aurora australis came out to play (admittedly it was a somewhat weak aurora but nevertheless it was there…) The reason I say lightning has struck twice is because in March 2013, during the seven day Tasmanian photography workshop I run...Read More

Australia Post Southern Lights Stamp Series

There is some exciting news that I have been waiting months to share – my Coles Bay Aurora Australis photo will be featured in an upcoming Australia Post Southern lights stamp series! Click here to view the July/August edition of Australia Posts “Stamp Bulletin” magazine, and fast forward through to page 18-19 (if it doesn’t...Read More

April 30 2014 Aurora Australis Tasmania – Timelapse

As you have no doubt heard by now there was a rather impressive display of the southern lights on Wednesday night (April 30).  The aurora was present right on dark, which conveniently at this time of year is around 6:30pm, so it was seen and photographed by many people all over Tasmania. A funny thing...Read More

Southern Lights Tasmania 2014: South Arm April 21

Southern Lights Tasmania 2014 – this year has been a little light on for great displays of the aurora australis, but over the past couple of weeks we have been treated to two. I missed the first one – mistakenly looking at the clouds and going to bed. It seems the clouds cleared soon after...Read More

New Book! The Aurora Chasers Handbook

There is a brand new book, “The Aurora Chasers Handbook” which is out now, just in time for Christmas all about Tasmania’s magnificent southern lights, the Aurora Australis! The book is 96 pages and features the photographs of many Tasmanian landscape photographers, as well as great information explaining the phenomenon that is the aurora, including...Read More

Aurora Australis Tasmania May 2013: Cradle Mountain!

I am sure regular readers know of my obsession with the aurora australis as many of my posts since last spring would attest 🙂 Early this month I was shooting the autumn colours at Cradle Mountain and in the very early hours of May the 2nd the aurora australis popped up behind the snowy crags...Read More

Aurora Australis at Freycinet, Tasmania

I just had the most amazing photographic experience of my life… Myself & Michael Snedic run a 7 day Tasmanian photography workshop and on Sunday night (March 17), right in the middle of our workshop, we all experienced and photographed the wonderful Southern Lights, or Aurora Australis. Anyone who has been regularly visiting my website...Read More