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Mt Field Lake Fenton Fagus

A Lake Fenton fagus trip is always worthwhile, even late in the fagus season – ie right about now. There was a lovely mist and therefore a nice, even light over Mt Field today. The fagus is Australia’s only native deciduous tree, and is a relic from the days of Gondwana. It is a wonderful...Read More

Macro Photos from Mt Field and the Styx Valley

Macro photos are great in Tasmania at any time of the year with each of the four seasons offering something unique to photograph. In autumn it is the colourful fungi of the forest floor that demand attention and in spring it is the new growth of the ferns or the tiny little flowers, in this...Read More

Rainforest Photos Tasmania: Mt Field & Styx Valley

Mt Field and the Styx Valley are close to Hobart and are magnificent places to take rainforest photos. The Tasmanian rainforest is characterised by the dark green of the ancient myrtle beech and sassafras trees, punctuated here and there by the more brilliant green of the tall tree-ferns. At Mt Field, there are a number...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

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

Tasmanian Photography Locations Part I: Gordon River Road

I am often asked what my own personal favourite location to shoot in Tasmania is and funnily enough I always struggle to have one straight off the bat answer, so I thought I’d compile a list of 5 regions which have provided me with some of my most memorable photographic experiences over the past few years. Part 1: Gordon...Read More

Autumn in Tasmania: Fagus Mt Field

Autumn in Tasmania means one thing – the turning of the fagus. Mt Field is the most accessible place to view the autumn display of Tasmania’s Fagus (Nothofagus gunii) which is a Tasmanian endemic tree, and Australia’s only native deciduous tree – meaning unlike the eucalypts and rainforest species which keep their leaves green all year...Read More

Fagus at Tarn Shelf, Mt Field

Tasmania’s Gondwanic connection is firing at the moment, as the autumn colour returns to Australia’s only winter deciduous tree, the Fagus. Each autumn, around Anzac day, the small green leaves of the fagus, which is a Tasmanian endemic found only in the higher mountainous areas of western Tasmania, change into hues of yellow, orange and (if you’re lucky),...Read More