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Hobart at night – view from Mt Wellington

A few weeks ago I went up Mt Wellington to photograph Comet 46P Wirtanen (those pics are coming soon…). Before leaving I also took a few shots of Hobart at night viewed from on high. There was a very light mist and the stars above the city lights were stunning too. In the shot above,...Read More

Misty Mt Wellington

Here are some shots from Mt Wellington as the mist rolled in over Hobart one evening. I really like the contrast of nature in the foreground (ie the boulders and the silhouette of the trees) and the bright lights of Hobart spread out far below. Of all the shots I have to say the 5th...Read More

Mt Wellington Sunrise Over Hobart

Here are some shots of a rather special Mt Wellington sunrise this morning. Most of Hobart was covered with mist and the dawn colour just lingered and lingered meaning I was able to shoot a few, recompose, and shoot some more! I shot two panorama sequences (ie 3 or 4 exposures with the intention of...Read More

Mt Wellington Hikes: Devils Throne

While there are many well known Mt Wellington hikes on the Hobart side of the mountain, the Devils Throne via Thark Ridge is less well known and the trail less maintained. The trail to Thark Ridge has been refreshed and now leaves from the huge car park on the road to the Pinnacle, just past...Read More

Space Weather and Predicting the Aurora

This week the space weather forecast was incredibly certain regarding a very strong display of the aurora, not just here in Tasmania but most likely in the southern states of mainland Australia too. A LOT of people got out to witness the spectacle only to see… well, very little at all. Aurora Jan 9 2014...Read More

Tasmanian Photography: The Colours of Mt Wellington

Tasmanian photography is characterised by remote mountain top views and wilderness forests, but Mt Wellington offers so much for photographers slightly limited by travel or time requirements. Mt Wellington is the spectacular backdrop to Hobart, visible from whichever direction you approach the state capital. At 1271 metres high and with a very good, sealed road...Read More

Snow Gums in the Mist

I have to admit to being severly Hobart-bound lately (more on that later) but something that has been in the back of my mind for quite a while was a visit to Mt Wellington, to photograph the snow gums and rocky dolerite boulder fields on a calm, misty day. Obviously the mountain top attracts people in droves...Read More

Hobart & Mt Wellington

Hobart is a great city, it really is like the “Wilderness Capital of Australia”. It is situated on the Derwent River, which is a large enough port that dozens of giant Cruise Ships come by every summer, the Antarctic research boats make their home here, and even Sea Shepherd seem to have adopted Hobart as...Read More