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Tarkine Coast: Granville Harbour

The Tarkine is known for its wild and rugged coastline as the winds of the “Roaring 40s” batter Tasmania’s west coast. Apart from the very well known town of Strahan, there are mostly only small “shack” towns along the west coast, including Granville Harbour, between Zeehan and Corinna.

Granville Harbour Tarkine Coast

Granville Harbour Tarkine Coast – our sunset location on the Tarkine Photography Tour, May 2-6 2015.

I run an annual 5 day photography workshop in the Tarkine, and Granville Harbour is one of the highlights. We are planning a late afternoon session here on Tasmania’s West Coast, and the rugged rocky coastline will make for some great composition opportunities.

Rocky coastline at Granville Harbour on Tasmania's Tarkine coast

Rocky coastline at Granville Harbour on Tasmania’s Tarkine coast

Long Exposure Seascapes – Granville Harbour

I have long enjoyed shooting long exposure seascapes, and during the workshop we will discuss the use of filters, in particular neutral density filters to achieve really nice results during dusk shoots. My personal favourite filter is the 10 stop ND, which I used at Granville Harbour to capture the following photos on a brooding, grey afternoon.

The Tarkine Coast on a stormy afternoon

The Tarkine coast on a stormy afternoon at Granville Harbour. My 10 stop ND filter allowed for some dramatic results.

The lichen on these rocks is a major feature and greatly assists composition. These two rocks really stood out, and the bleak grey sky was a perfect backdrop.

Lichen covered rocks in Granville Harbour

Lichen covered rocks in Granville Harbour. Tarkine photography tour May 2-6, 2015.

Tarkine Photography Workshop – The Details

The workshop will be based at Corinna, for four nights, and runs in autumn each year. The tour fee is all inclusive – that is transport to and from Corinna, 4 nights accommodation, all meals and two tutors to answer all your questions. For all the details on the trip click here.

To book a place please contact me as soon as possible!

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.