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Tasmanian Landscape Photography: Sunrise Mt Wellington

Sunrise Mt Wellington – a series of shots taken last week during the Dark Mofo lightshow which has been all the rage the past couple of weeks in Hobart.

Sunrise over Hobart from Mt Wellington, Tasmania

Sunrise and Dark Mofo lightshow over Hobart from Mt Wellington, Tasmania

It took me a while to stumble across the dolerite boulders on Mt Wellington to get into position but when I did, the sunrise was just starting to appear. I only had a short amount of time to shoot the Dark Mofo lightshow, as it is turned off at dawn but the images above and below both contain the lights of “Articulated Intersect” – look closely!

Dark Mofo and city lights from Mt Wellington, Tasmania

Dark Mofo and city lights from Mt Wellington, Tasmania

Once the artificial lights were switched off natures lightshow slowly but surely took over. The contrast of the red and orange fire of the sunrise against the stark colourless tones of the mist and rocks was magnificent to watch.

Sunrise Mt Wellington Hobart

Sunrise Mt Wellington Hobart

The image above was a 6 minute exposure captured with the use of a 10 stop ND filter, while the shot below was taken immediately after with no filter attached at all.

Tasmanian landscape photography - Sunrise and morning mist, Mt Wellington

Tasmanian landscape photography – Sunrise and morning mist, Mt Wellington

All my Tasmanian landscape photography is available as fine art photographic prints, carefully printed on cotton rag media such as Portfolio Rag by Museo; or Rag Photographique by Canson. I print to Canvas too. Please check out my online gallery to browse through my full range of images. Contact me to discuss purchases.

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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.