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Tasmania’s Forests – Upper Florentine Valley

Tasmania’s forests are a source of great inspiration. The Upper Florentine Valley is a place I visit quite regularly. I have camped there, and spent many days out there immersed in the ancient forest landscape searching for fungi and generally just marvelling at the beautiful greenness. Last time I went, I took the drone along for a whole new perspective 🙂

Tasmanian forests - Upper Florentine Valley

South west Tasmania – the Saw Back Range and Thumbs along with the Florentine forests

It was a brilliant blue and sunny day and therefore not necessarily the best for photographing beneath the forest canopy anyway, so – taking my cue from that old sailor – I just went to see what I could see, see, see…

Tasmanian forests - Upper Florentine Valley

South west Tasmania – the Saw Back Range and Thumbs along with the Florentine forests

One thing I am noticing with the drone is that I am really enjoying it on blue sunny days. I don’t normally shoot a lot in these conditions – preferring morning or dusk light, as well as atmospheric mist or clouds. Don’t get me wrong, the drone flying through mist is magnificent too of course!

south west tasmania upper florentine valley

A birds eye view of the forests of the Upper Florentine Valley

I took a few shots from just above the tops of the trees as well to try and capture their epic heights. You can clearly see the green rainforest canopy, and how far beneath the tops of the giant eucalypts it is. These are some impressive trees, whether you are viewing them from above or below!

tasmanias forests - upper florentine valley

The view from tree-height

 

Tasmania's forests - a birds eye view

Tasmania’s forests – a birds eye view

 

Tasmania's forests - a birds eye view

Tasmania’s forests – a birds eye view. Clear view of the rainforest understorey and the giant eucalypts

Given the corona-lockdown I don’t know when I’ll be out this way again but here’s hoping it isn’t too much longer. Autumn means fungi in the forest and hopefully some misty moody goodness too 🙂

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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.