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Winter at Freycinet – the Milky Way

Next month I will be running a special winter light and astro photography workshop at Freycinet and to whet your appetite, here are some shots from a couple of years ago.

The Milky Way dominates the winter sky at Freycinet

The Milky Way dominates the winter sky at Freycinet

Don’t let the cold weather put you off – winter is a stunning time to explore Tasmania! Especially for photographers – the days are short and there is lovely light over the landscape for a good part of those short hours. And at night – shots like these can be had very early in the evening, as it is dark by 6:00!

Milky way over the Freycinet Peninsula

Milky way over the Freycinet Peninsula

 

Milky Way from Sleepy Bay

Milky Way from Sleepy Bay

This new workshop is running from July 22-25, which, by no coincidence is new moon, meaning the night sky will be extremely dark. Our goal is to shoot the Milky Way, Magellanic Clouds and – fingers crossed, on top of all that, the Aurora Australis.

Airglow and Milky Way over Freycinet

Airglow and Milky Way over Freycinet

Freycinet is a great location to shoot the aurora, with the iconic Hazards (mountains) in the foreground or from various vantage points around the National Park.

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Fingers crossed for a sight like this!

As well as our astro shoot/s, we will of course fill our days exploring the park – by air, sea and foot! To really capture the winter light, we will join Freycinet Air for a scenic flight and Wineglass Bay Cruises for a half day cruise!

Freycinet astro photography workshop tasmania

Freycinet by day – our base for the trip is the luxurious Freycinet Lodge

On the final day of the trip, we will stop in at the Tasmanian Landscapes Gallery in Richmond to do a post processing session based on the images we have captured during the week. This tour really does have everything! View all the details, and fill out the booking form, on the dedicated page on my website.

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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.