Dark Mofo – last Siren Call sunrise

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Where: Purdon & Featherstone Reserve, Battery Point, Tasmania

When: 14 June 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Canon 18-135mm lens

Photo details: ISO 100, 18mm, f/3.5, 1/40 sec

Editing: Minor editing in Lightroom Classic CC

Notes: Canon Collective inspired me to climb out of bed at a ridiculous hour in the middle of winter to watch the sun rise and listen to the Siren’s Call. The Siren’s Call was a eery but beautiful tune that was broadcast through hundreds of speakers placed all around Hobart each sunrise and sunset throughout Dark Mofo.

Dark Mofo – Siren Call Sunrise

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Where: Purdon & Featherstone Reserve, Battery Point, Tasmania

When: 14 June 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Canon 18-135mm lens

Photo details: ISO 100, 19mm, f/3.5, 2 secs

Editing: Minor editing in Lightroom Classic CC

Notes: Canon Collective inspired me to climb out of bed at a ridiculous hour in the middle of winter to watch the sun rise and listen to the Siren’s Call. The Siren’s Call was a eery but beautiful tune that was broadcast through hundreds of speakers placed all around Hobart each sunrise and sunset throughout Dark Mofo.

Dark Mofo – morning Siren Call

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Where: Purdon & Featherstone Reserve, Battery Point, Tasmania

When: 14 June 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Canon 18-135mm lens

Photo details: ISO 100, 18mm, f/22.0, 1 sec

Editing: Minor editing in Lightroom Classic CC

Notes: Canon Collective inspired me to climb out of bed at a ridiculous hour in the middle of winter to watch the sun rise and listen to the Siren’s Call. The Siren’s Call was a eery but beautiful tune that was broadcast through hundreds of speakers placed all around Hobart each sunrise and sunset throughout Dark Mofo.

How does the ocean say hello?

A: It waves!

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Where: Seven Mile Beach, Tasmania

When: 30 April 2017

Equipment: Nikon Coolpix S9100 compact camera

Photo details: ISO 160, 12.3mm, f/4.6, 1/1000 sec

Editing: Very very minor adjustment in Lightroom Classic CC

Notes: A beautiful day to walk along the beach. One of those times I’m grateful I nearly always have a camera on me!

Not a one night stand

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Where: Taroona Beach, Tasmania

When: 27 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Tokina 11-16mm lens

Photo details: ISO 800, 11mm, f/2.8, 20 sec

Editing: Very very minor adjustment in Lightroom Classic CC

Notes: Another from the spectacular show the Lady Aurora put on almost a year ago now. This was the first night (it ran spectacularly over 2+ nights). The top of the green was well over halfway up from the horizon…

One person can keep a fishing line clear…

But it takes two to tangle!

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Where: Roches Beach, Lauderdale, Tasmania

When: 8 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Canon 18-135mm lens

Photo details: ISO 100, 22mm, f/22, 1/30sec

Editing: Minor editing down in Lightroom CC

Notes: Took advantage of some mild weather to haul my body and soul down to the beach to watch the sunrise. It was beautiful. Just as I was about to leave, these two gentlemen climbed out of their car, launched their boat and took off quick smart. They weren’t wasting any time!

I feel good . . .

From my head tomatoes.

Where: Taroona Beach, Tasmania

When: 28 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Tokina 11-16mm lens

Photo details: ISO 1600, 11mm, f/2.8, 30 sec

Editing: No editing!

Notes: Last one from that night (for now!!). It’s amazing the buzz you get from aurora hunting. Especially when it’s so exciting as it was for those two nights! This night, I have never seen so many people down on the beach catching the aurora! I honestly would not have been surprised if there had been hundreds down at Taroona Beach trying their luck . . . always good fun!

Went to a seafood disco. . .

Pulled a mussel.

Where: Taroona Beach, Tasmania

When: 28 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Tokina 11-16mm lens

Photo details: ISO 1600, 11mm, f/2.8, 30 sec

Editing: No editing!

Notes: Another shot with the Lady Aurora australis dancing for us. While often the aurora can only be picked up in camera, this night and the night before were perfect opportunties for those who don’t do photography to view it. It was easy to watch the beams dance across the sky…

Dancer’s turn out better

Where: Taroona Beach, Tasmania

When: 27 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Tokina 11-16mm lens

Photo details: ISO 800, 11mm, f/2.8, 30 sec

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: The Lady Aurora Australis has been making a show the past few nights. Part of the reason why I’ve been slack in updating my website . . . And boy has she been putting on a show for us! I pulled up at the beach to try my luck and spotted this from the car.

Those of you who aren’t aware of aurora hunting in Australia, the southern lights are normally along the horizon, and most of the time you need to get away from any artificial lights to let your night vision develop to see it. Not this night.

I spotted it before I got out of the car – I’ve never clambered out so quickly. Was halfway down the beach before I realised I forgot my tripod.

Unusually, it was also high in the sky. I shoot with a wide angel lens which warps the scale in the final photos in the lens. That higher, outer loop of the aurora sat about 45 degrees off the horizon, so about half way up the sky. I’ve never seen it that high in my time aurora hunting.

I totally, and guilt free admit to sitting in the sand, clicking my camera away and giggling like a kid at the circus through this entire show that night!