What do you call a bottle of water that trips?

A waterfall!

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Where: Horseshoe Falls, Mount Field National Park, Tasmania

When: 12 April 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Canon 18-135mm lens and an ND8 filter

Photo details: ISO100, 18mm, f/11, 6 secs

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: Wasn’t planning a visit to Horseshoe Falls on my visit to Mt Field, but when my filters came in early I couldn’t resist. Not a huge amount of water at the moment, but always very pretty!

Fall in love

Just a pity Australians call this time of year autumn actually. Anyway . . .

Where: Glenora, Derwent Valley, Tasmania

When: 12 April 2017

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

Photo details: ISO 100, 35mm, f/11, 1/125secs

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: If you’re in Tasmania, get out and about now! Awesome autumn colour everywhere. My favourite time when there’s still plenty of leaves on trees, a fair bit of green with gorgeous other colours coming through. The Derwent Valley is particularly pretty at the moment!

That pun doesn’t hold any ground…

Grow out of it!

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Where: Lake Fenton, Mount Field National Park, Tasmania

When: 12 April 2017

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

Photo details: ISO160, 93mm, f/5.6, 1/160 secs

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: It’s fagus season in Tasmania! Fagus (Deciduous beech, Nothofagus gunnii) being Australia’s only cold climate winter-deciduous tree. And it’s only found in Tasmania. When I went traipsing around Mt Field for a day I stopped in to see if the fagus had started to turn colours yet. Not quite. This was the most colourful bit I could find, after I *almost* stepped on it clambering over rocks, poking through the bushes along the lake. Planning on going back soon to hopefully catch more colour!

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!

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!

Mountains aren’t just funny . . .

They are hill areas.

Where: Mt Wellington, Tasmania

When: 8 March 2017

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

Photo details: ISO 100, 19mm, f/18, 1/200sec

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: Went up the mountain to scout for the perfect sunrise location. Was unusually warm and barely any wind up there. For those who aren’t Tasmanian, Mt Wellington is normally quite cool at the top, even in summer. And almost always windy. This day I was walking around in a t-shirt with my hair down, without having to worry about knotting, witch-standing-on-end hair!

Resting beach face

Where: Howrah Beach, Tasmania

When: 17 March 2017

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

Photo details: ISO 100, 18mm, f/11, 1/160sec

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: Another from the Canon Collective Festival shoot here in Tasmania. Had a very convenient cloud hanging above Mt Wellington as we watched the sunset. I think it looks a little like a halo. Does that make Hobart the new city for angels?

You Sun of a …

…Beach!

Where: Howrah Beach, Tasmania

When: 17 March 2017

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

Photo details: ISO 100, 19mm, f/14, 1/160sec

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes:A bit of a last minute decision for me to go down to the beach for this shoot. The Canon Collective crew had arrived in the state the day before and I found out just before bed that night that they were here. If you haven’t heard of it, neither had I until this point. They a group of talented people who hold photography workshops on a regular occasion. They were holding a Tasmania festival over the weekend with majority of the sessions free – worth it if you ever get a chance. They were blessed with perfect warm weather (though some argued that they were wearing jumpers!) and clear skies. This photo is one from my shoot on the beach with them.

How do you organise a space party?

You planet!

Where:Mount Wellington summit, Tasmania

When: 9 March 2017

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

Photo details: ISO 500, 11mm, f/2.8, 15secs

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: Took advantage of clear skies and warm weather to drag my sorry butt out of bed (unnaturally early hour for me!) to watch the sunrise from the mountain. Got up there in time to snag this shot of the pinnacle and the tower just getting lighter (sun wasn’t up yet) and the milky way!

Farewell to an old lady…

A little bit of a personal shoot the other day. I’m rather obsessed with wanting to visit Antarctica. And living in Hobart means I’m lucky enough to watch icebreakers dropping in regularly during the summer season. Specifically the Australian icebreaker ,Aurora Australis, and the French icebreaker, L’Astrolabe are based here for the season each year.

Sadly the L’Astrolabe, as pictured, is being retired. She finished her last trip to Antarctica a few weeks ago, and left Hobart for the last time the other day. Her replacement, also called the L’Astrolabe, will be visiting Hobart next season.

But I want to share four shots I took as I watched this little old lady leave Hobart for the last time.

The header picture

Where: Taken from Long Beach, Sandy Bay, TAS

When: 17 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a 50-500mm Sigma lens

Photo details: ISO 100, 167mm, f/14, 1/640 sec

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

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^ Above image

Where: Taken from Long Beach, Sandy Bay, TAS

When: 17 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a 50-500mm Sigma lens

Photo details: ISO 200, 332mm, f/10, 1/500 sec

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

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^ Above image

Where: Taken from Long Beach, Sandy Bay, TAS

When: 17 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a 50-500mm Sigma lens

Photo details: ISO 125, 203mm, f/11, 1/320 sec

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

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^ Above image

Where: Taken at Princes Wharf, Salamanca, Hobart

When: 17 March 2017

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

Photo details: ISO 100, 18mm, f/9, 1/160 sec

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC