Fossil Cove (Tinderbox, Tasmania)

Fossil Cove - TasmaniaI have lived in Tasmania all of my life, and surprisingly this is the first time I have visited Fossil Cove. I think it’s one of those places that photographers know about, but keep it a secret. So, it was not me who told you about it….

For this location you really have to check the tides as well as the weather to ensure your going to be able to walk under the arch to be able to shoot all those fantastic rock layers. Of course you can always get your feet wet, which I don’t mind.

Fossil Cove is not far from Hobart, and it’s a very nice location. I’m sure I will visit again soon, maybe take the family.

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Winter Again.

It’s that time of the year again for snow, Mt Wellington has had a few good dumps over the past few weeks, so I thought I’d head up and take a few shots at sunset. Some bettter light would have been better, but still ok.

This was my first official outing with my new 17-40mm f4 L, and it works great :). Nice and sharp.

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Just 20 mins

Ralphs Bay Lauderdale
Ralphs Bay - Towards Mt Wellington - Lauderdale

Allocating time for photography need not be costly. Today I allocated just 20 minutes to go and take some pictures. This shot was taken in Ralphs Bay, just a stones throw from the main road. The sunset was not all that great, but I enjoyed making the most of it.

It was taken with the canon 24-105 IS, because I had no other suitable lens. 2 x hi-tech filters stacked, with an f22 aperture and long 25sec+ exposure, and me, acting as a wind break.

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Waiting for the 5D mark 2

Mt Wellington Rocks in Snow

It’s a good thing I don’t have a camera at the moment, because the weather has been shocking in Hobart over recent weeks. Weeks of overcast skies and rain. Is summer really here?

My 5d Mark 2 is on order and I can’t wait for it to arrive, finally some full frame goodness :) I can’t wait to see the results using the 16-35L to it’s full potential, 24mm on a 1.6x body is just not the same.

The above picture was taken on my old 40D with the 16-35mm L.

I’m expecting big things Mr Canon….

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Wellington in Winter

I was suprised to find that there was quite a bit of snow still on the mountain, Mt Wellington is the schenic backdrop to Hobart in Tasmania. Mt Wellington recently had a good dumping of snow, and I thought it was about time to head up from some sunset shots.

The weather had only just cleared over the summit, and it was 50:50 if any good shots were to be had. This is one of the better usable shots I took.

I tooks some other¬†good ones as well, but I have since found out after blowing them up that the Sigma 10-20mm lens and Cokin P series ND grads don’t mix :(¬†

I’ve added this shot to my shop should anyone like a print.

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Purple Rain

Bellerive beach is located just across the river from Hobart (pictured in the background), it has fantastic rock formations which when combined with the sunset resulted in a wonderful variety of colors and textures.

This is a HDR image created from 3 individual shots, exposure times were long and all shots used a Cokin ND graduated filter. This filters is synonymous with creating wonderful purple skies.

This picture is avaliable for purchase from the shop link.

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