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Tahune & The Huon

Had a great day in the Huon Valley today, eating apples, bushwalking and photography. Took quite a number of shots (see my flickr link), this was one of the better ones I took on the way home just short of Huonville.

The Tahune Airwalk is about 30 Km’s out of Geeveston, run by Forestry Tasmania. There were lots of tracks, swinging bridges and of course the Airwalk. Personally I found the swinging bridges more interesting than the Airwalk. Overall it’s not a bad day out, and provided the weather is good, it’s great for photography.

I may be adding this picture to my store. Not sure at this stage……

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.

Just 2 Good.

There is no doubt that Tasmania has some of the best scenery in Australia, Rain forests can be found 20 minites from anywhere in Tasmania.

Just a short drive from Hobart and you can be in Mt Field National Park, Wellington Park or any number of smaller reserves like Myrtle Forest.

This picture was taken about 4 months ago. I love the light filtering through the canopy.

This picture and other rain forest pictures are avaliable from the shop link.

Starie Starry Night

I’ve been playing about with long exposures recently, although I haven’t had the time to go out and take some more “formal” shots, I took this one locally recently. It’s a 17 min exposure, f5.6. Unfortunately with the cold weather (winter) the sky was a little hazy, which washed the stars out a little.

As past of my experiments into long exposures it became quite obvious that I needed a few new toys, an external timer and shutter release, which I got cheaply on eBay, and an easy method for calculating the correct exposure length. Solution: I made my own handheld exposure “computer”. Details on this can be found in the Long Exposure Tutorial.

Mayfield Sunrise

This shot was taken at the Mayfield Bay Coastal Reserve, just south of Swansea on the Tasmanian East Coast.

The outlook from this beach stretches around to The Frecinet National Park.

This shot was taken direct from the Camera with no tripod or filtering. The shot was taken on a 40D Canon Camera. Using the 14bit sensor information I was able to turn this picture into a single shot HDR image.

This image is available for purchase in A3 format from the shop link.

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.

Fossil Rock Lookout

Fossil Rock is located in Pirates Bay on the Tasman Peninsula.

This shot was taken late afternoon just prior to sunset, the exposure length was quite long, in the order of seconds, a ND graduated filter was also used.

The water was very violent that afternoon which resulted in white swirls and a deep aquamarine color in the water.

I have added this picture to the shop in A3 format should you wish to purchase a copy.

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