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17
Feb
09

Gone South

Here’s a couple of images from a recent weekend at Catamaran, near Southport and Cocle Creek in far South Tasmania.

The beach is basically private, with only two or three properties having access to it, abundant with fish, abalone, rock lobster and even Calamari squid.

Absolutely perfect location for a lazy day by, or on the water, in one of the most untouched parts of Tassie.


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21
Oct
08

9 Mile Sunset

This one was taken on Saturday evening from Swanwick on the Freycinet Peninsula, looking west towards Swansea and 9 Mile Beach/ Dolphin Sands.

Shot with Canon 400D, Canon EF28-135mm, Tripod

29
Aug
08

All Work and No Play?? Not Me!!

Due to my current position with the Tasmania Fire Service, I am given regular opportunities to get to some of the most beautiful, untouched and inaccessible parts of the state to carry out our work.

Places such as Millers Bluff in the Central Highlands, Mt Arthur in the North East, Mt Owen – overlooking Queenstown in the West and even atop the mountains surrounding Hobart.

Needless to say that my camera gear is one of the first things packed, and yes it does have “official” uses, taking pictures of our equipment and modifications and maintenance we have been doing.  But it does also get a chance to capture some great scenery aswell.

Recently i had a trip to the top of Mt Faulkner, above the Northern Suburbs of Hobart and Derwent Valley to help the local electricity suppliers do their job (read the meter!!). Getting there consists of a fairly rugged 4WD track and a short walk to the top.

Here is the view of Hobart from Mt Faulkner

Hobart City from Mt Faulkner

Hobart City from Mt Faulkner

This shot was a 9 Shot stitched panorama taken with Canon 400D and Canon 28-135mm lens and tripod.

Some of out other sites are accessible by Helicopter only, and if the weather is agains us we have to hike in, with tools and heavy equipment (generators, fuel, etc)

We recently had a trip where the weather closed in so fast that it was unsafe to fly the helicopter off the mountain. So the pilot had to tie it down and sleep in the Aircraft for the long cold night, while we hiked down in zero visibility on an unmarked track!!  Good times!!

21
Aug
08

My Other Hometown

Since I can remember, my family has been holidaying and living at Eaglehawk Neck (Near Port Arthur) on the Tasman Peninsula, in SOuth East Tasmania. Apart from the usual tourist attractions, it is one of the most beautiful parts of the state, and I feel lucky to ahve a lot of frinds and family in the area.
However, I have never really taken a lot of photographs of the area.
Being somethng that you see frequently, you tend to take it for granted. However I do have a couple of images i’d like to share, but rest assured, I intend on bulking out this part of my portfolio in the coming months!!

Sunset Reflections over Norfolk Bay (South East Tasmania)  Shot with Canon PowerShot S3-IS

Sunset Reflections over Norfolk Bay (South East Tasmania) Shot with Canon PowerShot S3-IS

20
Aug
08

My Hometown

I was born in Hobart and have lived here all my life,

so it seems fitting that i should share some of my photography from the local area.

I hope you enjoy viewing them.

Hobarts Bowen Bridge and its reflections across the Derwent River at sunset

Hobarts Bowen Bridge and it's reflections across the Derwent River at sunset. Shot with Canon 400D, Canon EF 28-135mm.

Another angle of the bridge from the same day, looking south towards Hobart City.

Hobarts Bowen Bridge, reflecting the orange sunset glow. Driving home from work I was presented with the great colours and reflections, and as always, the camera was “riding shotgun”

Hobarts Bowen Bridge, reflecting the orange sunset glow. Driving home from work I was presented with the great colours and reflections, and as always, the camera was “riding shotgun”. Shot with Canon 400D, Canon EF 28-135mm

Sunset on the way home from work one evening, shot looking North West of Hobart from Bowen Cove, site of the first landing by white settlers into Hobart in 1801.

Shot with Canon 400D, Canon EF 28-135mm

A shot steam being ejected from the “Zinc Works” zinc smelter on the banks of the River Derwent.

30 Second exposure of the Zinc Works in Hobart

Shot with Canon PowerShot S3-IS, 30 Sec exposure, tripod, remote release

Thought i might add another one that I shot today before heading off to work.

Mt Wellington, capped in snow, as seen from Geilston Bay foreshore.

Shot with Canon 400D, EF28-135mm, tripod

Shot with Canon 400D, EF28-135mm, tripod




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