Binalong Bay marks the southern end of the Bay of Fires Conservation area on Tasmania's North East coast. It is renowned for its red lichen at the water level. I was led to this tree by a fellow photographer Matthew Stewart who has also taken several compositions of the same spot. This image is one of a handful which will appear in an upcoming book entitled 'Tasmania: a visual journey'. Hopefully, it will be in the hands of all of the co-authors including Ian Wallace (who put it all together) by Christmas!
Another shot from the base of the Pinnacles in June this year when the weather was wild, swell was up - challenging conditions but a great reminder of nature's powers. You can access this area from a turn off to Cape Woolamai. From the farthest car park it was about 45 minutes pleasant walking (in the right conditions). Only the last part is tricky going down a slope in the muddy conditions.
This has to be one of the most remarkable locations I have visited even if the weather was not as good as it could have been. Located in the interior of Iceland, we arrived there by 4WD bus from Reykjavik and spent one night there before setting off on the beautiful laugavegur hike. The long days meant long twilights which made photography even more satisfying at the ends of the day. This was dawn on the second day after I had slipped on those rocks giving me wet feet for the rest of the day's hiking.
This small waterfall is a little of the usual tourist route. It can be found a few kilometers off the main road heading toward the popular tourist attractions of Geysir and Gullfoss in the Southwest of Iceland. The most striking aspect of this waterfall was the long fissure through which it runs its blue streams. The water itself feels warm due to submerged geothermal activity which gives rise to slight steaming effect the water has. In the cold of Iceland, it's definitely yet another surreal sight to savour!
This is another image we took during a magical weekend at probably the best place on earth we have visited thus far for photography. After fishing up some ice blocks which were floating around close to the shore, we placed them for foreground interest where they weren't affected by movement. This was taken just on dusk. It is also the last image in the movie I have linked below which shows how much (or little) Marianne and manipulate our images for the final product:
There's no specific region for this shot. It was taken on the beautiful walk between Bridal Veil falls and Champagne falls around the Lemonthyme lodge in Central North Tasmania. On a sunny day, shafts of light broke through the forest and lit up pools of water. I had spotted these three small cascades and it just happeend that the spotlight fell across while I was wading around in water here. The nameless spot shall be forever remembered in my head for the peace it gave me. (apologies, I uploaded the wrong file the first time!)
During the last days of our trip to Scotland last year, we based ourselves at Ullapool SYHA. After a day shooting around the Lochinver area (Old man of Stoer), we had planned to shoot sunset on Loch Assynt with Ardvreck Castle being the primary interest. As it turned out, the late afternoon rain turned into a golden sunset resulting in this amazing rainbow of which I have posted one previous image. ( I ended up snapping quite a few from this spot due to the duration and intensity of the rainbow). This one suffers from jpeg compression more so that the others for some reason but I like its composition more than the dead central one I think.
This weekend , I took a drive to Lochiel , 100km north of Adelaide where I had passed this lake many times. The lake is the site of an abandoned salt works and the fence in many parts is non existent. A short stroll from the national highway and I was walking on crusted salt covered by a thin sheen of water from the previous night's light rain. The pink hues of salt pans never cease to amaze me and the water added the tremendous bonus of the reflections.
Another composition from the remarkable location of Elgol in the south of Skye. We visited this area for an evening and morning shoot and were blessed with good weather (though the previous three days were spent wandering around in murky fog and rain!). The Black Cuillins are a fantastic backdrop to a rugged coastline that provides opportunity for endless different compositions. Despite the popularity of this location, there isn't really a 'the shot' of this spot and that's a testament to the coast itself.
Oh, and I think this might be last post as before baby arrives
This image was taken from the top of Blahnukur overlooking the beautiful barren hills of Landmannalaugar. During summer time, buses from Reykjavik visit the area on a daily schedule along with other travellers with access to 4X4 vehicles. Some people made it in with regular cars but would have had a hard time with the roads for sure. We visted the area twice and after September 1, when many of the bus services stop, the area seemed a ghost town compared to a mere 3 weeks previously. It is the start of the Laugavegur trek as well which is documented in the video below.