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!
An image from earlier this year on a wild winter morning where the tide was high and the clouds ominous. In the distance, the bottom of a crimson rainbow shone opposite the sunrise. One of the most spectacular dawns I've seen at one of my favourite coastal locations close to home. I hope once baby settles down, I'll be able to head out to the coast again as you never know what you're going to get even at a location you know like the back of your hand.
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:
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
The Pinnacles are an amazing rock formation off the coast of Cape Woolamai along the rugged shores of Phillip Island overlooking Bass Strait. To me, it looks as though land rose from the wild seas. At its base, steep shores, orange boulders and wild westerly winds make it a pretty difficult place to photograph technically (spray everywhere, slippery rocks, freak waves). But due to the wildness, it can make for some dramatic looking scenes. This is a 7 shot panorama of 1 minute exposure for each frame taken on a cold, intermittently wet and wild day in June this year. It currently sits as a 1m canvas print on my entrance hall
This is another image of Lake Bumbunga but taken under different conditions. In easter this year (the previous shot) the surface was bone dry giving rise to the cracks and fissures. In spring 2011, there was a sheen of water on the surface of the lake giving it a slight reflection of the beautiful dawn which ensued. I look forward to visiting the lake again some day possibly to do some star trail reflections on a clear night! This tank looks like it could have done with some maintenance a long time ago!
The limestone rock formations at the end of Cape Dombey at Robe are jagged and quite surreal in part. Their delicate and jagged outlines looks as though they could crumble until you accidentally brush against them and come to realise how hard and sharp those rocks are! This particular formation and the water motion perhaps reminded me of the chinese lunar calendar year of the dragon ; a water dragon at that which won't occur for a few lunar cycles yet.
Tasmania is a wonderful place for landscape photography and like Iceland, there is such diversity within the island that you won't have to travel too far to shoot lush temperate rainforests, to windswept dunes, the craggy coast lines. This waterfall is located in the North East of Tasmania in the Blue Tier region. A relatively isolated location with a short dirt road drive off the main highway and a 1km walk to the base of the falls.
I am hoping that by later this year, this may be one of the images chosen for publication in a book hosted by Ian Wallace. More news on that later.
In other news, this is a video link for our baby girl Charlotte [link]
This image was taken on the very first dawn of our trip to Tasmania in Autumn this year. Having not been there before, it was difficult to know what to take pictures of while scouting in the dark but the early morning gloom gave enough light to find this spot on the bridge when for 5 minutes, the skies exploded pink. And then greyness resumed!
Our Calendar is now available online! If ordered before December 8, it could still potentially be a Christmas present! Orders are through momento Australia. - A4 (regular size) $22 - A3 (jumbo size) $30
I took this shot a few weeks ago while scouting potential locations for a wedding shoot in the area. The canola was in full force in the region and I was excited about shooting the bridal party in this field, however, 2 weeks later, most of the gold had dropped off, replaced by seed pods instead. Nonetheless, I know now at what time of year to head up that way for similar shots in the years to come!