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 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:
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 taken from Petrel Cove on a beautiful humid and sultry Christmas dawn. To welcome in the new year. I thought I'd post something vibrant Thank you to everyone here who has continued to support by viewing and commenting on my work. It has been a real pleasure and great to know that these morning trips on weekends have been providing a source of pleasure to someone other than myself !
We made the 40km dirt road trip from Godafoss to Aldeyjarfoss thinking that we had passed it at some point as the landscape was so barren. In the middle of this wasteland, the blue waters of Aldeyjarfoss roared over the edge of basalt columns. This was a remarkable location and if you can spare 2 hours of driving, I couldn't recommend a visit here enough! Marianne is located at the bottom of the image for scale. Chromatic aberration was a slight problem for the 7D and 10-20 for the very long exposures but I still like the result.
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 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
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
This was a picture taken just before dawn on a memorable morning at Hanson Bay on the South coast of Kangaroo Island. The morning started off with thick fog which eventually lifted. The clouds were grey and gradually lit crimson while the sea spray and fog also lifted. All the while, shadows across the dunes were a striking feature of the foreground.