Tasmanian Land Gallery

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Convict Past, Maria Island, Tasmania

Maria Island is a small Island off the east coast of Tasmania. After discovery the island was used as a penal settlement for English colonies. It was then used for early tourist ventures which eventually failed. This image is of an early hotel which had many guests but was left to ruin during the 'Great Depression'. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, Centre filter, .6 ND filter, f22 @1 second. Limited Edition: 300


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Central Highlands, Tasmania

Bushfires had been blazing for days in the Central Highlands. The smoke was diffusing the harsh sun giving this landscape a warm glow during the afternoon. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, centre filter, .6 ND filter f22 @1 second. Limited Edition: 300


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Last Light, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

I was able to capture the last traces of sunlight striking the tip of the mountain. It was only moments later the temperature plummeted beside the lake sending me off to find a warmer place. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, centre filter, .6 ND filter, f22 @6 seconds. Limited Edition: 300


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Rocks at Friendly Beaches, Tasmania

I found that the ridges and texture in the big rocks helped create an overall lunar atmosphere within this image. This is also a great place to catch a wave on a surfboard. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, Centre filter, .6 ND filter, f22 @4 seconds. Limited Edition: 300


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Maria Island, Bishop and Clerk, Tasmania

I was truly rewarded after hours of hiking to the top of Mount Bishop and Clerk to capture this image on Tasmania's Maria Island. This image also shows part of the Freycinet National Park in the far distance. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, Centre Filter, .6 ND filter, f22 @2 seconds. Limited Edition 300


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Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Truly one of Tasmania's most iconic mountains. These peaks are the gateway to many beautiful walks and photographic opportunities. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, centre filtre, .6 ND filter, f22 @4 seconds. Limited Edition: 300


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Bay of Fires, Eddystone Point, Tasmania

This beach forms part of an area known as the 'Bay of Fires'. I was standing at this point waiting for the sun to set whilst dodging 'Jack Jumper ants' hoping I didn't get bitten. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, centre filter, .6 ND filter, f22 @2 seconds. Limited Edition: 300


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The Hazards, Tasmania

The Hazards form part of an area known as Freycinet National Park. The Hazards act as a dividing range between Wineglass Bay and Coles Bay. It was a memorable afternoon bathing amongst the rock pools and eating fish and chips waiting for the sun to set. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, Centre filter, .6 ND filter, f22 @4 seconds. Limited Edition: 300


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Fagus in Autumn, Tasmanian Highlands

Nothofagus, known as fagus is a native plant throughout Tasmania's highlands. It is a difficult plant to capture as there are only a few weeks to photograph it in its prime autumn colours. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, Centre filter, f45 @4 seconds. Limited Edition: 300


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Rock Shelf, Tasmania

This photograph was taken from an elevated position capturing a bird's eye view of the rock shelf. I was drawn to the blue rushing water contrasting against the rough, fiery orange rock shelf. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, Centre filter, f45 @4 seconds. Limited Edition: 300


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The Evening Light, Tasmania

I have photographed this lighthouse many times situated in Devonport on Tasmania's North West Coast. I liked the bold red stripes running down the side of the building and the way they are reflected across the puddles in the foreground. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, Centre filter, .6 ND filter, f22 @4 seconds. Limited Edition: 300


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Myrtle Forest Tasmania

This image really depicts the heart of Tasmania's old growth forests. Thick moss covered native trees glistening after an afternoon shower. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, Centre filter, f45 @30 seconds. Limited Edition: 300


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Cape Raoul, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania

This was a tricky photograph to take. These cliffs are very tall with a sheer drop beneath. To fit the entire scene in I had to set my camera up protruding over the cliffs edge. It was a slow setup because I was lying on my side to avoid a certain drop whilst also concentrating on not dropping my gear. I was very happy with the result. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, centre filter, .6 ND filter f45 @2 second. Limited Edition: 300


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Stanley Nut, Tasmania

Would you believe that this headland used to be a volcano? Well it just so happens that it was. Would you also believe that cows from a nearby field were on the beach eating washed up seaweed while I was taking this photograph? Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, Centre filter, .6 ND filter, f45 @4 seconds. Limited Edition: 300


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Cradles Peaks, Tasmania

I was interested in photographing Cradle Mountain from this perspective for a considerable amount of time. I had visualised taking it with a monochrome result in mind which requires a certain type of lighting and weather to achieve. I found myself climbing up the mountain to this place on four separate occasions to be rewarded with the right conditions. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, Centre filter, .6 ND filter, f22 @1 second. Limited Edition: 300


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Lake Oberon, Western Arthurs, Tasmania

An oasis nestled between the mountains. This photograph was worth every step it took to get there. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, Centre Filter, .9 ND filter, f22 @2 seconds. Limited Edition: 300


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Lake Cygnus, Western Arthurs, Tasmania

The Western Arthurs situated in Tasmania’s south west are a truly magnificent and unpredictable place to photograph. The light was dancing through the fast moving clouds which required patience to capture this scene at the right time. I would have been happy to sit in front of this lake all day admiring its beauty waiting for the light to favour. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, Centre filter, .6 ND filter, f22 @1 second. Limited Edition: 300


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New Harbour Range, Tasmania

Life barely ceased to exist upon the top of these mountain ranges. To my amazement I found a single red native flower in bloom holding on for dear life in these extreme conditions. The next greatest challenge was waiting for a pause in time for the wind to stop howling to capture this scene. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, Centre filter, f45 @1 second. Limited Edition: 300


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Bathurst Range, Tasmania

This passage runs between two mountain ranges. The mountains acted as a funnel for wild weather blowing through these plains and out to sea. The conditions were dramatic, changing rapidly with westerly winds bringing dark storms and fleeting sunshine. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, centre filter, .6 ND filter, f22 @1 second. Limited Edition: 300


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Louisa Creek, South West Tasmania

Louisa creek is situated down the eastern end of Louisa Bay. Strong winds and rain carved out many interesting patterns and shapes in these sand dunes. This image required plenty of patience waiting for the evening glow whilst dealing with sand blowing through me with the wind. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Provia ISO 100, centre filter, .6 ND filter, f22 @1 second. Limited Edition: 300


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Balroom Forest, Tasmania

The Ballroom Forest located in the Cradle Mountain National Park gives a feeling of seclusion when walking through exploring its grand old trees shading the viewer from the outside world. The weather on this particular day was very dark and dreary which allowed me to use a long shutter speed helping capture the fine details in this picture. Fotoman 617 with Schneider 90mm, Fuji Velvia ISO 100, centre filter, f45 @4 minutes. Limited Edition: 300


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The Labyrinth, Tasmania

The light was changing as the day passed. Cold winds were blowing clouds across the range giving the day a glum overcast presence. I had walked passed this tarn earlier in the day only to be disappointed with the light. Passing this tarn again later in the day presented me with the opportunity to photograph this landscape with a warm and inviting feel. f22 @1 second, Fuji Velvia 6x17, ISO 100. Limited Edition: 300


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Picnic Rocks, Tasmania

The sun had only just dropped past the horizon leaving a band of pink and purple hues across the sky. An accentuated shutter speed with the low light turned the ocean into a sheet of blue glass allowing for a strong contrast against the bright orange coloring found across the boulders. f22 @8 minutes, Fuji Velvia 6x17, ISO 100. Limited Edition: 300


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Du Cane Range, The Labyrinth, Tasmania

I can count the very few sunrises I have witnessed like this in my life. I left the warmth and comfort of my tent in exchange for being huddled behind a cold rock trying to avoid the stiff night breeze. The sun was starting to gain strength as it rose behind the mountain range. The landscape started out grey and cold showing little promise. I sat patient behind my rock and was rewarded immensely with this spectacular image. The clouds drifting across the range started to lift with a subtle breeze diffusing the rising sun sending an explosion of bright orange ambience across the scene. The amazing light lasted all of five minutes giving me time to take but one photo. f22 @30 seconds, Fuji Velvia 6x17, ISO 100. Limited Edition: 300


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Trial Harbour, Tasmania

A day of 4x4 driving across some of Tasmania’s rugged west coast beaches led me to this spot. I had set my camera up on its tripod only to be hindered by a dark rain cloud. I quickly covered my camera standing in place and found little shelter behind a nearby rock. When the rain ceased I hurried back to the camera in a rush to capture this image before the next rain cloud set in. f22 @1 second, Fuji Velvia 6x17, ISO 100. Limited Edition: 300


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Walls of Jerusalem, National Park

I have completed many hikes over the years only to finish without a single image. As the day progressed I could see this happening once again. Towards the end of this days hiking I stopped to look back and saw the potential for an interesting image. I was fascinated with the deceased pencil pines cowering around this steel colored stream surrounded with vibrant green highland moss. I had to move fast as the weather started to get worse. Just as I finished taking this image the rain started crashing down. F45 @1 minute, Fuji Velvia 6x17, ISO 100. Limited Edition: 25


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Pencil Pine

This old giant sits gracefully hidden in part of Tasmania's Cradle Mountain National Park. Old pines like this can sit peacefully for over 1200 years without anybody knowing of their existence. I sat for a long time intrigued by the vibrant green moss creeping up its trunk and out along the trees branches which looked like giant arms stretching out searching for sunlight within its wilderness setting. f45 @2 minutes, Fuji Velvia 6x17 ISO 50. Limited Edition: 25


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Artists Pool, Cradle Mountain

I have walked past this pool many times without composing a single image. Snow was forecast later in the day which helped produced some interesting clouds and soft winter light. I waited for a pause in the breeze before capturing this image. f45 @4 seconds, Fuji Velvia 6x17 ISO 100. Limited Edition 25


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Nelson Point, Tarkine Coast, Tasmania


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Mt. Geryon, The Labyrinth, Tasmania

I took this image over a long weekend here in Tasmania's Lake St. Claire National Park. I carried a 26 kg pack for a solid 8 hours to position myself at the base of this mountain. Photographing mountains would have to be one of the toughest tests in patience. I sat here for three days waiting for Mt Geryon (pictured here) to reveal herself from from the thick fog bellowing up the valley.


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Cradle Mountain

Photographing mountains can pose some of the biggest challenges for any photographer. They are very moody at the best of times and Cradle Mountain is of no exception. I’ve had a vision of this final image for the past two years and have never been successful in capturing it until this winter. I found myself standing on this spot wet and miserable on numerous occasions with all the right elements in place, but left empty handed as the mountain can be very picky as to when it chooses to reveal itself between storms.


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Freycinet, Peninsula, Tasmania

Third time lucky! I drove down to this spot last week when wild weather was lashing the state. I was hoping to get a crazy, stormy sunset that night. Darkness had beaten me due to stormy, slow driving conditions. The next morning I arrived to this spot pre dawn standing in the frigid cold. I set my camera up and waited for the sun to show. I started firing the shutter and realised I left all my memory cards at home!!! Mildly amusing. I went had had breakfast instead at the Freycinet lodge and took a detour into nearby Bicheno in hope of buying a memory card. I bought a card that could hold a whopping six full resolution files. I then went back for a third crack at this spot and was struck with an impressive sunset. I also got a pod of dolphins.


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Misty Myrtles, Cradle Mountain

Most landscape photographers have a misty tree photo in there gallery. It took just over ten years, and I got my misty tree. With snow! I took this image on the King Billy walk behind the Cradle Mountain Lodge. This is a great short board walk which most people can enjoy with little difficulty. It is a great place to see some of Tasmania’s beautiful preserved wilderness.


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Pool of Memories, The Labyrinth, Tasmania

The Labyrinth, Tasmania I recently found myself sitting in front of one my favorite mountains ‘Geryon’ again, here in Tasmania’s highland wilderness. Clouds were rolling in and over the top of the mountain with a looming weather pattern indicating I was in for a wet night. I sat out on the edge of the tarn hoping for a late burst of sun highlighting the ancient trees in the foreground and rich colors in the mountain side. My window of opportunity soon closed as the clouds lapped over the ridge covering this ancient landscape.


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Storm Clearing, The Hazards, Tasmania

I spent considerable time scoring this location for a moody shot of the Hazards situated in the Freycinet National Park. A strong easterly weather pattern had been blowing low lying clouds across the mountain range for days. A hint of a westerly change bringing a small rain shower was just enough to clear my view of the range to grab this shot. It was shortly interrupted as the weather once again swung from the east.


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Mt. Hesperus, Western Arthurs

Mt. Hesperus, Western Arthurs, Tasmania The mountain certainly dictates what you get to see and do when traversing its peaks. We spent four days on the range hidden amongst the mist and rain knowing full well that it was bright and sunny days at the base of the mountain. It was the last day when the mist started to burn of showing some of Tasmania’s best wilderness views. I certainly hope to re-visit these peaks again at a later stage.


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Mt. Roland, Tasmania


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Tarkine Coast, Sandy Cape, Tasmania