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Mt Oakleigh sunrise

Mt Oakleigh sunrise

I’ve just completed my second trip on the Overland Track in Tassie with the first one being 20 years ago as a teenager. The weather last time was bad, didn’t see Cradle Mountain as I walked past, nor Tassie’s highest peak Mt Ossa. The weather this time was worse with constant sleet and then snow and didn’t see either mountain again, however the sky cleared one morning for 10 minutes before snowing again. Whilst the track is a lot easier than 20 years ago with some boardwalks it is still very much a challenge and the mountain atmosphere is a powerful force not too be underestimated, even in summer. Didn’t get many images but after fresh snow this place is just pure magic.

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Forest Giants

ImageTried for a couple of mornings to capture a scene that I’ve had my eye on for a while. The forest is lush at the moment with a few years of decent and consistant rains. A beautiful scene as the sun appeared over the horizon hitting the forest behind. Only problem, leeches. After every shot the little bastards had to be flicked off the boots and socks were tucked into the strides….luckily no fashion police to be seen.

 

Pristine

The blog is nearly dead but thought that I’d pump a bit more life into it. This shot was taken after a nice little blizzard earlier in the day so the snow was pristine, powdery and perfect. Careful not to get any tracks in the scene many steps were taken and the old leg sunk two foot into a hole but still remained dry….

Boathouse Reflections

The Dandenong Ranges gardens in full autumn colour is still one of my favourite places to be, I guess that it why I live there. Only three days after this shot was taken I went up again with the Toneman and there was no red so only a small window of opportunity to get this shot.

Green and Gold

The lush green pasture and rolling hiills of Dorrigo in the early morning sunlight with the color of autumn in full flight. This is one of my favourite landscape images from the area and the light turned flat shortly thereafter so had some good timing with this image.

 

Three sisters sunset

Start this by saying ‘Friggin roadworks!’ Gotta love getting delayed to watch 3 blokes watching 1 bloke driving a shovel……’

Anyway, was planning to get into the blue mountains about 2:30pm so that we could get the boys out of the car and have a run around but still driving around @ 4.30 after 10 hours on the road we just made it to the lookout as the sun was going down. Initially slightly annoyed at missing the last rays on the sisters but that disappointment disappeared when the sky started to light up. The transition from pink to orange was magnificent and if I took another few shots to the right to where the sun was, it was a deeper shade of red. Needless to say the dynamic range was very high and this shot took about three hours to process…

 

Greener pastures

Just returned from a road trip taking images in the Northern NSW region and came across this scene. Originally trying to capture rainforest images I couldn’t stop looking for scenes to capture the greenist pasture that I’ve ever come across.