What's New in May 2011
LARGE Format - Suitable for enormous prints metres wide
STANDARD Format - Suitable for prints up to 40 inches
Tasmania, in particular it's breathtaking national parks, have always been close to our family. The best memories of my life involve hiking with my father (now 80 years old) our cameras in hand. He grew up in Tassie and was indoctrinated into the great outdoors by his father. My son, (now 7 months) will hopefully share the same passions. So suffice it to say that when opportunity presented me with the chance of a two week photographic tour of the apple isle I jumped at it.
Straight off the boat I headed to Lake St Clair National Park and by that night was tucked up in bed atop The Labyrinth after a mad rush trek that exhausted me utterly. Two days later I hiked out, missing the return ferry by 10 minutes and incurring a gruelling 6 hours additional slogging. With aching feet I wasted no time, but spent several days in Freycinet fighting my way up and down the scary slabs of Mt Amos while waiting for good light. After a trip down south along the Tasman Peninsula, I captured some waterfalls, taking in Mt Field National Park, and Liffy as well.
Soon there-after the skies opened and I was granted three wonderful days at Cradle where I tagged the summit, and various surrounds reacquainting myself some of my favourite Tasmanian scenes. With the weather forecast to turn, I then made another mad dash this time into the Walls of Jerusalem ending my two weeks on a high. All up a trip to remember!
My kit has expanded to include an ultra-light one man tent, which has certainly helped cut down weight. My camera gear now weighs more than my camping gear! Unfortunately I can't bring myself to skimp on my insanely heavy tripod which resists all winds. I love it too much.
Not sure where I'll head next, probably something local and snowy, assuming I can find time to get away.