Journal Entry… noon “…The mist has come in here at the falls. I feel lucky to be in the heart of the Tiers, 1100 metres up, surrounded by cloud and wet pencil pines and mountain and waterfall. You can’t see the mountain at the moment though. It’s a total whiteout from about 20 metres up […]
PANDANI II | Cradle Mountain
Richea pandanifolia (Pandani) on a late May morning, Cradle Mountain NP.
Formerly known as Mt Cameron West, preminghana is a 524 hectare Indigenous Protected Area on the far north western tip of lutruwita / Tasmania. The land, which contains the finest example of Aboriginal rock art in Tasmania as well as extensive middens and other sacred sites, was handed back to its custodians in 1995. The […]
It was a different kind of Christmas this year thanks to our state opening up it’s borders to the rest of Australia and the world. Goodbye normality, hello COVID.
…the light. Tri-X | Nikon F2 | Deloraine
Thirty three cups.
Tri-X & Nikon F2 | Thirty three cups. coffee shop | Ulverstone
My favourite season has passed by once more. This winter saw a bit of snow and a lot of rain. Good rain, preparing the ground for summer. It was a randomly warm day yesterday, the second day of spring with 20° here and 26 down south. It’s back to 11 and rain again today with […]
Winter was beautiful “up back”
But now she loved winter. Winter was beautiful “up back” – almost intolerably beautiful. Days of clear brilliance. Evenings that were like cups of glamour – the purest vintage of winter’s wine. Nights with their fire of stars. Cold, exquisite winter sunrises. Lovely ferns of ice all over the windows of the Blue Castle. Moonlight […]
…and then came the rain.
For the past few weeks, in fact for most of July, it has been raining. Deloraine has had 170mm this month and the ground is spongy. The Meander River recorded its highest total July rainfall on record of 224mm, and has broken its banks several times. 2021 Floods | Deloraine | Tri-X & F2
SOME DAYS ARE LIKE THAT
Journal Entry… 11.40am Cold. Sitting beside an unnamed creek on the Grail Falls Track, Walls of Jerusalem NP. Moss on everything. Sun shines weakly through the myrtle and sassafras tops. Can hear a single bird above the flow of water. A single sporadic whistle. I’ve fallen in mud and walked through a creek, hiked past […]
Located north of the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Lake Parangana on the Mersey River is a man-made lake that is quite lovely on still mornings, especially if there’s mist hanging around. On this particular Friday morning I went for a drive and ended up in the Mersey Forest, exposing the last four photos on […]
HUT AT LADY LAKE
It was a Friday. It was the first snow of the season, so I went where I usually go when it snows. The first part of the track to Lady Lake Hut was fairly ordinary, Dale Brook was flowing fast beneath the bridge and scatterings of unremarkable brown fungi were visible along the rooty rocky […]
…with snow. Pencil Pine | Higgs Track, Great Western Tiers | Hasselblad 500cm | Tri-X
Attentive to the light today. Deloraine | Tri-x +1
The days are shorter and the air is getting colder – we had our first big frost yesterday. I hear the footsteps of winter about to round the corner. Meander River | Deloraine | Tri-X +1
Nikon F2 | Tri-x +1
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I raise up my voice —not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. Malala Work by Brigita Ozolins as part of the Hobart Current: Liberty exhibition. nipaluna / Hobart | Hasselblad 500cm | Tri-X
Spiderwebs on my arms and in my face. Black cockatoos flying together shriek their delight. Water moves below. Yellow, brown and purple fungi whisper their first hello. There are three waterfalls on the Smoko Creek track in Meander. The first (shown above) is reached within about 45 minutes walking and is pretty speccy. Many brightly […]