Musings from a Heart-Shaped Island

Kodak Tri-X

Two children and snow man, Tasmania

GOODBYE WINTER

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 ...
Flooding at the Deloraine Train Park

…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 ...
Hasselblad looking up to a blurred forest canopy on Kodak tri-x black & white film.

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. ...
Morning sunlight on Lake Parangana, Mersey Forest Tasmania. Captured on Tri-x film by Jade Austen.

LAKE PARANGANA

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 ...
Interior of Lady Lake Hut at the top of Higgs Track, Great Western Tiers.

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 ...
Mist on Meander River in Deloraine. Jade Austen. Tri-X film

MEANDER

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
I raise up my voice by Brigita Ozolins Hobart Tasmania

85 MACQUARIE STREET

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 | ...
Lower Chasm Falls on Kodak Tri-X film

CHASM FALLS

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 ...
Willows at Meander River Deloraine on tri-x film

WILLOWS

When i came home from my walk around the river, the house, warmed by the morning sun, smelled of toast. There’s something about toast or bread cooking that stirs up those positive feelings ...
Sunrise on Kunanyi with hasselblad 500cm and tri-x

KUNANYI

Omali and I headed south for a weekend away. This was definitely one of the highlights; watching the early morning light over kunanyi / Mt Wellington from our hotel room. It was a good experience ...

2.8 | 22

Comparison of two film scans, one taken at f2.8 and the other at f22. Hasselblad 500cm on Tri-X film | Meander Forest Reserve, Tasmania
Sassafras leaves on tri-x black and white film

SASSAFRAS

Years ago the cinnamon-scented bark of the Blackheart Sassafras was used to brew an alcohol-free ale named Tanglefoot, which is said to have induced vivid dreams and ‘drunkenness’ among West ...
Steam from mug of tea caught in window light at Lady Lake Hut on tri-x film

TEA

Just over one hour’s walk gets me to this hut on the Central Plateau. Lady Lake Hut is 1,130 metres above sea level and the walk is steep. Sometimes there is snow outside this window, ...