Musings from a Heart-Shaped Island
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 ...
Father and son at Princes Park Launceston on Ilford HP5

MONDAY MORNING

Originally a brickfield and site of raucous political rallies and even the hanging of two bushrangers in 1834, Princes Square is now an historic park with mature elm and oak trees, a fountain and ...
Morning sunlight on myrtles after rain | Portra 160

AFTER RAIN

Snow was forecast on this late winter day so we decided to keep the kids home from school and spend a night in Hills Hut up on Parsons Track. Overnight the snow fell as rain where we were and it ...
Japanese Heartnut and spring sky on Portra 400 film

UP

Took a visit to the Tasmanian Arboretum in Eugenana the other day. Saw part of the collection of 4,800 living trees from seven geographic locations around the world. It was a beautiful day ...

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
Sunlight through trees on Delta 3200 film with Hasselblad 500cm

WALK

Distance changes utterly when you take the world on foot. A mile becomes a long way, two miles literally considerable, ten miles whopping, fifty miles at the very limits of conception. The world, ...
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 ...
Rubber ring and reflections at Parsons Falls on Delta 100 film

SUMMER

For a moment I had the place to myself. Just me and the rubber ring. Despite its isolation and elevation (1,030m), Parsons Falls has become a hotspot for Tasmanian locals on summer weekends ...
Vinyl records and guitar on Kodak Double X cinema film

MUSIC

Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche. Welcome to the music room. The loft at the top of the stairs offers a diverse collection of vinyl as well as a crate or two of ...
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, ...
Looking out to Bass Strait on black and white film

JANUARY 26

“Warrawarrawa (they are all dead)”. This is what the Aboriginal people said when Captain Cook’s ‘ghost ship’ arrived at Botany Bay in 1770. The warnings of these ghostly visitors spread ...
Backlit grasses at opossum bay on Portra 400 film

THE LIGHT

Gentle in the morning. Cloaking the table succulents. And the kids as they read their breakfast books. The Light. Abrasive. . . . Then it turns yellow. Then pink. Afternoon spheres, dancing. A ...
Meander Tasmania. Caravan window and forest with ortho 80 film.

SMALLEST BLESSINGS

It’s easy to miss the smallest blessings. It was a Tuesday, one of the last days of the year. I woke up to tree shadows against the caravan window. This tiny detail made me smile, I grabbed the ...
Antiques emporium Devonport Tasmania on portra 400 film and Hasselblad.

CURIOS

I love stopping here on my way into Devonport and wading through the 5 floors of secondhand goodness. Each room crawls with trinkets and curiosities from another time. Aisles are lined with ...