CHILDHOOD

Bedroom cubby space on tmax p3200

It would be good to give much thought, before you try to find words for something so lost, for those long childhood afternoons you knew that vanished so completely – and why? We’re still reminded -: sometimes by a rain, but we can no longer say what it means; life was never again so filled […]

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CHASM FALLS

Lower Chasm Falls on Kodak Tri-X film

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 […]

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WILLOWS

Willows at Meander River Deloraine on tri-x film

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 of safety and contentment.

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KUNANYI

Sunrise on Kunanyi with hasselblad 500cm and tri-x

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 but we are creatures of nature and quiet and think that next time we will lean more toward renting a […]

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MONDAY MORNING

Father and son at Princes Park Launceston on Ilford HP5

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 a statue of Dr William Russ Pugh, the first to use general anaesthetic for surgical operation in the Southern Hemisphere. The […]

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AFTER RAIN

Morning sunlight on myrtles after rain | Portra 160

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 was loud on the thin tin roof. I woke every hour or so to put […]

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UP

Japanese Heartnut and spring sky on Portra 400 film

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 weather wise and I spent a good part of my time head to the ground watching for snakes. I happened to look […]

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WALK

Sunlight through trees on Delta 3200 film with Hasselblad 500cm

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, you realize, is enormous in a way that only you and a small community of fellow hikers know. Planetary scale is your […]

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SASSAFRAS

Sassafras leaves on tri-x black and white film

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 Coast pub goers who indulged in its aniseedy goodness. Sassafras leaves | Liffey | Tasmania | Tri-X

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