HILLS HUT

Hills Hut on Parsons Track, Great Western Tiers

Hills Hut was built in the 1960s by Bruce Hill and was used for a short time as a base for loggers in the area. After the loggers left it became pretty dilapidated with bits missing here and there, and the Deloraine Walking Club did some work on it in the late 70s. Weather and […]

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#backinthe80s

Sun shining in the Tasmanian bush shot on Hasselblad 500cm by Jade Austen

Ever since I can remember I’ve loved being out in the bush. It was our backyard in Reedy Marsh when I was younger. I remember finding fallen trees full of dried bush honeycomb and my brother and I pretending we were explorers, discovering our surroundings for the first time. I remember bringing back a sick […]

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HIDDEN FALLS

Hidden Falls Tasmania on Ilford Delta 3200 by Jade Austen

Bit of a bush bash to get here, but gorgeous to sit behind the waterfall with my cup of tea. Haven’t had much luck with Delta 3200 in the past. It always seemed to lack contrast and be very grainy when developed with Ilford DDX. This particular film was metered at 400 (as it was […]

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WAY HOME

Forest and mist detail, Meander Falls Track

We depend on nature not only for our physical survival. We also need nature to show us the way home, the way out of the prison of our own minds. We got lost in doing, thinking, remembering, anticipating – lost in a maze of complexity and a world of problems. We have forgotten what rocks, […]

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SOME DAYS ARE LIKE THAT

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

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 […]

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LAKE PARANGANA

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

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 […]

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AUTUMN | I

Wild Wood autumn leaves in backlit forest taken on Tmax 400 film by Jade Austen

The Wild Wood is a 14 acre reserve that borders the Meander River in Deloraine and is packed with deciduous species from the northern hemisphere, mostly sycamore and willow. Despite walking the track with our kelpie most days, I rarely get bored. There is usually something different to experience depending on the weather and the […]

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CASCADE

Sunlight on tannen waters of Cascade River taken on Tmax p3200

We took a walk down the Cascade River after it burst through the Mount Paris Dam. We followed a family with small children through the rough cut bush track until we could walk no more. I took this photo of the sunlight dancing on the tannen waters. Mount Paris Dam | Northeast Tasmania | Tmax […]

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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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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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