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Monday, January 7, 2013

Tasmania - Photographer's Heaven

OK not exactly heaven but given that both Tasmania and the real thing were created by the same being maybe its not as much of a stretch.

My wife is from Tassie so we get back there a bit. This was the first trip with the 1D-X.

Tassie is busy during the summer break, tourism being Australia's smallest state's largest industry.

... and why not. Tassie has simply wonderful and diverse scenery all in a relatively small package.

I like to think of Tassie as a mini version of New Zealand. It has everything New Zealand has except the glaciers all on a smaller scale. The mountains are not as high, the rivers not as wide and the towns not as big, but in its own way Tassie is almost as spectacular as its easterly neighbour.

This year it was so busy that we seriously couldn't hire a car. We tried all the companies and were happy with any 3 door hatch or even a ute but nothing. Finally Mrs Gazza finds a vehicle which we just had to make do with.

a BMW Z4
Pic Specs: Canon 1D-X / Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L / ISO 200 / f2.8 / 1/125
So we were stuck with this little baby for a week and loved it.

Our trip involved a stay in Devonport where the Ferry terminal is and my Mother-in-law. I managed to slip out for a few shots. Got this nice one of the Spirit of Tasmania leaving for the evening voyage back to Melbourne.


Spirit Of Tasmania Leaving Devonport
Pic Specs: Canon 1D-X with 16-35mm f2.8 -- ISO 2000, f2.8, 1/15


And this one near a local Poppy farm.

House and Poppies
I like the desaturated look on this one giving it a slightly dated look.
Pic Specs: Canon 1D-X with 100-400mm L IS f4-5.6 -- ISO 200, f.5.6, 1/320
I love my Mother-in-law but we thought it would be nice to have break so we went the Cradle Mountain for a night.

On the way stopped to get  a few pics of Mount Roland.
Mount Roland
Mt. Roland.
Pic Specs: Canon 1D-X with 16-35mm f2.8 -- ISO 100, f5, 1/160 with Polarizer.


At Cradle Mountain we got some nice pics. Here. Both afternoon and morning shots but the morning was clouded in and I wasn't happy enough with them to publish.

Then for the next 2 nights we stayed at Coles Bay near the Freycinet Peninsular and equally picturesque part of the world.

There are a few views of the Hazards Here

All my Tassie pics from this trip can be found at this link

Enjoy - I did.