This article really highlight the issues and the impact of Tasmania's current fire situation. I hope it's not all lost, Yet.
Over the first weeks of January 2016, North-west Tasmania, has been experiencing fire in its alpine and wilderness areas. While most of the fire threat is away from residential areas and any threat to humans has been very well managed there is still loss of irreplaceable vegetation communities and the environment.
My personal experience of these fire is quite dislocated, smoke in the atmosphere is the biggest impact, as well as the growing sense of sadness for the loss to the environment, areas that I've visited and preciously blogged photos of are burning and unable to be controlled until Tasmania receives some serious rainfall.
Making a effort to increase my fitness and take the opportunity to head out into the hills rather than potter at home is really satisfying. On boxing day afternoon our family headed in to the back country on the out skirts of the Cradle Mountain- Lake St Clair National Park.
Photographically I didn't really fulfil my aims as the weather was against me. I'm also seriously contemplating a new camera for hiking - the trusty 5D Mk II gives lovely images but is heavy and the G16 is nice and light great for close up but not so competent for landscapes. Check out some of the results.
All above taken with Canon 5D Mk II and 24-70mm L f2.8 lens.
Tasmanian based, New Zealand born