It's a beautiful summer morning here in the Northwest of Tasmania.
It feels like 2011 flew by, in spite of some trying times, my year wasn't too bad. Nothing to complain about compared to the struggles and loses of many others.
I have hopes for 2012, nothing grand and exciting but hopes that my family stays strong and healthy, that my children continue to communicate with us, and that Nathan and I get satisfaction from our work and happiness from each other.
May you all be blessed with a happy and prosperous New Year, full of love and big fish.
It seems I just couldn't put the camera down on Christmas Day, not only did I work a shift for the paper, I had to grab the camera a few times after I got home just because the sky put on such a spectacular display.
Including, thunder heads, rainbows and sunset light cloud banks.
My youngest son, has his last day of primary school today, I just don't know where 12 years has gone.
This blog is looking a bit heavy, nothing but rocks for weeks.
So for the the entertainment of others I'm putting up a few pic's of my husband fly fishing, unfortunately there were no big shinny fish caught on this outing, just a few smaller ones refusing to be caught.
Once again I visited the Don Headlands, near Devonport, the rock formations are really amazing, columns of Basalt and tessellated paving that all formed through volcanic eruptions millions of years ago.
The headlands are slowly being eroded, by the sea, weather and the humans that use the area, I wonder how long it will be till the last columns will disappear from this feature.
These images were created on the Wilmot River on the same day as my last post , but I've used a little more post production on them.
Oh Yes more bubbles! It doesn't matter if it's a river stream or water fall, the bubbles and droplets are there waiting to be photographed.
But yesterday I discovered a very cool little phenomenon through my lens, when shutting my aperture way down, and using a longish exposure focusing on the surface of the river, I came out with light trails squiggling all over the place.
I haven't made captures like this before so it was nice to come home with a new image or 10.
The spectacular, layered cliffs at Fossil Bluff, were a bit overwhelming.
There is so much to see, fossils and ancient shells throughout the eroded rocks and cliff, layers of hard glacial sedimentary are topped by softer fossil filled sandstone.
At several points there are eroded overhangs where you can see layers of what was once loose rock and shells on the sea bed, now suspended in the roof of the overhang.
This is definitely a spot to revisit, over and over again.
A picturesque landscape with an artfully blurred waterfall.... I'm over that!
I absolutely love the dynamic shapes and forms of moving water which can barely be seen by the naked eye, but at 2000th of a second or even less the forms are like glass.
You've probably read these sentiments before, but today was a recharge day for me, going out and photographing in my 'zone', just for me.
I hope others see something in my images too, but really I'm just taking them for me.
Guide Falls at Ridgley near Burnie, Tasmania was the first stop for my recharge day, I love the water and the basalt rock formations are pretty cool too.
Tomorrow I'll up load my second session from the day.
Don't let fear hold you back! That's my message to the world out there today.
It doesn't matter if that fear seems rational, if there is something in your life you want to do, don't let fear be the thing that stops you.
Real things may stop you reaching what you hoped for, or you goal might change along the journey but don't let fear be the thing to hold you back from trying.
"I don't know anyone there", "I don't have enough money", "I don't know if I'm good enough" are all things that can be overcome.
If these are the things holding you back from you next goal in life, have courage and go for it even if you're scared out of your wits.
Tasmanian based, New Zealand born