Photographers find a pretty sunset hard to resist, I know it can be a little cliched but the colour and quality of the light, always have me looking for and opportunity. The thing is really that you need more than just an interesting sky, you need a point of interest and an engaging composition too.
The family and I have spent some of the glorious post christmas days of 2012 exploring some of Tassies scenery, generally some kind of fishing or geology or both makes a likely destination. Mt Claude, Lake Rowallan and the upper Forth River have been on the list
Latrobe turned on a stunning evening for the annual Christmas parade, it's a good way to get into the mood for christmas, even if you don't have excited "little" kids of your own, the atmosphere was great.
Yesterday was a glorious sunny saturday, the last weekend before christmas, we're al sorted for Christmas this year and it's just us so no stress and little to prepare.
How do you spend a beautiful day off with your husband? Well I spend it out exploring the near by towns and roads.
Nathan and I took a leisurely drive to Deloraine, taking a wander along the river and stopping to check out a couple of other likely fishing spots.
Saturday evening was spent quite differently but you'll have to look at the next post for that.
Back at Home Hill again this week, focusing on the bedrooms this time. The house features an extensive collection of chairs, many different kinds and mostly upholstered by Dame Enid to match the decor. I guess you need a lot of chairs when you have 12 children and plenty of visitors, grandchildren and extended family.
I quite often take my camera with me when I walk my dogs, they're not the best trained beasts, a fast shutter speed is always required while holding two leads and taking photos.
This morning was a little overcast and just clearing after overnight rain, the light was lovely and soft and the plants were covered in droplets.
Home Hill that is, finally after months I got back up to Home Hill in Devonport to continue my documentation of this historic building, it's gardens and treasures. I'm hoping to go back once a week while I'm on by summer break and get a substantial catalogue created.
Not sure where the time is going, each day seem to drag by with little productive labour on my part. The last week or two has offered quite a broad range of photographic fodder ... though any element of the spectacular seems to have eluded me.
I finally made the trek up Mt Roland, accompanied by my sons and a couple of their friends.
The view from the top of the 1233 m peak was quite spectacular, there is a great 360 degree view, so long as the clouds are out of the way, as they were for us. But the view underfoot of the magnificently old rocks was amazing too.
The pinky purplely hues of the Ordovician Sandstone and massive quartzite conglomerate especially transitions from high energy deposition environment to fine cross-bedded sandstone tells an interesting story of the land millions of years ago when tasmania was part of Gondwana.
Tasmanian based, New Zealand born