September 2018

The beginning of Spring and remnants of Winter. This month has been an opportunity to consider my photographs well before travelling to take them.

Cape Direction and Iron Pot Lighthouse

I have long been enamoured with Iron Pot Lighthouse. It is a simple structure on a tiny island (less than half a hectare), with a rich history. It protects boats entering The River Derwent as they head in from the east coast of Tasmania. Just like Tasman Bridge, Wrest Point Casino and Salamanca Place, Iron [...]

Getting Up Close

I was digging through some old stuff the other day, including my Lytro Illum camera (a fantastic, if somewhat underpowered, piece of technology). I'd bought some filter ring extenders for the Illum, which worked reasonably well. One of them was a composite Vivitar macro/wide angle extender. It got me thinking about macro photography, which I [...]

Mount Anne Day Trip

Mount Anne is one of those places that sits outside of the general consciousness. Yet, for those who have been lucky enough to have visited, it remains high on the list for repeat visits. It is majestic, cruel, awe-inspiring and inhospitable. The 700 metres of rough stairs cut into the ridgeline, followed by a further [...]