Heading back to Tasmania

I just finished organising another quick trip to Tasmania. After my first trip in March I was really keen to get back there. This time of year is the turning of the Fagus… what is Fagus I hear you ask? It is a Deciduous Beech (Nothofagus Gunnii), a tree that grows to around 2 metres or less. It’s found it places you would describe as inhospitable and has been adeptly named ‘tanglefoot’ by bushwalkers for its ability to grab their feet as they’re walking by.

So why would I be going to Tasmania for a plant, well this small Tassie wonder can claim something few other Australian plants can, it is Australia’s only winter-deciduos tree and can only be found in Tasmania. It’s Autumn display is supposed to be amazing… so I am heading to Mount Field National Park for a few days to see if I can catch the colours changing.

Today’s iCandy – Turimetta Falls

It is pretty rare that I will post a photo in the blog the day I took it, but I decided to head up to Sydney’s Northern Beaches for sunrise this morning. The tide was low and rising and the moss at Turimetta is only this vibrant green for a little while longer. As the water temps drop so does the vibrant green moss. It is such a nice spot to watch the sun come up… enjoy!

Turimetta Falls

The Technical Mumbo Jumbo

[tabbed tabs=”Camera|Mode|ISO|Aperture|Shutter|Lens|Filter|Other info”] [tab] I used my trusty D800 for this one [/tab] [tab] I used Aperture Priority (aka AV) [/tab] [tab] ISO100 – I always shoot as low as possible [/tab] [tab] f16 – This gave me a slower shutter speed [/tab] [tab] 2 seconds – this makes sure I captured the water movement[/tab] [tab] Nikon 14-24mm lens [/tab] [tab] I used my Lee SW150 kit with a 0.9ND Hard Graduated Filter [/tab] [tab] The thing I love about this place is that it is an awesome place to photograph at sunrise. All I have done is sharpen things a little in Lightroom 4, added clarity, vibrance and contrast. Then I opened it in CS6 to clone out my tripod leg and remove some noise from the sky and a few dust bunnies [/tab] [/tabbed]


2 Responses

  1. Nice one Ben. It certainly is a cracker of a location and was good to meet you this morning. Look forward to meeting you out again sometime soon.

    1. Hi Brenton. It is my favourite location in Sydney…even my wife asked me “Why do you keep going back there?” – the answer… It keeps getting better! Nice to meet you too and hopefully catch up again soon. Cheers, Ben.

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