Also in March I entered two images into the Weld Echo exhibition at the Long Gallery, Salamanca.
The images I used were from a previous trip to the Weld forests, but recently I went down to the proposed site where Forestry want to put through a road and bridge. The area on the other side of the river is relatively untouched rainforest and inaccessible by vehicle.
This area is quite remote. A beautiful place to have lunch and relax – even a swim if you can handle the chilly water.
You can contact the Huon Vally Environment Centre for information on walks and directions to the Weld Valley.
In March I flew over to Melbourne to photograph the alternative fashion show Circa Nocturna. There were some fantastic designers and models. It was literally a whirlwind trip thanks to the intense storm over Melbourne; Not being able to land due to lightning and Tullamarine Airport shutting down, then finding traffic jams in the city, the train service shut down, enormous hailstones and a tonne of water in the streets! It ended up taking me about 5 hours to get to the venue from leaving Hobart airport!! I was a bit washed-out before night had begun, but everything worked out fine and I had a great time. I tried out my new camera and flash too 😀
My photos are here and some got published in this article on stylemelbourne.com
I have recently commenced working full-time on my photography business with the support of the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme. This is a fantastic opportunity for small businesses just starting out and I highly recommend it.
The April-June edition of Australian Geographic is now out with a great article on the Vale of Belvoir trip I did last year. Its great to get some photos published in a magazine I used to read as a child 🙂
More news shortly…
Several months ago, I joined the Nature Photographers Tasmania on a trip to the the Vale of Belvoir conservation area (above Cradle Mt).
I had such a fantastic time on the trip, 4 hour drive each way… (On the way up we stopped off at the Devil’s Gullet which gives an amazing 180 degree view looking towards Cradle Mountain and Walls of Jerusalem). We stayed in the Cradle Mt national park and drove out to the vale everyday to shoot. From our hut we could look out over the valley with a view of Cradle Mt – even though it was mostly covered in cloud. The Vale consist of button-grass plains with a river, a lake, several ponds and myrtle trees. The whole place is covered in wombat burrows and limestone karst and sink holes.
The Tasmanian Land Conservancy has since published a short article about our trip (and one of my photos) in their newsletter. Some of my pictures can be seen here on my facebook page.