Cradle Mountain National Park

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Well here it is, another shot from awesome Tasmania.    After getting some great shots of Cradle Mountain itself I was driving back out of the national park when I saw this cool little stream that was just asking to be shot so I had to oblige.   Just off to the right from centre you can see the tips of Cradle Mountain itself.   This stream was just so nice and it was running past a rustic old mountain hut, which I managed to get some photos of as well.   I know I’ve said it before but I’m definitely going back to Tasmania to try and capture its beauty properly.  I could spend four weeks in Cradle Mountain National Park easily without getting bored.

Cradle Mountain must be one of the coldest parts of Tasmania, after this shoot I went home and even though I had two sleeping bags on I was still really cold.   It was funny the next morning I got up and whilst I was shooting I met a local photographer.   I told him I couldn’t believe how cold it was and he said he thought it was really warm!   Anyhow I hope you guys enjoy this photo.  I’m really proud of it.

Did anyone manage to capture the sunset tonight (Sunday) it was another amazing sunset.

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  1. Andrew Brown February 22, 2010 at 4:35 am #

    Beautiful shot mate, should try heading there in winter as I did. This wasn’t a stream, it was a torrent with snow everywhere. Mt Kate Hut was only just accessible due to the amount of water……

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 22, 2010 at 7:47 am #

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for stopping by. I’m definitely heading back there in late winter or early spring. I was able to step across some stones to get to Mt Kate Hut because the water level was so low and still.


  2. Beau Mitchell February 22, 2010 at 5:46 am #

    Wow, mate, the colours are stunning. Nice framing, too.

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 22, 2010 at 7:48 am #

      Hi Beau,

      Thanks for that. This may very well be the photo that I put into a few awards this year.


  3. Charlene February 22, 2010 at 6:17 am #

    Oooh, this is just great Jamie.

  4. Sandy @ Shots February 22, 2010 at 6:59 am #

    Beautiful shot Jamie… the colour in the sky. Makes me want to hop on a plane 🙂

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 22, 2010 at 7:49 am #

      Hi Sandy,

      If you’re going there make sure you rug up! Thanks for the great comment.


  5. MatthewSaul February 22, 2010 at 9:22 am #

    Hi Jamie,
    This shot is amazing! def one of the best shots ive seen on the blogs i follow.
    Tas look amazing!. battling the cold has paid off on this one. enter in some comps for sure!

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 22, 2010 at 9:40 am #

      Hi Matt,

      Thanks for that great comment. Its awesome when someone enjoys a photo as much as you have. Makes it all worthwhile!


  6. mel February 22, 2010 at 7:02 pm #

    Hey Jamie really nice work you have been doing, just checking out some of your latest shots.Been off the blogging thing for a while now as i have been too busy.Your photography has come a long way since i last looked on your site Nice stuff keep it up.

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 22, 2010 at 7:28 pm #


      How good it is to see you still around!!!! Believe me when I say you are certainly sorely missed in the community. How is motherhood the second time round? Thank you so much for your comments about photos.

      Stay in touch,


  7. Darren Tierney February 22, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    Hey Jamie

    nice image… definitely one for the awards.



    • jamiepatersonphotography February 22, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

      Hi Darren,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting for the first time and for the great feedback. Much appreciated. I’m definitely going to have to do something with this photo now.


  8. haydnjones February 22, 2010 at 8:28 pm #

    Great photograph Jamie,

    Detail and colour look amazing

  9. Graeme Barrett February 23, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    Hi Jamie,

    I have so many great memories of Cradle Mountain. I once did a two day trek around the lake with a sleepover 200 metres from the summit.

    You have captured this well and I love the colours.


    • jamiepatersonphotography February 23, 2010 at 9:11 am #

      Hi Graeme,

      Thanks very much for that. Not sure if I’d sleep near the summit, I get pretty freaked out by heights.


  10. William Ophuis February 23, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    Supurb shot Jamie! one of my favs or yours!

  11. chloe February 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    ahh such beautiful purple tones throughout this photo jamie!

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 23, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

      Hi Chloe,

      Thank you for commenting as always. I always appreciate your feedback. Happy anniversary! Sounds like your weekend with Daniel was really nice.


  12. islandimages February 23, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    Nice image from one of my favourite parts of the world! Heading down there to see my dad in a few days, can’t wait!

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 23, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

      Hi Tim,

      Certainly a compliment considering you’re a local. Hope you have fun down there. Will you be trying to get any shots of Mt Roland at all?


  13. Christian February 23, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    bloody beautiful mate

  14. Graham Leggate February 24, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    Lovely shot Jamie. Really nice, well done.

  15. mervfrench February 24, 2010 at 10:37 pm #

    Excellent Jamie !!!

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 25, 2010 at 11:34 am #

      Hi Merv,

      Thanks very much mate and I just love your Quokka shot. Like I was saying on your blog I’ve never seen a Quokka joey before.


  16. islandimages February 25, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    Yes, I will be trying to get some new images of Mt Roland, also try and get some more up around the Cradle as well!

  17. Alex February 25, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    Beautiful shot Jamie. It’s nice to see someone doing something a little different to the normal run of the mil shot of Dove Lake with the popular hut.

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 25, 2010 at 11:33 am #

      Hi Alex,

      Thanks for that I really appreciate it The irony is though, I was going to put up the Dove Lake shot next! I might have to hold off for a bit.


  18. Dan February 26, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    Tasmania looks like the next best place to be for photos..apart from the temperature!

  19. katieleigh March 2, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    stunning shot jamie, i’m yet to get to tassie but this cements my desires!

    • jamiepatersonphotography March 2, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

      Hi Katie,

      You should get down there and check it out. Its only 45mins from Tullamarine Airport.


  20. SimonB March 6, 2010 at 8:41 am #

    Jamie, you really nailed that one. Excellent work and definately print, frame and competition worthy. Well done. I spent 2 days at Cradle Mountain a couple of years ago and loved it.

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