Hobart Tasmania

Hobart Tasmania Constitution Dock Australian Landscape Photography Mount Wellington

Not sure what WordPress has done to this pic to make it look soft in the small version, but if you click on the photo and view the large version its sharp.

Ok, all jokes Tasmanian jokes aside, Tasmania rocks!   I am definitely going back again this year to cover it in more detail.   I could’ve spent days in Hobart itself just taking photos alone.   This was the view that I was presented with my first morning in Tasmania and I was just blown away by it.   I was hoping for mirror like reflections in the water and to have Mount Wellington light up like it did was just a bonus.    This particular morning I also managed to get over to Salmanca Place and captured some pretty cool shots from there with Mount Wellington in the background as well.   Tasmania, a landscape photographers dream.

Hopefully Tim from Island Images will approve of this shot. 🙂

As always for those who are curious:

Aperture – F22

ISO 50

Shutter – 1/4sec

The roads are so steep and have so many corners that I think if I moved to Tassie I’d buy a WRX or EVO just to deal with the corners.    To give you an idea of how hard it is to get around on the West Coast, it took us almost 3hrs to travel 70kms around the Queenstown area.

Has anyone else considered a trip to Tassie and what areas did you think of shooting?

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Jamie Paterson

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  1. wayte27 February 12, 2010 at 9:02 pm #

    Great image Jamie. Talk about bonus light on the mountain peak. I would love to get down to tassie, I will be down there next year, Cradle Mtn, my soon to be wife has family from Tassie, my mother in law grew up there, actually her grandmother founded the tea rooms at Port Aurthur and her husband was a police officer there. Would be a good trip for fellow w/press photogs

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 13, 2010 at 9:52 am #

      Hi Adrian,

      Thanks mate. Yes I have to admit I was pretty stoked when I saw Mount Wellington light up like that. In fact it ‘played the game’ the whole time I was there. That is really cool information about the family history down there. If you’re heading to Cradle Mountain make sure you head to Mount Roland as well, its just as if not more spectacular.


  2. Martin February 13, 2010 at 6:37 am #

    I love Tassie.

    I was born there, but moved to WA when I was 4. Last year was the first time I went back to Tassie, and we spent a week visiting some great locations.
    Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake are worth a visit, and there are some great places along the east coast, such as Freycinet National Park, Bay of Fires, and more. There are plenty of great waterfalls too! Port Arthur is fascinating, and when in the area, be sure to check out the Tesselated Pavement, Devils Kitchen, and more.
    I’d love to explore the west coast sometime too!

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 13, 2010 at 11:28 am #

      Hi Martin,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I spent most of my time just doing a recon trip this time around in Tassie, but on my next trip I’ll definitely be hitting the Tesselated Pavement, but will be spending at least four days in the Cradle Mountain area.


  3. Andrew Brown February 13, 2010 at 7:13 am #

    Nice shot Jamie, been to Tassie many times and most people seem to think that a week is enough to travel around it. I reckon 6 weeks is about right as there is heaps of great spots off the beaten track. Walls of Jerusalem, Mt William National Park etc etc

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 13, 2010 at 11:30 am #

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for that mate. I must agree with you, I was like the others. Thought I could cover all of Tassie in a week. I reckon you need a week just to properly cover a few parts of Cradle Mountain National Park. We are looking at going back and spending around four weeks driving around.


  4. mervfrench February 13, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    Went to Tassie quite a few years ago and loved it certainly going back there ASAP.

    Tasmania is as close to being in NZ as you can get , they similar in a lot of ways.

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 13, 2010 at 11:32 am #

      Hi Merv,

      I’ve been four times but this was my first as a photographer. Its certainly a majical place. My suggestion would be to go mid spring when all the rivers are flowing. A number of the waterfalls aren’t exactly dry at the moment but they aren’t really impressive either at this time of year. Russell Falls which are a three tierd waterfall only had a very small amount of water dropping down.


  5. chloe February 13, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    that’s awesome, the sky is replicated so well on the water!

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 13, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

      Hey Chloe,

      That is what I loved the most about this photo. The reflections in the water!


  6. Beau Mitchell February 14, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    Lovely scene, Jamie, nicely composed. Did you make the drop/splash in the foreground there? It is a nice addition to an already nice photo.

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 14, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

      Hi Beau,

      No that splash was naturally there. Nothing to do with me. Thank you very much for the compliments as well. I appreciate them.


  7. Sandy @ Shots February 15, 2010 at 8:26 am #

    Great clouds in this shot Jamie….really nice composition.

    • jamiepatersonphotography February 15, 2010 at 10:58 am #

      Hi Sandy,

      Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the comment. Its hard to get a bad shot in Tassie!


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