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Cradle Mountain Plateau

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Hi Everyone,

This is the site I saw from the Overland Track just before I started my last push towards Cradle Mountain.  If you look really hard you’ll see Kitchen Hut right at the base of Cradle Mountain.   In this shot I love the fact that you can see most of Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff in the background.

Was it cold up there?  It sure was, it was around -5 degrees which is pretty cold in my books!   I’d love to return to Cradle Mountain one last time and grab a helicopter and cover it and the surrounding areas from the air as it would be pretty easy to get some amazing stuff.   This is a five image stitch with each shot comprising of two exposures one for the mountain and the other for the sky.

Hope you guys enjoy it,

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Marion’s Lookout

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Hi Everyone,

Well by now you all know the story, I did the walk to the base of Cradle Mountain.   Well this spot was taken 2.5hrs into the journey, in fact I was only ever intending to go to this place called Marion’s Lookout and no further.

Why I continued on I’ll never know nor ever regret, I guess I figured I’d come this far, why stop?   Marion’s Lookout really does provide an absolutely amazing view of both Cradle Mountain but also of the surrounding area and I spent quite sometime here just soaking it all up.

Its easy to see why Gustav Weindorfer wanted to spend all of his days here.

I hope you guys enjoy it.

Jamie Paterson

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Tasmania Fields

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Hi Crew,

I couldn’t help myself, another photo from Tasmania.   I was driving back from Stanley which is in the North West corner of Tassie back to Cradle Mountain National Park when I saw this scene on the side of the road.  I just had to pull over and capture the scene.

The cows being lit up by the sun just caught my eye as did the fence leading up to the tree line.   I can’t wait to get back to Tassie again shortly.  This time I’ll be spending a lot more time on the East coast capturing photos of the coast.

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Cradle Mountain

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Hi Crew,

Cradle Mountain, what a stunning piece of the Tasmanian landscape.   I drove past it quite a few times when I was in Tasmania in 1987 but I never had the opportunity to stop and have a look at it unfortunately.  Since then its been burnt on my mind.    I’ve been to Tasmania six times over the years but never as a photographer and finally when I went there in January this year I was lucky enough to spend the night at Cradle Mountain.

It captivated me, it was beautiful, seemingly untouched and still very wild.  It drew me in and I wanted to spend more time there so I planned to stay at Cradle Mountain for 5 days a couple of weeks ago.   It was so much fun.   As I was there for 5 days I got to see the mountains different moods and absorb the atmosphere.   There is a very strong sense of place running through this place.

Its no wonder Gustav Weindorfer lived most of his adult life there.   Well I hope you guys enjoy this photo.   If you ever get the chance to head on over to Tassie make sure you spend at least a few days at Cradle Mountain.

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Awesome Tasmania

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Mt Roland in Tasmania.   I’d seen this mountain when I was in Tasmania in January but unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to photograph it as I ran out of time.  In fact I almost ran out of time again on this occasion as I only had 3 hours before jumping on the plane and it had taken me much longer to get to this spot because of ice on the road.    I’m not really sure how we are supposed to drive with ice on the road as I’ve never done it before so I just went amazingly slow on the road.

Mt Roland is really a very imposing feature in the Sheffield area as Mr Tim “Island Images” Wootton will confirm, after all its his home turf.   I’m glad I finally got to shoot it and I’ll definitely have another go at it again when I’m back there in six weeks time.

Just out of curiosity, does anyone have any hints for what to do when driving when there is ice on the road?

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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The Nut – Stanley

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Hi Everyone,

After an amazing trip I’m back!   I had so much fun even though it was heaps of hard work, I even managed to make it up to the top of Cradle Mountain itself but that’s another story.   The Nut at Stanley in Tasmania is a spot I’ve been dying to photograph for ages and I didn’t think I’d get to photograph it this time around as while I was in Tasmania they had one of their worst cold fronts in years.   It was the same one that caused all the flooding in Victoria.

However, as usual patience paid off and on my fourth day in Tassie the skies cleared so I decided to head up the coast and see what I could get.   The Nut is quite striking and even has a small cable car going up to the top of it.  I couldn’t believe it but there were small kids playing in the water while I had on two layers of thermals.  Guess they must have been locals!

Hope you like it and its good to be back.   Hopefully we can all catch up soon.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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Guess Where I Am?

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Woo Hoo.  I’ve made it to Cradle Mountain and here is a little snapshot.   I’ll be off the air for a little while as I hit Cradle Mountain and hit it hard, followed by another photography session of Sydney where I am meeting up with fellow photographers Brent Pearson and Rod Thomas.

I hope you all have an enjoyable and more importantly safe couple of weeks.

Take Care Everyone,

Jamie Paterson

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Richmond Bridge – Tasmania

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I’ve been to Richmond to.  After seeing Mark’s photo’s of the Richmond Bridge it brought back some really awesome memories for me of Melissa, Xavier and I just strolling along this river and having a mini picnic.  Its a quiet, relaxing spot and I’d love to spend more time there.  Maybe I will stop off their again in a few weeks time.   In fact I definitely will.

All comments appreciated,

Jamie Paterson

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LXIX To Hobart Town

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Welcome to Hobart Town!   Actually this bridge in in Ross, Tasmania.  What drew me to this was that firstly it was convict built from sandstone and finished in 1836, but secondly that this sign says ‘Hobart Town’ and is still using miles and roman numerals.   I managed to capture this photo on my way back to the Hobart airport, I wasn’t intending on stopping but when I saw this I just had to get a photo of it.

It was 100% convict built and has heaps of decorations all over it including portraits of local politicians and even of the convict artists themselves.   That its still standing and being used today is a testament to their amazing building skills.   I can’t wait to get back there soon and go crazy with the camera.

Any one else doing some cool trips before the year is out?

Jamie Paterson

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Hobart Historical Ferries

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Hello Everyone,

This jetty is just off to the left of Elizabeth St Wharf in Hobart, Tasmania and I saw it on my way back from Salamanca Place.   The ferry itself was really interesting and dare I say cute?   What really got me about this composition though was the cool ferry, the sign saying ‘Captain Fell’s Historical Ferries’ and the tallships in the background.   For me it really summed up what the whole place was about.  Charm, character and history!   I could walk around in Hobart for a couple of weeks just shooting away and not run out of subjects to capture.    If you’ve not seen them yet Mark Stothard is currently posting some great landscape photography shots of Tasmania.  Go and check them out.

Camera Settings:

Aperture – F11

ISO – 200

Shutter – 1/20sec

For those of you who are hitting Karijini I hope you have an awesome time and get up there and back safely.  I can’t wait to see the photos when you all get back.

Thanks,

Jamie Paterson

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