19 November 2018 – They say that once you learn how to ride a bike you never forget. Now I’m sure the same can be said for learning to shoot landscapes, though on this one occasion it sure felt like I was back on my training wheels!
It was late in the afternoon when my wife and I arrived at our stay in Coles Bay. After a brief moment settling in, we decided to head out to the local beach located a short walk away, and were soon greeted by the sight of these magnificent orange lichen covered boulders, their striking colour accentuated by the setting sun. Beyond the rocks was a stunning backdrop featuring the mountains known as The Hazards (located in Freycinet National Park).
Perhaps it was the overwhelming scenery, or maybe just the challenge of the elements – strong wind being a major factor – but it was a struggle to find a composition I was happy with.
After spending some time at the spot shown below, I decided to spend the rest of the afternoon scouting a location for the next day’s shoot.
Unfortunately, heavy clouds the following morning brought about light rain and a fairly muted sunrise. After the sun failed to show I decided to call it a day and spent the rest of the morning just enjoying the surroundings and staring at what looked like a seal playing in the waters.
I’m not sure if the photos on this post do enough justice to the amazing location, though I can safely say that this is one spot in Tassie I hope to return to one day.
6 thoughts on “A view towards The Hazards – Coles Bay, Tasmania”
It’s a fantastic part of the world, and the whole of Tassie is addictive. I’ve been there about 10 times and still hanker to return. You haven’t lost your touch, all have merit.
Thanks very much, Al! I feel better about the images now than at the time of capture. Can totally relate about wanting to go back, there’s so much more to see.
Beautiful stunning photography, love them all…
Thanks David, I’m glad to read, much appreciated!
Hi! I was wondering where in Coles Bay this is.
Hi Melissa, these were taken at a beach near the Edge of the Bay Resort in Coles Bay.