A view of The Hazards from Coles Bay
Sunset at Coles Bay, Tasmania, with a view towards The Hazards.

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 about learning to shoot landscapes, though on this one occasion it certainly felt as if I was back on my training wheels!

It was late afternoon when we arrived at our stay in Coles Bay, a short walk away from the beach where my wife and I were greeted with the sight of stunning orange coloured rocks (photo above) and an even more 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 for a location for the next day’s shoot.

Coles Bay, Tasmania

A view of The Hazards from Coles Bay

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.

Sunrise at Coles Bay

Sunrise at Coles Bay

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.

4 thoughts on “A view towards The Hazards – Coles Bay, Tasmania”

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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