19 November 2018 – They say that once you learn how to ride a bike, you never forget. Now I’m not sure if that saying is analogous to using a camera, for after a couple of months away from doing any personal landscape photography it certainly felt as though I was back on my training wheels!
It was a late afternoon arrival at our stay at 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.
Maybe it was the overwhelming scenery, or perhaps 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.
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.