A Photo A Week Challenge: The Great Outdoors

The Great Tasmanian Outdoors

Here I’m sharing a few photos taken in different parts of Tasmania over the past ten years or so.

Moss
Moss on a tree. Near Strahan , Tasmania

 

Strahan
Early morning view of Strahan taken from our hotel in the Strahan Village.
image vineyards by the river
Vineyards near Rosevears on the Tamar. Cool climate wines are growing in popularity.
Rainbow over the Huon River
Rainbow over the Huon River
Table Cape, north west Tasmania
Topiary, Lake Dulverton, Oatlands Tasmania

A Photo A Week Challenge: On The Horizon


  Cloudy Horizons

First sight of New Zealand
Our first sight of New Zealand

 

image Huon River, Port Huon
The Huon River from Port Huon Wharf. The clouds are tinged with tobacco from a controlled burn in the forests beyond Geeveston.
Sunrise on the harbour in Darwin.
Blundstone Arena under a cloudy sky.
Blundstone Arena under a cloudy sky.
Dark clouds looming over the Cenotaph in Hobart.

A Photo A Week Challenge: Blue

Just A Blue Day

Here are a few shots of blue skies and blue water.

A helicopter against a beautiful blue sky.

Ovation of the Seas cruising the Great Barrier Reef.

Sea and sky

One of the pools onboard.

One of the pools on Ovation of the Seas

The blue-green waters of The Little Blue Lake in northeastern Tasmania.

Little Blue Lake Tasmania
Little Blue Lake, Tasmania by me.

Some man-made structures in blue.

Blue building in Elizabeth St Hobart
A mosaic in Napier, NZ

A Photo a Week Challenge: Bridges

Building Bridges

I dug into my archives for this challenge and found many different types of bridge photos. Here are a few of them.

Artistic Bridges

Here are a couple of bridges that feature art in the form of sculptures.

Sandridge Bridge – A former railway bridge, now a pedestrian bridge in Melbourne.
Sandridge Bridge, Melbourne

The City to Sea bridge in Wellington, New Zealand passes over the main road to connect with the waterfront.

City to Sea Bridge Wellington
City to Sea Bridge, a public artwork.

City to Sea Bridge Wellington

The detail on the Bridge-City to Sea Bridge Wellington NZ

Historic Bridges

These bridges are beautiful as well as functional even after nearly 200 years.

Convict built bridges in Tasmania at Ross, Richmond and Campbelltown.

image Ross Bridge
The convict designed bridge at Ross.
bridge Richmond Tasmania
The bridge at Richmond built 1825 is possibly the oldest known stone bridge in Australia.
The Red Bridge, convict-built bridge, Campbelltown Tasmania

 

 

A Photo A Week Challenge: Reflections

Reflections on the Water

I am so lucky to live near the beautiful Huon River where most of these photos were taken at different times over the past few years.

image boats on Huon river
The tranquility of the Huon River at Franklin
Moorings at Franklin, Tasmania
Yukon hails from Denmark but now carries visitors on the Huon most days of the week.
A beautiful winter day at Port Huon
Rowing boats on the Huon at Franklin.

This last one was taken in Hobart.

Reflective window.

A Photo A Week: Action

It’s Not Just Cricket

I do enjoy action photography although I find it quite difficult. We used to go regularly to the Australian Grand Prix when it was held in Adelaide and I took many photos there, most of them still not on the computer as this was in the days of film.

Between 2010 and 2017 I practiced my skill at capturing moving objects at  cricket matches at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. I went to a lot of games in that time always striving for the perfect capture, when I wasn’t busy cheering for our team or groaning at some awful play that is. The photography part was always fun even if we lost. Here are a variety of shots from those years.

Australian fast bowler Mitchel Starc.
Looking up at the ball
One of the few occasions I’ve captured the ball leaving the bat.
practice before the game.
Spin bowler
The Hurricanes warm up before a game.
Tim Paine, Hurricanes and Australian wicket keeper.

A Photo A Week Challenge: Water

Water, Water Everywhere

When you live on an island it is not terribly hard to find water to photograph. Here are some waterside scenes in Tasmania.

Derwent River, Hobart Tasmania
The Derwent at Bellerive with Mt Wellington in the background.
Bellerive Beach, near the cricket ground, Hobart Tasmania.
The beach at Stanley in north-west Tasmania.
Table Cape, north-west Tasmania
Strahan
Early morning view of Strahan taken from our hotel in the Strahan Village.