Fuggle is a Hop

Fuggle is a Hop variety, this is the flavour of the amber liquid, beer, larger, ale, the most wonderful refresher of them all on a hot summers day. This image was shot in the hop garden of the Seven Sheds boutique brewery in Spreyton Tasmania a wonderful place to sample some of the best amber liquid in Australia if not the world! A big claim visit Seven Sheds and taste for yourself!

Clouds in the First Basin


I walk through the Cataract Gorge almost every day. The one thing that stands out as a characteristic unlike almost any place I have known is that this almost natural basin and the gorges leading in and out have their own micro climate. When this photo was taken the the area had clouds flowing through it not mist as there was a bit of breeze these were clouds drifting down and flowing out. It was quite an eerie sensation…

Colour on a cold winters day…

Colour on a cold winters  day caotured in the Cataract gorge Launceston Tasmania Having spent the best part of the last six months building a new home and studio it was a pleasure to actually get out and shoot a few frames. Eventhough there was no sun and it drizelled with rain periodically I was surprized (again) at the IQ and depth of colour saturation available from my Xpro1 at ISO3200. This was processed in Luminar which seems to be very good at extracting detail at relitively high ISO’s

Concrete block with a style of its own!

Concrete block with a style of its own!

Around the back of the rear of a shopping centre in Launceston CBD there is a concrete block building that was perhaps built in the 70’s. Buildings of this era were notoriously bland but this one has this panel that looks like concrete blocks stripped of their centre and turned on end. First thoughts cunjered up the possibility that the architect was creating a visual joke because of a personal disike of concrete blocks or perhaps he liked the idea of an Art Deco bracelet design to break up the monotony of a concrete block. Whatever it was its different to anything else in the vicinity.