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

Big moon rising at the end of cataract gorge

big moon rising at the end of Cataract gorge

In another 28 days that ole moon will rise slap dab in the centre of the bridge but unfortunately it won’t appear as large as this one! Raw image processed in Luminar. The app is very nice to use I feel the noise reduction could be a little stronger and a little better. This was shot at ISO 640 resting on a rail. I havent done a side by side comparrison yet but it seems about the same as LR.

Peafowl chick

Newly hatched peafowl chick in the cataract gorge

A newly hatched peafowl chick this one looks to be about a week old and is a single chick of a two year old female. Normally peahens will lay anything up to 12 eggs 4 to 6 being the average. So this single chick is a bit unusual its siblings have likely been predated upon by possums or more likely cats.