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Tasmania – Day 5, Road to Hobart

We left Strahan,after getting my last coffee from the Coffee Shack, this morning and headed to Hobart. It is a fairly long drive, but not without possible stops on the way. Though I have to admit that once I get going I like to just keep going, but we did stop a couple of times.

The first stop was at the suggestion of tassiegrammer on Instagram. He suggested Nelson Falls. We weren’t disappointed.

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With all the rain Tasmania has been getting it was so full and flowing fast. It was also throwing up lots of mist, so I had to constantly clean my filter. I got wet, but it was well worth it.

Next we stopped at Lake St Clair. Here we went for a walk around the edge of the lake.

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We saw rivers meeting, we think it was. The spot is called watermeet.

It was a great place and the walk pretty easy. We also had lunch there as well. They were very heavy on the salt, but it was nice. The pumpkin soup was incredible, I wished I had ordered it.

Next we thought we would check out The Wall. The admission price was $12, which we ummed about, did we really want to pay $12, but decided okay. Then when we got to where we pay it said “No Cameras Past This Point”. That did it for me, I was out of there. I just think what is the point if we can’t take photos. I want to show people where I have been. Put up photos here and on my social media sites.  Now instead of good publicity I am telling all my photography friends, or anyone who wants to take photos don’t bother going. They obviously haven’t learned how important social media is and what it can do for them.

The rest of the trip was fairly uneventful. We did see lots of water though. Many of the rivers are running to capacity and fast. Some have burst their banks and flowing into parks and along the sides. Thankfully the road was high enough.

We are now here in Hobart and staying in a very nice place. Just had dinner at Prossers, which was also great. So lots planned, but time to get some sleep. Off to Bruny Island tomorrow.

55 Responses

  1. For the first falls photo; did you use an ND filter and if so, what size? ND 2,4,8,16?

    • Yes Shayne, I did use a ND Filter, a Formatt Hitech 3 stop ND Filter.

    • Thnx for such a quick response. I am planning a NSW road trip and have just acquired a set of ND filters for landscape / seascapes – ND 2,4,8,&16. Photographs should be out via my blog late next month. Maybe I will see you dropping in for a look…

    • Which brand did you get Shayne? Good luck, sounds like a great adventure.

    • I have purchased a set of Cokin ND filters, basic market entry level for 58mm dia. I borrowed a friends Cokin ND 3 & 10 when visiting Halls Gap last year and was happy with the quality; they really do add to waterfalls scenes and I hope to be just impressed with the beach potential around Coffs Harbour.

      Unfortunaetly they will not fit my 14mm UW Samyang so I plan to experiment with holding them in front of the lens by hand. I suspect I will commit to a proper set however I need to make some sales to justify the AU$300.

    • I don’t know much about the Cokin ones, I have used the graduated ones, and ones that are not full stops, if that makes sense, like the ND 8, but they do tend to have a bit of colour cast, well the ones I used a couple of years ago did. Good luck with them and have a good trip.

    • Just put up a post and samples of my new ND filter kit experiments.

  2. That’s too bad about no photos, and you’re really right, it’s counter productive. Love the smooth water shots.

  3. Oh. My. It makes my heart go pitter-patter.

  4. marlene frankel
  5. Wonderful photos. Happy travels!!

  6. We visited The Wall and I was disappointed not to be able to take photos too. I suppose it’s because he is making his living by selling postcards and books about the project but I agree with you. He misses out on some amazing publicity. Leanne, I would really like to learn how to take photos of moving water like yours…a suggestion for a future magazine article.

  7. I don’t think I have seen a more perfect image of a waterfall.

  8. Love you photos of Nelson Falls. They appear as though they were spotlighted. I love when I visit waterfalls, and there is an abundance of water!

  9. no cameras would do it for me too.

  10. The Nelson Falls shots are stunning. Your long exposure turned the water into silk. And the lighting is wonderful.

  11. Beautiful shots of Nelson Falls. What a time to be in Tassie with so much rain and the rivers so full. I wonder how they would go enforcing the ‘no cameras’ regulation at The Wall in this day and age, with nearly every phone having a camera?

  12. That first image just took my breath away!!!!

  13. Pat

    Beautiful location and Photos

  14. Great shots of the turbulent waters of the joining rivers! Now at the height of our spring run-offs I will try to emulate your technique of long exposures on our raging mountain creeks.

  15. Your photos of that waterfall are magnificent. I love the use of the dark rock as a frame for the well lit water.

    I’m with you on the po-faced rules on photography. I get it and I respect it when it comes to some places (and I certainly never use my flash where the light might cause either damage or distraction to others) but other times it just seems churlish. I’m currently planning a road trip and there was one place I was really excited to go until I read all the rules for visitors on the website. It was so unwelcoming, like visitors were an inconvenience and annoyance, and the rule on no photography whatsoever was the final nail in the coffin for me. We won’t be going there.

    • Thank you Laura, it kind of just happened that way.

      It does seem that way, or the artist doesn’t get what is happening in the world these days. They sell postcards, but as my friend said, what do you do with the now.

  16. Sara Barratt-Boyes

    Hope you are back in town next or soon for a one on one.

  17. The opening shot is a winner by any measure….:-)

  18. LizCombes

    Beautiful images … Love seeing your work …

  19. This is glorious! What a wonderful thing to find in my Reader 🙂

  20. Stunning waterfall shot Leanne! Enjoy the rest of your Tasmania trip! 🙂

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