A Sunrise in Hobart


While in Hobart I had an opportunity to go out with my friend Fi to do a sunrise. She knew a good place to go, so she picked me up and took me down to the harbour. It was so surprising as we actually got a sunrise, and a beautiful one. It lasted for quite a while so I was able to get a few different positions.

It was great having a local to show me around. She knew where to go and what angles would be good. It can be the problem when you travel, you don’t always have that experience. Fi has photographed here many times, so I was very willing to follow along with her. Trust her knowledge.

I am so glad I went, as you can see the sunrise was stunning. I usually don’t get anything, but I’m happy to say I actually got a few sunrises. It was a wonderful trip that way.

The funny thing about this one, was that it was going to be a lovely day, and it was. It was also my last morning in Hobart before travelling down to Port Arthur.


I am planning on doing more posts on Tasmania, I have a lot of photos, but while there I didn’t seem to get the time to do a lot of work on them, or do many posts. Now that I’m home it should be different, well it will be when I catch up on some sleep.

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  1. Hobart has some wonderful places to see the sunrise………the light is just stunning over the Derwent, if your keen Mount Wellington is incredible. I live in the Channel close to Peppermint Bay and if in that area be sure to be up to see the stunning sunrises ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. YOu are so right about that, I only explored one in Hobart, but there are a lot of places along the East coast, it was fantastic.I did go up to Mt Wellington, but in the afternoon and it snowed. lol Thank you.

  2. I love the idea of going to the harbour at sunrise, and I am taking a wonder through your blog and making notes on all the places you visited, I can’t wait to go in December.

    1. The harbour was beautiful for sunrise, and as we stayed in Battery Park, not that hard to get to, I really liked it down there. It was so quiet. We didn’t explore Hobart enough, we used it as a base, but then always seemed to head out. I must do a post on our Cascade Brewery Tour which was a lot of fun.

  3. Beautiful, beautiful sunrise and one with quite a few colors too. These are generally unexpected but always a treat ๐Ÿ™‚ Very nice of Fi to show you around and it sounds like it wasn’t rushed, given that she knew the place well and you were all prepped with your equipment ready to go. Rest well and looking forward to hearing and seeing more about the trip ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Mabel, it was a wonderful morning. Yes, unexpected. I have got used to not getting them. It was a great morning, very relaxed, and quiet. thanks again, I’m starting to catch up on everything which is good. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Beautiful Sunrise, Leanne. The problem with sunrises for me is that there just doesn’t seem to be anything nearby to shoot. I have to drive at least an 2 to 3 hours away which would mean getting out of bed at around 3, 4 at the latest, to get to an area of town where…, wait. Why can’t I try the Vegas Strip at sunrise? That’s only a half hour drive from my house and at that hour there would be little traffic on the freeway, I’m sure.Thanks, Leanne, for the suggestion! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Emilio, it is hard when that happens, I have that problem here at home if I want to shoot the ocean. So why can’t you photograph the Vegas Strip at Sunrise? Can you see the sunrise? What about a river or somewhere like that. Maybe look for a carpark roof.

    2. No rivers anywhere nearby. And now that I think of it, the Vegas Strip runs North and South with tall buildings on the East and West. So sunrise or sunset would be like standing in a valley with the shade of the mountains blocking the sun. Back to the drawing board.

    3. That’s a bugger, well maybe you can’t do sunrise and sunset, but wouldn’t night be amazing there? Do you ever do night shots?

    4. That sounds wonderful too, I guess we all have to live with the disappointments of where we live. I would love to get shots of Melbourne over a large area of water, but there is no where like that, so I have to make do with the river.

  5. Beautiful! Yeah it’s hard to process while you are traveling. I am looking forward to seeing more of your images. I’m glad you had some good sunrises and a local photographer to show you the best angle.

    1. The Wacom Mobile Studio Pro was fantastic for it, and made it a lot easier, but you still need time. Thank you Nicci, it was fantastic to get some beautiful sunrises, and worth getting up for. I will have to visit Tassie again and ask Fi to show me some more local highlights.

    2. It is nice being able to do that, though I would like to start seeing more of the country as well, so new places have to be researched. It is great, wish I could get one, maybe one day.

  6. we always hope to be too busy to process images while we are visiting a new place! I can’t wait to see more images from your trip. We will be visiting Tasmania in December and I can’t wait!

    1. That certainly happened and I’ve come home exhausted. All good. thank you Janice, I didn’t take as many as I thought I would, but all good. If you want any help with planning let me know. I’ve been twice now and am figuring out some great places.

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