Tag: scouting

It has been over a month now since I went to Tasmania and there are still many photos that I would like to process more, but time seems to be against me right now. I thought today I might give you another look at some that I did while there. A look back on the trip.


One thing that both my friend and I were sure about is that we wanted to go in winter. People said we were crazy, but to me it seemed like the ideal time to go.

I guess the big question is was it? Yes, I think so. The only thing that was bad was the rain really. The east coast of Australia was battered with storms and rain at the start of our journey there. While it did flood in parts of the state, it didn’t where we were, we did get quite a bit of rain. For the first half of the trip we hardly saw the sun. That wasn’t a bad thing and I do quite like many of the images that I got.

First time there

Being the first time anywhere means that you really don’t know what you are going to be in for. If I went back to some of the places, there are things I would do differently. I would plan to go at different times of the day. When you haven’t been somewhere before it is often hard to cage when the best time is. I have to look on the trip as a good scouting trip and next time plan things better.

Next time I would do more research myself about places. I really regretted not knowing more about Queenstown. I would have loved to have spent more time there.

More Trips

Ten days was not enough time and we are already planning another trip there. Perhaps in the spring, we don’t know yet, but it won’t be until next year. We do plan on going back to Port Arthur, but other than that we haven’t thought about much else. I do hope Queenstown will be included again, maybe for a couple of days.


Tasmania, while one of the smaller states of Australia, is still quite a large area. It would be impossible to do the whole place in that short amount of time. Luckily for me, it isn’t that far away and I can get there by boat or plane. So basically there is plenty of time to see all of it.

Here are some reminders of the trip.

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Scouting Around Marysville

Yesterday my daughter took me driving to Marysville.  I had very specific ideas of what I wanted to take photos of.  I had all the plans, knew where I was going, but when I got there, things didn’t go the way I hoped.  I was heading for one particular road, it was CLOSED.  Two hour trip for nothing.

Well almost.  We went to the lolly shop there and got talking to the people who told us about Steavenson Falls.  So we went looking for it.

steavenson falls, Marysville

It was a great waterfall, but in all seriousness it was too sunny, and I knew I didn’t have much hope of getting any good images.  I did have the neutral density filter with me and used it for the image above.  Nice to now you can get a long exposure in bright sunlight.

The atmosphere was disturbed by a group of school children who came to see the falls.  They are always so loud, and there never seems to be anyone in charge of them.  They seem to never be given guidance or understanding that they are disrupting other people.  If my children behave like that, well when they were children, they were reminded that people there didn’t want to listen to them.  I saw the something other day about children these days not having manners, I believe it.

There are walks around the falls and I would like to go back another time, but pick a better time to take photos.  Maybe first thing in the morning.  Marysville is really growing again, and is recovering well after being almost totally destroyed by the Black Saturday fires.  It might be good to go and stay overnight and then go to the falls early in the morning, before people get there, and do some exploring.  Something to think about at a further date.

So while the trip didn’t work out as I had hoped, it was good to at least see it and see some of the possibilities. Marysville is a lovely and beautiful small town. It is shocking what happened to it just over 5 years ago, but it is great to see that it didn’t destroy the spirit of the town.  I have a video somewhere in a post on what it was like a couple of months after the fires.

I am going to include a gallery for you to see two other images, plus the one above at the end.

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