One of the main reasons I wanted to come to the east coast of Tasmania was to photograph a tree on a rock, seriously. There is a tree that grows from a rock in Binalong Bay and I’m sure it has been photographed thousands of times, but it didn’t matter, I still wanted to do.
The first thing to do when we got there was to find the tree. Google maps is pretty good, but for something like a tree on a rock, it can be hard. I narrowed it down to where I thought it would be, but when I got there the reality was all very different.
We were in Binalong Bay for two days so I knew i had two chances to get the tree. On the first morning we went down more to investigate and, as we thought might happen, we had trouble finding it. Thankfully there were a heap of photographers packing up, and I knew they had been there to photograph it so I asked. They were very helpful. Not long after that I was standing before the tree. The sun had come up too much and would be in my images so I left it with the plan to return for the sunrise the following morning.
You can see the image I got the next day. We had a bit of a sunrise, so there was some colour in the colour. I did do some long exposures and this is one of them. I used my Formatt Hitech 10 stop ND filter for around 2 minutes on this one.
I took many photos that morning, but as it is with travelling, not enough time to process, but hoping that will change when I get home, well it will. I hope you like my vision of the tree on a rock in Binalong Bay.