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2 weeks in Tasmania

DaveC

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That's a pretty versatile lens Dave.
Yes, the more time I use it the more I'm enjoying it. On the Bruny Island boat tour I only carried my 16-50, and my 70-350. In fact for the whole Tasmanian trip I only used those two lenses, and occasionally my 12mm manual Samyang.
 

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More Bruny Island scenery
ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    29mm    f/5.0    1/2000s    ISO 200
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ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    16mm    f/8.0    1/1250s    ISO 200
ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    17mm    f/8.0    1/800s    ISO 200
 

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Hobart - Constitution Dock area
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Hobart from Mt. Wellington (Kunanyi )
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ILCE-6000    E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS    70mm    f/8.0    1/640s    ISO 200
ILCE-6000    E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS    70mm    f/8.0    1/800s    ISO 200
ILCE-6000    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/800s    ISO 200

Mt. Field National Park, Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls
ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    16mm    f/8.0    1/50s    ISO 200
ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    16mm    f/22.0    1/3s    ISO 200
ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    18mm    f/22.0    1/4s    ISO 100
ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    34mm    f/5.0    1/20s    ISO 200
ILCE-6000    E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS    350mm    f/6.3    1/25s    ISO 1000

Maydena, accommodation views.
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You got some beauties in that set, Dave.
Thanks David. I was quite pleased with my longer exposure shots in particular. Even though I had my tripod in the car, the walking conditions, and, or, the number of people made it impracticable most of the time. My solution was to take my monopod, and brace that by hand to nearby trees or hand rails.
 

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ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    24mm    f/14.0    1/125s    ISO 200

Tarralea Hydro-Electric station
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Button grasses. The tannin in the roots of these grasses give Tasmanian rivers their distinct "tea" colour
ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    16mm    f/14.0    1/8s    ISO 200
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Platypus Bay, Lake St. Clair. Unfortunately minus any Platypus.
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The old pumphouse, Lake St. Clair, now a luxury B&B.
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Remains of the old jetty where they washed up after breaking apart in a storm.
 

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The valley of the upper Franklin River, one of the last wild rivers in Australia. In 1983 I spent 12 days rafting this river from a point just upstream from this photo. In the 12 days we only saw one man made object other than fellow rafters or bushwalkers.
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Six image panorama.
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Around Nelson Falls. They don't call this region temperate RAINFOREST for nothing. The annual average for the area is nearly 3000mm, on this day and the next we certainly got our share.
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Maquarie Harbour from near Hell's Gate.
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Hell's Gate, the entrance channel of Maquarie Harbour. The Harbour is several times the size of Sydney Harbour, but limited by the narrow, dangerous channel to the left of the Lighthouse.
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ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    35mm    f/18.0    1/100s    ISO 200
 

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Beautiful.
I envy you your Franklin trip. I've done some walks.
As it happens my partner and I were camper trailering in Tassie exactly 5 years ago and your shots have awakened an itch to go back.
 

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It was a great trip, alas on the second day my waterproof housing split, writing off my camera and film. Love Tasmania, and my wife and I are seriously considering retiring there.
 

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Lighthouse at Hell's Gate, the entrance to Maquarie Harbour is said to have been given this name by the convicts sent here. It is a very narrow curved channel opening directly into the Southern Ocean. In the background you can see one of several current schooling walls built by convicts in row boats from rocks quarried by hand.
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ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    50mm    f/18.0    1/100s    ISO 200

Ocean side of Hell's Gate, followed by the harbour side.
ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    19mm    f/18.0    1/100s    ISO 200

Fish being fed at one of several fish farms in the harbour.
ILCE-6000    E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS    273mm    f/18.0    1/100s    ISO 200

Ruins of the largest of the buildings on the Sarah Island convict settlement. This settlement pre-dated the more well known Port Arthur, and for a time was if anything even more brutal.
ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    16mm    f/4.5    1/2500s    ISO 1000

Near horizontal rain, Sarah Island.
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Temperate rainforest, Lower Gordon River
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Tasmanian Blackwood tree.
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Shelf Fungi
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Trunk of a 2300 year old Huon Pine tree.
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Rain on Paperbark Trunk.
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80 year old Huon Pine
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Milling a piece of Huon Pine, these trees are now protected, however two families are licenced to collect, and mill, any logs which drift down the river.
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Strahan Harbour
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In and around the old mining town of Zeehan
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Cradle Mountain from Black Bluff lookout.
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ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    16mm    f/13.0    1/4000s    ISO 1000
ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    17mm    f/9.0    1/4000s    ISO 1000
ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    50mm    f/5.6    1/2000s    ISO 1000
ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    25mm    f/11.0    1/4000s    ISO 1000
ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    16mm    f/5.0    1/3200s    ISO 1000
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A wander around the "Mural Town" of Sheffield. Many of the buildings in this town have murals depicting the original or present use of the building.
 

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Our final day in Tasmania was spent hiking around Dove Lake to the northern face of Cradle Mountain Summit via Hansons Peak, the Face track, Kitchen Hut, and Marion's Lookout. According to my wife's FitBit we covered 17.5km (11miles), and climbed over 204 floors, all I know is we were very tired at the end of the day.
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Cradle Mountain from near Dove Lake car park, & below with Dove Lake in the foreground.
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Panorama of Dove Lake from the climb to Hansons Peak. Cradle Mountain on the left, Marion's Lookout opposite, and the Boatshed on the far right.
ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    16mm    f/9.0    1/3200s    ISO 1000

Lake Hanson
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ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    31mm    f/9.0    1/2500s    ISO 1000
ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    16mm    f/10.0    1/2000s    ISO 1000

Traversing the Face track
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Looking back at Dove Lake car park from the Face track.
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ILCE-6000    E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS    127mm    f/10.0    1/4000s    ISO 1000

Skink
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ILCE-6000    E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    16mm    f/8.0    1/3200s    ISO 1000

Cradle Mountain Summit
 

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Not so much of a holiday: more of a marathon? ;)
Not really a marathon, strenuous, yes but given the scenery worth it. We knew that this walk was going to be the most difficult of the trip, so it was left until last. The following day we had 11+ hours of lounging on the ferry back to Melbourne.
 

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Thank you for sharing your trek Dave. Appreciate your having taken the time to share it with us here.
Yes, since none of us are going anywhere for the foreseeable future, it's great that we can at least travel vicariously.
Thanks guys, I have enjoyed reliving the trip as well. We did it just in time, as Tasmania is now effectively quarantined from the rest of Australia. Hope everyone here stays healthy, and safe.
 
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