Tasmania is a photographers paradise. Being here it almost feels as if you are in an undiscovered land.
In the peak holiday season of Summertime in Australia it can be hard to get a car park anywhere near a beach in Victoria, and trying to find a seat in a cafe can be as frustrating as trying to drive a car in peak hour Melbourne traffic. Steve and I often prefer to escape to the beach on cooler days when the other Melbournians are cozied up at home. Fighting for a spot on the sand is just not our thing, besides how do you mange to take beautiful landscape photographs when there are crowds of people everywhere?
Months ago, our plan was to head to WA this summer, as a friends wedding was coming up, but when plans got switched around Steve suggested we head to Tasmania. It seemed my husband had a dream to photograph the unique Tasmanian landscape, and when I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to blog in return for our accommodation it was decided we were heading to Tassie.
We booked the boat and confirmed our itinerary. We were so excited! Finally January 10th arrived and we headed to Tasmania for our two weeks of sun, scenery and both our digital and film cameras. Steve wasn’t going anywhere without his pride and joy (no not me or our kids) his Leica M6!
We have now almost finished our trip and although I am unsure how many digital photos have been taken I can tell you he already has 12 roles of film to develop when we get back to Melbourne! I have had the pleasure of taking a few of these film photographs, and the look of concern on his face when I do is quite amusing. So I pretty much stick to our digital camera, and my iPhone which is great for posting instantly to both Facebook and Instagram.
Tasmania has really impressed us, and we can see why so many artists choose to live here permanently after they visit just once. It really is a haven for photographers, artists, jewellers, writers and anyone looking for serenity and pure beauty. If I didn’t have strong ties in Melbourne I think I would be staying too.
So although we are not yet fully through our journey here, and we will no doubt go through several more film and fill up our memory cards with more photos, I thought I would share some of our favourite pics so far . . . . Well the ones we have actually gone through, we haven’t seen them all ourselves yet.
Want to know more about where we stayed along the way, or read more about our trip, head to www.reflectionsfromme.com
Be your own truth, mg