Tag Archives: Mt Wellington

Mt Wellington

17 Jan

Mt Wellington provides the backdrop for the city of Hobart.  Tonights sunset provided a colour show before our eyes.

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Mt Wellington

13 Feb

The Mountain is an icon.  To those who live in and around Hobart most of us can see the mountain.  I grew up with the mountain as a backdrop and whenever we wanted to know what the weather was going to do, a look at the mountain was always our guide.  The one thing that I don’t have now is a view of the mountain – although He Who Suffers tells me if I stand on the roof I would see it just fine – be ok if I didn’t have a height phobia.  So today as I headed out on my errands I had lots of time to see ‘my’ mountain.  Of course the best picture taking spots were not conducive to stopping the car but I will work on that next time.  For now this will have to do.

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As I pulled into the driveway this afternoon I noticed a new flower.  Yay, I don’t know what it is, a little native that has just popped up, but it is rather cute.  I think I could happily spend all my time photographing flowers, I just might have a bit of trouble in the winter months.

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Fireworks and night shots

9 Feb

This weekend we’ve had the Royal Hobart Regatta, which concluded tonight with a firework display.  So I headed out for my first attempt at capturing the perfect fireworks shot.  As it turned out, the lookout we headed to has become very overgrown.  I love trees but when you have an amazing lookout that is obscured by She Oaks that grow like weeds then perhaps some chainsaw action wouldn’t go astray.

Of course the obscured views meant that the viewing spots were very crowded.  And lets just say short people suffer in these kinds of situations.  Luckily a very nice gentleman had a big 4wd parked in the perfect spot with his mini tripod on the bonnet and was kind enough to let me share his bonnet space.

I was able to get a couple of shots that I’m happy with.  But like all things, I need more practise.  Of course this is kind of an issue with fireworks as they don’t happen all the time.

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As you can see from this cropped shot I didn’t take enough time to look at what else was on offer as far as great photo ops.  I really wish I had opened my eyes to more than just the fireworks space and gotten a better shot of the mountain.  There is always tomorrow night.

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As everyone left I had the viewing area to myself.  This shot needs to be looked at full size, I’m really happy with the light reflections on the water.

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I took this one while the fireworks were happening, I was so frustrated that my photo shots had been blocked by people moving in front of my camera that I gave up on the fireworks.  But the bridge makes a good shot.

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