Images of a Big Island

Roaring Forties

During my recent visit to Tasmania I took the opportunity to have a look around the West Coast. One of the wildest coastlines in the world,often lashed by the fury of the Roaring Forties and the Southern Ocean it is a wilderness that is populated by small settlements of hardy fishermen and miners.

Conditions conspired against me with one day of incessant rain and the next day of rather flat lighting but hopefully these couple of images give you an idea of what is is like!

The second image was taken just before I slipped on a piece of kelp, went a over t and my brand new Canon 60D with a 10-22mm hit the rocks! Managed to pick it up just before a wave claimed it, camera survived with a cracked LCD but the lens was bent out of shape as well as the remote shutter release. Lucky I didn’t have the 24-105 L series attached!

I reckon you could have heard some very loud four letter words over on the East Coast!


10 responses

  1. Tasmania is one of the most fascinating place I have been too and you have two great representative shots here…

    my trip to tasmania was from Launceston to Hobart (east coast) on a 2 week road trip and someday i hope to return and do the other half

    September 18, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    • Thanks Abu, the West coast is a fascinating place although a lot more sparsely populated!

      September 18, 2011 at 10:44 pm

  2. Sweet images Tim, sure is a wild place.

    September 19, 2011 at 10:15 am

    • Cheers Andrew, didn’t get the light I was hoping for. Try and spend more time there next time!

      September 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm

  3. True North Mark

    Some quite different image for you Tim…well done!

    September 19, 2011 at 10:05 pm

  4. Cheers Mark, different……. how so?

    September 19, 2011 at 10:37 pm

  5. True North Mark

    Mainly using an ND filter I think mate…can’t recall you doing that for a while at least.

    September 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    • Ha ha, well spotted! Did a bit of experimenting, ND & ND grad. Put a bit of a colour cast thru the top of the frame though

      September 20, 2011 at 7:50 pm

  6. Tony Middleton

    Sweet coast there Tim. I hope that the damage bill isn’t ‘too’ nasty !

    September 22, 2011 at 5:48 am

    • Haven’t sent them away yet, not looking fwd to it though!

      September 22, 2011 at 10:51 pm

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