Rob Blakers and I just spent 5 days photographing Cradle Mountain and the Tarkine with a great group of people.

We wandered through ancient rainforests, discovered secret waterfalls and played under the stars. It was a fabulous trip.

Here are some of the images.

Afternoon light playing with the Cradle Mountain landscape
(Marion’s Lookout in the background)

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Taken: 8 April, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 112mm
  • ISO: 140
  • Keywords: Cradle Mountain, Liffey Falls, Tasmania, workshop
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Taken: 8 April, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 180
  • Keywords: Cradle Mountain, Liffey Falls, Tasmania, workshop
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

We treated our guests to a secret waterfalls in the Tarkine

Secret waterfall in the Tarkine

  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Taken: 7 April, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Keywords: Cradle Mountain, Tarkine, Tasmania, Vale of Belvoir
  • Shutter speed: 2s

Chasing the light

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Taken: 8 April, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 310mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Keywords: Cradle Mountain, Liffey Falls, Tasmania, workshop
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s

Wallaby and joey, Cradle Mountain

I only got one chance to take the shot… they were gone after the first click

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Taken: 7 April, 2017
  • Exposure bias: -4/6EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Keywords: Cradle Mountain, Tarkine, Tasmania, Vale of Belvoir
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s

Someone was interested in our car !

We also has a beautiful night under the stars

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Taken: 5 April, 2017
  • Exposure bias: -1EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Keywords: Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake, Tasmania, moonlight, night sky, reflections, stars, water
  • Shutter speed: 20s

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Taken: 5 April, 2017
  • Exposure bias: -1EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 20mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Keywords: Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake, Tasmania, boat shed, moonlight, night sky, red, reflections, stars, water
  • Shutter speed: 20s

And we visited the Vale of Belvoir and its magnificent myrtle forest

  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Taken: 6 April, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 36mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Keywords: Cradle Mountain, Tarkine, Tasmania, Vale of Belvoir
  • Shutter speed: 5s

  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Taken: 6 April, 2017
  • Exposure bias: -4/6EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 36mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Keywords: Cradle Mountain, Tarkine, Tasmania, Vale of Belvoir
  • Shutter speed: 1s

More images from the Vale of Belvoir

On the last day we visited Liffey Falls and the water was insane !

  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Taken: 9 April, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 50
  • Keywords: Cradle Mountain, Liffey Falls, Tasmania, workshop
  • Shutter speed: 1/1.3s

  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Taken: 9 April, 2017
  • Exposure bias: +1EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 29mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Keywords: Tasmania
  • Shutter speed: 1.3s

Testimonials

As a novice photographer, I am grateful for the one-on-one guidance, which started right from the basics. From finding a subject and working out composition, how to set up a tripod, and which lens and camera settings to use. Being able to get help throughout the workshop both in the field and while travelling/processing meant that I kept learning and consolidating throughout the trip. I am also thankful for being able to borrow a tripod, an umbrella and a macro lens to try out so I could get more out of the experience.

Sarah

The forests around Cradle Mountain had plenty of scope to find subjects to photograph, so the location was great and there was a variety of field work without having to travel far. The Tarkine experience was perfect, especially the walk to the falls, which helped me to get an appreciation of, and a feeling for, the place that we then tried to capture in photos. Having the opportunity for night, sunset and sunrise work was brilliant and your expertise in getting the right camera settings and composition for those was fantastic for learning a lot in a short time.

Sarah

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Loic Le Guilly is a photographer based in Hobart, Tasmania. His photographic pursuits are wide and varied from commercial and architecture, to nature, night-sky and even 360 VR panoramas.

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