Oast House, Hayes, Tasmania by Brett Rogers



Oast House, Hayes, Tasmania by 

Sizing Information

Small 23.2" x 15.5"
Medium 33.1" x 22.0"
Large 46.9" x 31.2"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

This Oast House near Hayes Tasmania has been seen on redbubble before and appears to be well-known to local photographers. I live a 25 minute drive from it so if I am passing from time to time I will stop and try different techniques and equipment to re-interpret the scene.

What is not so well known is that no lesser photographer than Snowdon thought it worthy of his attention when he photographed in Tasmania during 1980.

Like many of our Oast Houses this one has aged since then and could use some TLC. They represent an important link to Tasmania’s early days when hops production was a vital source of income to the fledgling state. Even today Tasmania is a major producer of the essential ingredient for brewing beer.

This field looks like hops have not been cultivated for many years, however you can still see a few shoots here and there from days gone past protruding into the scene. They’re a part of its story and are a welcome inclusion to me.

I took this particular photo with my Canon EOS RT SLR. I think the lens was the 35-105 EF zoom, but it might have been my 75-300, I’m not sure.

What I do know is that it was captured on one of the two rolls of Kodachrome 64 I mailed off to Dwaynes Photo in Parsons, Kansas USA in late December 2010, before they closed the world’s last remaining K-14 line for good in January 2011, and sent the famous film into history.


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Tasmanian Brett Rogers captures landscape, cityscape, and architectural photographs in and around his home town of Hobart. He also provides quality black and white film processing services and tuition in traditional film photography.

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  • Lissie EJ
    Lissie EJover 3 years ago

  • Thanks so much Lissie, what a nice surprise!

    – Brett Rogers

  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...over 3 years ago

    Nice work Brett, lovely golden tones in this image

  • Thanks so much Odille, sorry for the late reply…

    – Brett Rogers

  • mrjoshua
    mrjoshuaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, nice character on the home. The soft light is lovely.

  • Thanks, Kodachrome used to deliver that look, it is missed.

    – Brett Rogers

  • Kablwerk
    Kablwerkalmost 3 years ago

    I didn’t know Tassie had oast houses. I’ve only ever been to the West Coast where all they have is water & trees & a few mines, LOL.

  • Some say there might still be the odd thylacine out west, too. I have my own opinions about that.

    Not too many oast houses out that way, though. But in the Derwent Valley, where I live, there are still quite a few, including one just a couple of kilometres away. It’s still a major source of hops production for Australian breweries although the modern infrastructure is not as lovely as this old house. They didn’t always survive so well, as a combination of roasting fires and timber construction meant that inevitably some were burnt and, sadly, we lost one to that near Ellendale just a couple of years ago. Not all of them were constructed of wood of course. Some were more elaborate and no doubt expensive affairs such as this example

    Here’s a LINK to more information about them you might enjoy…
    Best Regards,

    – Brett Rogers

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 1 year ago

  • Dear Graham,
    Thank you so much, what an honour, and I’m just delighted you liked this one!

    – Brett Rogers

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