Hate to say it but best viewed large (particularly important with pano’s).
Had a great time in Tassie with Donovan but as is so often the case when exploring new areas it really felt like a reconnaissance trip. Didn’t really get the light I was after and/ or was not in the right place at the right time to take advantage of it when it did happen (like the dawn of this perfect day although I got up at 5:30am I was still below the tree line when the best light was happening). I was also held back a bit by critical gear failures, backpack harness broke, torch died and tent leaked so instead of heading up here the night before, I was in Pine Valley Hut trying to dry my gear next to a pot belly.
Next time I reckon I could spend a day or two (weather permitting) just exploring The Acroplis’ rugged plateau. With a rope you could certainly get to some amazing spots. Still had an amazing trip experiencing all four seasons in as many days, snow, sunshine, rain and hail, and it was great getting to know Don a bit better too.
From Left to Right: Lake St Clair (I walked to the far end of this the same day as I took this shot, 43km phew), Mt Othrys and Mt Olympus (above Lake St Clair). Mt Byron (the pyramid out by itself). Mt Gould, The Minotaur and The Parthenon (the interconnected range heading towards the camera). Frenchman’s Cap (the distant mountain on the right of the frame in the middle of a sea of cloud). The foreground peak is part of The Acropolis. Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D mkII
Lens: EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM @ 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80th sec
When: 11:30am on 8/4/09
One of my very rare hand held shots.
For more Tassie shots check out my Tasmania gallery.
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