Dove Lake (III), Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Matthew Stewart

Nundah, Australia

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<b><i>Gear</i></b>: <i>Canon 5D Mk II | Canon 17-40 </i>

<b><i>Settings</i>:</b><i> ISO 50 | f/16 | 1/6 | 36mm</i>

After the cold sunrise at Cradle Mountain and I’d the shot the rocks seen in other images on my stream to bits, I legged it around to the boat shed, which is only a few hundred metres away. The light was good. As the boat shed is in a sort of low area with the sunrise to the left, I figured, waiting a little longer would work well. Maybe a little too long but still good light. Next time, I’ll wait there. I can’t believe to the right of the shed is an amazing tree that frames the boat shed perfectly. You really can’t get any better than that! One of those shots for another time.

On another side note, I was very lucky to win a few awards in the International Aperture Photography Awards and Landscapes 500.

For the <a href="" rel="nofollow">International Aperture Awards</a>, I scored 95 for this <a href="">image</a>, and got 2nd in the Landscapes category, Amateur Section, just pipped by good friend, superb photographer (who took out two categories) Ben Ryan with his 2010 Moran Prize Finalist image, <a href="" rel="nofollow">Long Ride</a>. Well done Ben!

Also I was lucky to win 1 Silver and 2 Bronze awards for 3 of my Tasmania shots in the Landscapes 500 competition!

<i><b>Coles Bay</b>

Coles Bay, the hub of Tourism on Tasmania’s east coast, is an Australian town on the east Coast of Tasmania located 192 km (2hrs 20min drive) north east of Hobart and 209 km (2hrs 30min drive) south east of Launceston, being the main entrance point for visitors to the Freycinet National Park. It has a population of about 470 people including the surrounding area, but a large number of tourists visit the area for its scenery and outdoor activities, which include hiking, biking, fishing, boating and Sea kayaking.

The town is on the northern end of Great Oyster Bay with stunning views of the red and pink granite peaks known as The Hazards, on the Freycinet Peninsula. It is in the area of the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council. Each Easter the town is one of the three locations for the Australian Three Peaks Race, a continuous sailing and running event starting at Beauty Point just north of Launceston and ending at Hobart with runners scaling three mountains including Mount Freycinet (33 km run; 620 m ascent), Cooloola Coast Flower Show and the Foreshore Family Carnival from Boxing Day to New Year’s Eve.

<i><b>The Hazards</b>

The Hazards are a rugged mountain chain in the Freycinet National Park on Tasmania’s east coast. They are positioned between Coles Bay, Tasmania and Wineglass Bay and are said to be named after local whaler, African-American Captain Richard Hazard.

The Hazards are made of granite. Orthoclase, a pink feldspar gives the mountains their pink tint. Orthoclase, a pink feldspar gives the mountains and coastline their characteristic pink tint. Amos and Dove are two of the more well known mountains, with the track to the Wineglass Bay beach and lookout, lying besides Mount Amos.


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