Moonlit Boatshed. Dove Lake, Tasmania

Neville Jones

Wheelers Hill, Australia

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This scene is lit entirely by the light of the full moon on 26th June 2010. I have been inspired by a couple of other moonlit scenes on Redbubble, particularly those of Alistair Wilson

My goal was to capture an iconic scene in a way we rarely see and to do it with one image rather than many. The star trails are a little more subtle than I had hoped, but I am generally happy with the result.

I learnt a lot from the experience. Mostly I learned to do even more research first. I knew exacly when and where the moon would rise and set and I knew it would be Full. I did not know however, that there was to be a Lunar Eclipse than night. So by 10pm, half the light intensity had gone. It gave me a good excuse to escape from the windy -3C scene.

I believe the boatshed was built by Lionel Connell but I have not found confirmation of this.

“In 1935 the Scenery Preservation Board appointed Lionel Connell as the first permanent ranger at Cradle Mountain. Connell bought the Weindorfer land and continued to upgrade the facilities at Waldheim. Connell was responsible for the construction of the Trailside Museum and several other buildings and tracks at Waldheim and in the surrounding area. " Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania

“*Dove Lake Boatshed*

The Dove Lake Boatshed is a well-known and picturesque feature of the Dove Lake scenery. Built during the 1940s, the boatshed is largely of original fabric, although some sympathetic repairs have been made. Primarily because of its contribution to the Dove Lake scenery, the boatshed is recognised as being culturally significant." Pencil Pine – Cradle Valley Visitor Services Zone Plan 2006 – Parks & Wildlife Service, Tasmania

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Runner-up in Natural light in A night somewhere

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