In February 2010, I was flown to Tasmania to shoot a wedding and as I had never been to Tasmania before, I decided to extend my stay and took advantage to take time out for a little holiday.
The first night I stayed in Hobart. To be honest, Im a photographer first before Im a wedding or portrait photographer, so naturally I took the opportunity to head out and had a wander around Salamanca Place, which is an area full of 19th century waterfront warehouses converted into restaurants, cafes, and art galleries. I then headed down to the waterfront to take some photos before it got dark.
The wedding was in Bicheno about 2 hours north of Hobart on the east coast. The next morning I jumped in the hire car and headed for Bicheno – somewhere on the way from Hobart to Bicheno I took these photos of the beautiful countryside.
Bicheno is an amazing place with beautiful country landscapes to the west and dramatic seascapes to the east. I was at Diamond Island Resort for a few days for the wedding celebrations.
After the wedding a few of us headed down to the Bicheno Blowhole.
After the wedding I headed south down to Port Arthur. Most people remember Port Arthur for the terrible tragedy that happened there and from the people I spoke to said it has an eery uncomfortable feeling about the place. I would have to disagree, as I experienced more of an overwhelming feeling of the more distant past when prisoners were sent there in the colonial days and the historical background of Port Arthur. It might of been that it was quite a warm day for Hobart and it actually felt very peaceful and very much like spring was in the air. It’s such a huge place and while there were other tourists there, I certainly had plenty of room to wander and take photos without getting too many tourists in the background of the photos.
I never got around to sharing any of my photos from Port Arthur last year, and the other day I was going back through my photo archives so thought I would edit up some of my favourite images from Port Arthur and share them with you as I think Port Arthur is such a picturesque location.