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overland-track

Only in Tasmania in summer!

Taken by dexodexo just a couple of weeks ago:

Enjoy his refreshing set of photos of a journey along Tasmania’s world-famous Overland Track in all its moods.


Editor’s note: If you would like to be featured here, simply upload your photographs to Flickr [signing up is free] and we’ll find them. We check regularly for new entries tagged with ‘Tasmania’ or, better still, ‘thisTasmania’.

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tassie-sky

This week’s entry comes from shastadaisy. The title comes from a poem by Pablo Neruda:

Like love, like a medal,
I take in,
take in
south, north, violins…
the smell of waves.
I gather up,
endlessly,
painlessly,
I breathe.

Editor’s note: If you would like to be featured here, simply upload your photographs to Flickr [signing up is free] and we’ll find them. We check regularly for new entries tagged with ‘Tasmania’ or, better still, ‘thisTasmania’.

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new-norfolk

This delightful shot of New Norfolk is only done justice when viewed large.

It comes from the portfolio of Melbourne-based Wibowo Rusli. Check out his Flickr photostream.

Editor’s note: If you would like to be featured here, simply upload your photographs to Flickr [signing up is free] and we’ll find them. We check regularly for new entries tagged with ‘Tasmania’ or, better still, ‘thisTasmania’.

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tools

Welcome back to Flickr Friday. We’re reviving our popular feature with this classic shot by Rick Elkins, a New York-based art director who was on assignment in Tasmania for a commercial shoot.

“We filmed at a number of different locations and this photo was taken in a tool shed of a property where we were using to park our vehicles.

“The location was between Queenstown and Lake Burberry. I was wandering around between takes, trying to stay dry from the frequent rain when I discovered the shed.”

See more of his work here.

If you would like to submit your photographs for Flickr Friday just tag them with ‘thistasmania’ and we’ll find them.

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pandanis-and-lake-pedder

jeff-miller-portraitJeff Miller first visited Tasmania in 2005 on recommendations from co-workers in the US Antarctic program.

“Being a geographically-challenged Yank, at the time all I really knew about Tassie was that the devil lived here. During that first visit I only had time to hike the Overland Track and see Wineglass Bay, but it was enough to make a huge impression. I was hooked.”

As luck would have it, his partner was offered a job in Hobart the following year.

Jeff quickly followed and, now permanent residents, they are intending to stay indefinitely.

“We are very keen bushwalkers and the huge unspoilt wilderness were such an attraction. Couple that with the laid-back lifestyle and the quality of life and I really can’t understand why Tassie isn’t overrun with mainlanders.

“It seems the locals have done a great job of keeping this place a well-guarded secret.”

While an unpublished amateur photographer, Jeff is skilled at capturing the graphic elements of a scene and has a well-developed eye for composition.

He particularly enjoys the symmetry of reflections, but finds beauty in most any landscape.

“In the short time we’ve been here, we have been lucky to see quite a lot of the State.

“For the photographer, Tasmanias varied landscapes offer endless opportunities. Rainforest, beaches, waterfalls, rugged mountains — you name it and it is here.”

Click on any image below to see a larger version:

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A handful of Tasmanian surfers are giving the big-name pro surfers something to think about with their ongoing assaults on Shipstern Bluff.

Photos and footage from their amazing efforts are some of the most compelling in the Oakley Surfing Life Big Wave Awards — Australasia’s most sought-after big surf challenge.

 ‘They’re just charging,’ says photographer Stuart Gibson, winner of the prestigious Nestle Award, who’s been busy documenting his mates’ efforts at Shipstern.

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