Taken 2-Mar-18
Visitors 31

4 of 14 photos
Categories & Keywords

Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Athrotaxis cupressoides, Australia, Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake, Pencil Pine, Tasmania
Photo Info

Dimensions5472 x 3648
Original file size6.74 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken2-Mar-18 11:02
Date modified5-Mar-18 09:28
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D Mark II
Focal length19 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/30 at f/16
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-2/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto bracket
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
TAS, Cradle Mountain

TAS, Cradle Mountain

This is a view from Mount Campbell looking down over Hansons Peak, Dove Lake, and Cradle Mountain. In the foreground are two pencil pines (Athrotaxis cupressoides). These vulnerable conifers are endemic to Tasmania, growing in the highlands and having incredibly long lifespans (> 1200 years). They are often found in “groves” around the shores of the highland lakes and streams, giving a characteristic ambience.

This is the first of an upcoming spree of photos from a week shooting around Cradle Mountain. It was made possible because the generosity of the wonderful people at Cradle Mountain Hotel. I’ll elaborate on that in an upcoming blog entry.