Freycinet Park

June 11, 2023  •  10 Comments

  Freycinet is a national park on the east coast of Tasmania(half way down on the above map), 125 km northeast of Hobart.  It occupies a large part of the Freycinet Peninsula and was founded in 1916.  Along with Mount Field National park, it is Tasmania's oldest park.   We were up early for sunrise driving back into Freycinet National Park to a beautiful area called Sleepy Bay.  It was very rocky and given that it was very dark before we arrived, I did not do a lot of walking before finding a spot for my composition.  I pretty much stayed in one spot and waiting for the light.  Sleepy Bay is a beautiful rocky bay with turquoise waters and orange lichen-encrusted rocks.  
 

 

 We stayed in  the fishing and touristy town of Bicheno.   In the afternoon, I walked around the town and Alan and I went to  check out the blowhole.

In the evening, we drove to Honeymoon Bay, inside of Freycinet National Park.  There really was not much  light on this little bay but it was a pretty scene.    Honeymoon Bay is actually a bay within the larger Coles Bay.  

The turquoise waters were pretty spectacular.  

Looking towards the sunset turned out to be a better option.   I pretty much stayed in the same spot, just watching the sun go down.  I experimented with some long exposures (keeping the camera's shutter open for longer) which smoothes out both the water and the clouds.

  Blue Hour.  Over the years, I've noticed that a lot of people leave after sunset but sometimes there can be beautiful  light after the sun has set.


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Garnet(non-registered)
Another set of amazing landscapes!!!
Thanks for sharing....
Jane Jamison(non-registered)
Your shots toward the sun are stunning.
Gretchen Taylor(non-registered)
Tasmania! WOW...what a journey. Phtotos are spectacular as usual...but "blue light" photo is amazing!
Tricia Matheson(non-registered)
Beautiful photos, Marsha. Best looking blow hole I have ever seen. Also, it is great to see new parts of Tasmania.
Duncan(non-registered)
Beautiful, Marsha. Absolutely beautiful. What else can I say...
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