Beautiful Tasmania – Landscape Photos by Jason L. Stephens

When Jason L. Stephens picked up photography in 2011, he quickly realized that the only way he could feel comfortable with a camera in hand was by photographing the land he loves: Tasmania. Now, he’s an aspiring landscape photographer whose photos bring you on a beautiful tour of his home state.

Whether under the stars or beside the amazing beaches of Tasmania, Jason’s photos reveal his passion for the great outdoors. Even when the whims of nature don’t exactly follows his plans, he still manages to come away with interesting shots and a spirit of adventure.

Besides showcasing Tasmania’s natural beauty, his descriptions on Facebook provide tips for what to see and where to go if you visit the area. He also plans to run small workshops for photographers “who are willing to brave the elements of cold, brisk nights” in order to learn his techniques for night photography–and experience Tasmania for themselves.

To see more of Jason’s photography, visit his website, 500px or Facebook page.

That Tree

That Tree
Bay of Fires, East Coast Tasmania.
A very popular spot for landscape photographers both from here and from Interstate.

Bay of Light

Bay of Light
Bay of Fires, East Coast Tasmania.
I was hoping for an amazing sunrise on a recent trip down the East Coast, so I perched myself close to “that tree” in hope of something really, really special. It failed to live up to expectations shortly after this shot, but was glad I set up here to catch a glimpse of the first light for the morning. I have planned a series of shots from this spot, from 5 different days to remind me of why I get early for sunrises…

On the Wall

On the Wall
Bay of Fires, Tasmania.
A small mirrored reflection of “the tree” in a pool of water.

Numbness

Numbness
Was not the smartest thing to do to walk into water up the Central Highlands of Tasmania during winter.
But I wanted an image of this lone tree in the lake, and that’s what it took to get it. Next time I will remember to pack the 70-200mm in with my gear… Anyway, my toes have regained consciousness so all’s good!

Frozen Moment

Frozen Moment
Arthurs Lake, Central Highlands – Tasmania!
Knee-deep in water… freezing water! Today’s stunning sunrise.
Love having a 4.45am alarm settings on clock when you get to witness moments like these, even if the temperature outside is hovering on 0 degrees.
Love Tasmania, all year round!

60 Seconds or a Minute

60 Seconds or a Minute
Arthurs Lake, Central Highlands – Tasmania.
I do not normally take exposures over 30 seconds, so last night while I was witnessing one of the worst sunsets of 2014 I tried my hand at opening the shutter for a little longer than normal.

Mono Motion

Mono Motion
Arthurs Lake, Central Highlands – Tasmania.
Long exposure towards the end of the day in an attempt to get some motion in the sky. A thick cloud hampered any chance of colour, and I do personally love the mood black and white photographs sometimes can achieve.

Night Rider

Night Rider
Evandale, Northern Tasmania.
One of the very few problems I encounter around my home town of Launceston while shooting the night sky: PLANES! A few great spots to view Milky Way are not far from the airport. Glad I got plenty of shots without one in the frame, but thought I would share one with a pilot trying to run me down!

Rocky Road

Rocky Road
Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain.

Misty Morning

Misty Morning
Dove Lake, Cradle Mt Nat. Park Tasmania.
Was glad there was some low cloud and mist, as the sunrise failed to ignite the sky with next to no clouds…

Miena Magic

Miena Magic
Miena, Central Highlands Tasmania.
The moon was rising behind thick clouds, the ice was starting to make my fingers numb, the air was as clean as I have ever breathed in, the fog was playing games with my lens… Loved every second of it and glad I could bring that memory home in the shape of a photo!

Heavens Above

Heavens Above
Cressy, Northern Tasmania.
Rather than come home only with the normal Milky Way shots, which I had already taken, I and the 2 friends I was with took it upon ourselves to try this technique that we had seen around. Yes, its been done plenty of times before, but last night I had a turn of trying it. Was heaps of fun and we all shared a laugh.

Mr Percival

Mr Percival
Dolphin Sands, East Coast – Tasmania.
I missed yet another stunning sunset tonight, but during summer last year I did everything in my power to not miss this scene…. What a dude! Hope you all like him; he was such a character.

Friendly

Friendly
Friendly Beaches, East Coast Tasmania.
Pelican image #4 of my 10 image series.

300 Seconds

300 Seconds
Bridestowe Lavender Farm.
This sunset fired for 5 minutes only, the gear was packed away due to wind, rain and thick clouds, the thought of any colour at sunset were dashed! Then a gap in the clouds allowed some colour to just explode, a mad panic to get gear set up and get a shot was quite amusing to see!

Archy

Archy
Launceston, Tasmania.
Just another rainbow shot with a touch of extra rain!

Poor Timing

Poor Timing
Rosevears, Tasmania.
The Tamar River looked quite stunning yesterday afternoon, was set up here waiting for a nice sunset. The wind turned up first, so I once again missed the shot I had in mind. One day it will all come together as planned… One day!

Neopolitan

Neopolitan
Carrick, Northern Tasmania.
This reverse sunset reminded me of the Neopolitan Ice Cream…
I see things in a strange way sometimes!

Fog Set

Fog Set
Low lying fog at Sunset, Carrick, Northern Tasmania.
So while sitting at work yesterday afternoon I had a gut feeling the sunset might be a nice one. I was not exactly enthusiastic about it as I knock off work at 4.30pm and sunset was at 4.45pm. My gear was at home (5 minutes from work in peak hour) and anywhere half decent to photograph a sunset was 10 mins away, so you do the maths and I am pretty much stuffed!

Then enter the key the ingredient behind my photography: my wife!  I made a quick call to Anita around 4pm, and since she had to head out said she would drop my camera off to me at work! What an amazing woman…

Under the Bow

Under the Bow
Old Pier Beach, Bridport – Tasmania.
I cannot express in words the excitement, joy, peacefulness of turning up to Bridport last night during sunset in pretty ordinary weather and being treated to this visual experience, so I would rather just leave you all with my vision… A photo! A moment I will not forget for a long time to come, just amazing!




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Beautiful, beautiful pictures. I especially love the ‘Bay of Light’.

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Absolutely awe inspiring. I think “Night Rider” was my favorite, but they were all breath-taking images.

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