The Never Never

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by nickthetasmaniac, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Here's a few (to many) shots from a four day hike I undertook last week. We basically did a circuit linking two of Tasmania's central National Parks - the Walls of Jerusalem and Cradle Mt/Lake St Clair - with a major off-track section through a region of the Upper Mersey Valley known as the 'Never Never'.

    All shots are chronological, to give you a bit of an idea of how the weather changed during the trip! I've never seen a late summer snowfall like this...

    Shot with the GH2, Nokton 25mm, Lumix 7-14mm and m.Zuiko 45mm

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    Mt Ragoona and the Blizzard Plain

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    Police Search and Rescue dropping in for a chat - a walker had called in with a broken leg and then disappeared...

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    Lake Meston Hut

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    Nothofagus gunii - 'Deciduous Beech'

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    Pencil Pine detail

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    Eucalypt sapling

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    The upper steps of Clark Falls

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    The beginning of the Never Never

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    Junction Lake

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    Reflections in Junction

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    Coral Fern

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    Junction Lake campsite the next morning!

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    Snow Gums

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    Another young Eucalypt

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    Junction in the morning light

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    Jen down by the Mersey River - start of the Never Never track

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    The final drop of Clark Falls

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    Fagus

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    Traveller Range

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    Feather Falls from the Never Never - these only flow after heavy rain and have a 50m+ drop!

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    Jen walking through Pinestone Valley on the Overland Track

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    Mountain Rocket

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    Deans Bluff in the background

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    The Du Cane Range looking angry
     
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  2. grantb

    grantb Mu-43 Veteran

    Tasmanian snow! too cool
     
  3. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Straw clutcher

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    Aug 10, 2011
    Beautiful shots ! Very envious of your travels and your 25mm !
     
  4. Gillymaru

    Gillymaru Mu-43 Veteran

    Awesome shots Nick. Love the way the light has that almost monochromatic look, not something we often have here.
     
  5. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 20, 2011
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    Good shots. The last one is simply spectacular!
     
  6. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    What a thread!!!!!!!!!!

    Simply stunning photos.
     
  7. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    What a thread!!!!!!!!!!

    Simply stunning photos.
     
  8. EthanFrank

    EthanFrank Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2011
    Really amazing stuff. I loved the photos both from an artistic point of view and by way of storytelling...it was neat to see before and after the big snowfall! Very well done.
     
  9. blaffendespin

    blaffendespin Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 28, 2012
    Rexburg, ID
    holy crap! you are hardcore! nice photos!
     
  10. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Great stuff Nick. Love the total transformation visible from the deep lush green of the 'Fagus' shot....to the harshness of the "Jen walking through Pinestone Valley" image.
    Very enjoyable set.
     
  11. rgeorge911

    rgeorge911 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 8, 2012
    Wonderful!

    Nick,

    Those are great shots. You are allowing many of us to see parts of the world we may never step foot on.

    I've posted a link on my blog to your shots. It may not be up for a week or two.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Reed
    DMC-365.blogspot.com
     
  12. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Thanks for your comments everyone, it's great to get some feedback :smile:

    Unfortunately, as a result of a speck of snow getting on the sensor during this trip, my GH2 is currently spending a bit of R&R time with the lovely lads at Walch Optics in Hobart... Hopefully she'll be back keeping the Nokton company soon :smile:
     
  13. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    The snow gums shot is sensational. I'd actually like to print that and hang it.

    Gordon
     
  14. Very nice. What a beautiful place! All thing going to plan I'll get to visit Tassie for the first time later this year.
     
  15. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 29, 2012
    Definitely a very interesting side of Oz I've never seen before. Nicely done.
     
  16. fljoe

    fljoe Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2011
    FL
    Time for the OM-D Nick with the weatherproofing :)
     
  17. lubov

    lubov Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 4, 2011
    Stunning.
     
  18. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Looks like a nice hike. Seems the snow was no surprise. I appreciate your identification of the plants. Remember, never say never.

    G