King Island Photographic Workshop December 2011

Have just returned from another amazing three day weekend Workshop on beautiful King Island. I have posted a small selection of images that I have had time to work on as I am trying to get a presentation ready for the Melbourne Camera Club  for this Thursday Night… I then fly out Saturday morning for a workshop to the Tasmanian Tarkine region with Peter Walton.    Our Hosts at the king Island Holiday Lodge Ian J and Lucinda were wonderful as usual and looked after us so well no-one wanted to go home. Standard jokes varied but most comments went along the lines of “I will just forget to go to the airport”, or “I will ring home and tell them we are unfortunately stuck here for another week”.  Weather was varied as one can expect from Bass Strait, but we got beautiful light, Dramatic Light, Stormy light and sunshine and fluffy white clouds! Ian J has just bought another wonderful 4WD Oka and wanted some new images of his machine while we were out photographing. I am of course happy to oblige! The lodge has at the moment a new baby…. in the form of an orphaned blind Bennett’s Wallaby joey! Other animal subject material were the wonderful little penguins doing their nightly shuffle and trying to get underneath some of our blankets while we sat mesmerized as they made their way up the rocks to their burrows. We photographed Flying Swans, observed Sea Eagles, countless sea-Birds, dodged wallabies at every turn and observed Flocks of Wild Turkeys, Cape Barron Geese, Ducks and Sea-Birds.  Another highlight was being able to photograph the Lobster catch as it unloaded on Curry Wharf ready to be chilled and flown to China. Seafood from this Island is always a delight and they looked very tempting indeed! Everyone has come home with great images, a keen desire to go again and some lovely memories. My next Workshop is scheduled for April 13 -15 2012 and have bookings already for this workshop….. Email me at:…… if you would like to join us!

For those of you that would like to see a greater selection of my King Island images…simply go to my website at…… select destinations in the menu bar and click on the King Island Portfolio.

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