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The Boathouse

The Boathouse

Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park in Tasmania, is probably one of the most photographed sites in all of Tasmania. It’s an icon image, especially when the weather cooperates and the water is still and glass-like. The problem becomes attempting to capture a unique image—there are only so many angles of view and places to set up a tripod, and they all tend to lead to the same image…including this one.

That’s not to say I don’t like this image; I do. But, at the same time, it isn’t unique. Beyond the way the clouds are moving in on the peak of Cradle Mountain in the background, this image is like thousands of others taken each year; many probably from the exact spot I set up my tripod. Even as I was taking this image, there for five or six other photographers nearby.

All that said, I enjoy seeing this image. I remember how cold it was on this early autumn morning, how the clouds changes quickly as a storm was brewing and moving in, and how it was so peaceful. What a wonderful morning.

AustraliaCradle MountainLake St Clair National ParkOceaniaSunriseTasmaniaZeiss 21mm f2.8 Distagon T ZF.2