The Hazards (II), Coles Bay, Tasmania

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    Another quick shot of the Hazards from Coles Bay, Tasmania.

    Some lovely red/orange rocks there too! DEFINATELY, a place to reshoot and very easily accesible!

    Coles Bay

    Coles Bay, the hub of Tourism on Tasmania's east coast, is an Australian town on the east Coast of Tasmania located 192 km (2hrs 20min drive) north east of Hobart and 209 km (2hrs 30min drive) south east of Launceston[2], being the main entrance point for visitors to the Freycinet National Park. It has a population of about 470 people including the surrounding area, but a large number of tourists visit the area for its scenery and outdoor activities, which include hiking, biking, fishing, boating and Sea kayaking.

    The town is on the northern end of Great Oyster Bay with stunning views of the red and pink granite peaks known as The Hazards, on the Freycinet Peninsula. It is in the area of the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council. Each Easter the town is one of the three locations for the Australian Three Peaks Race, a continuous sailing and running event starting at Beauty Point just north of Launceston and ending at Hobart with runners scaling three mountains including Mount Freycinet (33 km run; 620 m ascent), Cooloola Coast Flower Show and the Foreshore Family Carnival from Boxing Day to New Year's Eve.

    The Hazards

    The Hazards are a rugged mountain chain in the Freycinet National Park on Tasmania's east coast. They are positioned between Coles Bay, Tasmania and Wineglass Bay and are said to be named after local whaler, African-American Captain Richard Hazard.

    The Hazards are made of granite. Orthoclase, a pink feldspar gives the mountains their pink tint. Orthoclase, a pink feldspar gives the mountains and coastline their characteristic pink tint. Amos and Dove are two of the more well known mountains, with the track to the Wineglass Bay beach and lookout, lying besides Mount Amos.

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    1. Young's Photos [deleted] 52 months ago | reply


    2. Bellesí_██_ 52 months ago | reply

      Beautiful place and beautiful photo!

      Your images are among the best on Flickr
      Seen in: Flickr's Best Landscape Photographers Group

      Thank you for sharing this photograph

    3. blue fin art- 1.5 Million Views. Thank You! 52 months ago | reply

      Another wow shot.

      Those amazing colours in the rocks make it stunning.

    4. Mahnie 52 months ago | reply

      this is amazing.

    5. andrew katic 52 months ago | reply

      really nice mate.colourful foreground

    6. Keith Aggett Photography 52 months ago | reply

      amazing colours throughtout

    7. Kate Caston 52 months ago | reply

      You really have captured Tassies beauty!

    8. » madelyn 52 months ago | reply

      Such captivating colour, motion and composition.

    9. Ingrid Douglas Photography 52 months ago | reply

      Fabulous POV here and the fact you made it doubly so from the angle you captured this from. Superb landscape skills. I am officially jealous.

    10. aumbody images 52 months ago | reply

      fabulous tones and colours both in the rocks and in the water

    11. Simon Diete 52 months ago | reply

      I love the set you have done from Tassie! Hard to go past those rocks in the front, great find :-)

    12. Dennis_F 52 months ago | reply

      beautiful capture!

    13. Baqer Jawad Photography 52 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture , Like it !

    14. Tim Poulton 52 months ago | reply

      Stunning work Matt, I've been checking out your stream and I'm in awe of your photography, you're the master of everything beautiful. Your work in Tasmania is truly splendid.

      Thanks for the nice comment, it means a lot, haven't been out shooting for far too long, have a trip planned next week to far North Queensland.

    15. Dylan Toh 52 months ago | reply

      shrouded in cloud as I Remember them
      magnificent shot - if you don' know Kah Kit Yoong , I might point you his way for his takes on Tassie from his portfolio.

    16. Matthew Stewart | Photographer 52 months ago | reply

      Wow. Tim. Thanks for the very kind comment. I love your image from the Aperture Awards too last year. Fingers crossed I do well this year, I managed to get a Platinum award for one shot.

      Ah yes, I follow his stream. Very jealous!!

    17. [ Rodelicious ] 52 months ago | reply

      an instant fave buddy!

    18. olivr 51 months ago | reply

      That's why we carry our cameras!

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