I took this shot while scrambling over sea-side rocks in the exquisite Bay of Fires, up around the sleepy little hamlet of The Gardens. This treasure-trove of a coastline is simply one of Tasmania’s delights, with wonderful scenery and sweeping bays of white sand and turquoise water.
For me however, the weather-rounded rocks stained with red lichen provided such a beautiful contrast with the blue sky that I found myself quite enraptured by it at times.
I lined this shot up and instantly liked what I saw. The clustered boulders of varying size, shape, texture and hue are a feast for the eyes to explore. The red growth is so bold, the sky so blue, and the little dash of water so clear at the foot of the image that you almost want to drink it. In its own way, although it’s really just a shot of some rocks at the edge of the sea, this is one of my favourite images from the Tasmania trip (admittedly there are a few I like) and I am quite pleased with how it turned out.