There’s nothing I love more than sharing the work of talented friends from my little Island home, Tasmania. Alan Long was one of the many crazy Tassie boys I knew as a teenager who would be up at the crack of dawn to go surfing in the middle of Hobart’s freezing cold winter, even on days there was snow on the mountain!
It was his love of nature, surfing and snowboarding that inspired Al to begin photography after years of travelling around Tasmania and the rest of the world in pursuit of waves and snow.
Of his passion for nature photography Al says, “Growing up in Tasmania offered me access to a landscape that is so diverse yet compact, so wild and largely untouched by humans. It’s a very rewarding place for the nature enthusiast!
“Quite naturally for a surfer/snowboarder, my overseas travels were mostly always in pursuit of surf and snow and so of course I was constantly finding myself arriving at some incredibly beautiful places, like glassy green oceans crashing onto pristine shorelines at dawn. I simply felt the desire to capture these stunning landscapes and share them.”
Al manages to capture incredible images of landscapes in remote locations, never letting an early start or a long trek get in the way of the perfect shot. His breathtaking images are a stunning reminder of just how beautiful nature is – something we’re all guilty of forgetting as we sit stuck behind our computer screens.
The mostly self-taught photographer shoots with Nikon equipment, camera models D7000 and D200 along with an array of lenses ranging between 10mm fisheye to 400mm zoom. After fifteen years behind the lense he jokes, “I might get the hang of it one day.”
I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks he might have already! For daily pics from Al follow him @taz_al
Feature Image Bicheno, Tasmania
Photo 1-2 Mount Wellington, Hobart
Photo 3 Hobart, New Years Eve 2010
Photo 4 Hobart from the Eastern Shore
Photo 5 Kingston, Tasmania
Photo 6 Cape Queen Elizabeth, Bruny Island, Tasmania
Photo 7-9 Sorrento, Victoria