Hells Gate Panorama

Hells Gate Panorama

Macquarie Harbour, West Coast Tasmania

Hells Gate Panorama

This image is one of my of personal favourites and also one of my highest resolution photographs. This image was one that I had been planning for a long time and the weather was beautiful with the full moon rising during sunset. This location, is not far from mainland Tasmania, it is not even far frome Strahan however it was very difficult to get to (and back) in my tiny little aluminium tinny. I stayed for a few hours perched on a rocky outcrop and captured this image at sunset and one of the moon. The name of this body of water is Hells Gates (rightfully so) and the current was so strong. After I had taken my photos, I headed off in my little boat towards my car parked on the beach to the right of this island, but I was just being pushed back out to sea. If I had of gone left I would've had to deal with navigating rocks and breaking waves in the dark. Not ideal. I managed to get back by hugging the coast and taking dramatic zig zags to get through the current at full throttle. It really made me wonder about the skill sailors have to navigate areas like this is much bigger vessels. The Entrance Island lighthouse is at Hells Gate on the heads of the Macquarie Harbour, West Coast Tasmania.

Photographic Prints

  • Print size


    1693mm (66.7inch)


    847mm (33.35inch)


    300 Pixels/Inch

  • Ratio

    Landscape 2:1

  • Printing details


    Canson Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm - a premium semi-gloss photo paper.

  • Inks

    High quality archival pigment inks.

  • Border

    A 25mm margin (a white border) is applied to all edges. This border is added to the size listed.

  • Watermark

    All watermarks are removed from photographic prints.

  • Packaging

    Prints are packaged in a clear archival sleeve that is rolled and shipped in a mailing tube.

  • Shipping

    Australian postage is free, international shipping is also available

  • Framing

    Framing is not supplied, however can be arranged through Tasmanian-based suppliers at retail cost. Additional shipping costs apply, and delivery time is extended.

Technical Details

Camera settings

  • Camera

    Sony a7r

  • Lens

    Sony G series FE 90mm f2.8 G OSS

  • Exposure

    1/25 through to 1/125 seconds

  • Aperture


  • ISO


  • Digital details

    Dimensions: 20000px x 10000px

    Megapixels: 200.00mp


  • Photographic

    24 individual photographs were taken, tripod mounted. 2 rows of panoramas were taken, 12 shots for the sky, 12 shots for the subject.

  • Processing

    Edited in Lightroom using custom linear profiles. Panorama merged and edited in Photoshop.


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