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Postcard From Tasmania

June 21 2011

by Philip Northeast

Marcos Ambrose – Local Boy Makes Good

NASCARs latest race winner, Marcos Ambrose is from Launceston in Tasmania, the same part of the state I come from.

Here is Marcos in a Aussie V8 supercar racing at Symmons Plains, just outside his home town of Launceston. Note the #1 on the Ford Falcon indicating Marcos Ambrose is the reigning series champion.


Camera:Pentax *istDS with a Sigma zoom lens  at 70mm



Volcanic Ash Sunset

A spectacular sunset over the hills around Hobart with reflections on the Derwent River during a recent Harness racing meeting.  Ash from a Chilean  volcanic eruption that disrupted air travel that weekend possibly helped to create this sight.

Sunset at the Track

Sunset at the Track


(Pentax K-5  Sigma 18-125  f5 ISO 80 focal length 45mm)


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