ANGELA SIEJKA PHOTOGRAPHY

It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the amazing photography of Angela Siejka.     After putting it 'out there' for local artists/photographers to contact me regarding hanging their artwork on our Elaia dining room walls, I was delighted to hear from Angela.  

I had been following Angela for some time on Instagram @angelasiejka so I was familiar with her work of everything Tasmanian.   Here is Angela's story about herself and her artwork that currently hangs in Elaia.    You are more than welcome to pop in and have a closer look as the photos here don't do them justice.   And of course they are all available for sale.     We are located at 240 Charles Street, Launceston. Tasmania. 

About me...Angela Siejka

" I am Tasmanian, I love Tasmania and I am passionate about everything Tasmanian. 

The people, the coasts,the mountains,the rainforests, the local businesses,the passion shown by many of us,the amazing fresh produce,the weather(yes...the weather ),the sense of community and support for others, the waters, the  natural wonders and most of all, I love family....

My family, Friends' families , Work families, Business families, School families , Market families , Spiritual families, Small town families and so on. They are what make Tasmania so special.

My photography only began 5 years ago. It has combined all the above into a medium that I  happily share for many to see and enjoy.

I gain so much pleasure from exploring Tasmania. The walks through our rainforests in Autumn awaken all the senses; the coastal regions on stormy days feel like another world; the sunsets and sunrises are always different; the salt air is invigorating; the forest fragrance after a rainfall varies from forest to forest depending on which tree species dominates; the days wandering  near water/sea/rivers/lagoons when all is calm, give me  an inner peace.

I wish to portray the iconic Tasmania in my images. Not just our amazing natural beauty, but our wonderful sense of humour, our weather, our hidden wonders , our sense of community. I hope to encourage many to explore our state. I also love that I give so much pleasure to many that cannot visit the places I can get to. 

I have 4 adult children , who along with my husband, John, have supported and encouraged my love of exploring Tasmania and sharing the images."

 

Cheers

Ange xx

"...whispering a wish...." Dandelion (Black & White square photo framed with non-reflective glass, white double mat and elegant black timber frame)  I was wandering along the track towards Skeleton Bay early one morning, keen to try out my new lens ( 100-400mm).  I was looking for things, birds, waves , animals that would have been at a distance. I stopped at one point and thoroughly enjoyed soaking up the sounds of the bush and the sea with the early morning sun sending a gorgeous glow over the trunks of the gum trees. I noticed the dandelions and thought I would experiment with settings and positioning. I was thrilled with the results I saw in camera. Especially as I was not using a tripod. This image is what we call handheld ( Camera and lens weighing a few kg ) What I love about this photo is the  mesmerising beauty,  the symmetry and the wonder of nature all displayed in a 'simple herb' ( or weed tomany 😊)  

"...whispering a wish...." Dandelion

(Black & White square photo framed with non-reflective glass, white double mat and elegant black timber frame)

 I was wandering along the track towards Skeleton Bay early one morning, keen to try out my new lens ( 100-400mm).  I was looking for things, birds, waves , animals that would have been at a distance. I stopped at one point and thoroughly enjoyed soaking up the sounds of the bush and the sea with the early morning sun sending a gorgeous glow over the trunks of the gum trees.

I noticed the dandelions and thought I would experiment with settings and positioning. I was thrilled with the results I saw in camera. Especially as I was not using a tripod. This image is what we call handheld ( Camera and lens weighing a few kg )

What I love about this photo is the  mesmerising beauty,  the symmetry and the wonder of nature all displayed in a 'simple herb' ( or weed tomany 😊)

 


Pieman River Early Morning Reflections I was spending a few nights at Corinna Wilderness Cottages earlier this year.  On my last morning , I wandered down towards the Pieman River with coffee and breakfast and camera in hand. Very early and very cold. This was the spectacular, serene and stunning view that I was priveliged to experience....and to capture.  The Pieman River enters Tasmania's West Coast and snakes its way inland through the Tarkine/Takayna region.  It is edged with thousand year old trees ,which include leatherwood, celery top pine, sassafras, king billy pine, huon pine, myrtle beech, pencil pine, native laurel, soft tree fern, slender tree fern, blackwood,  native plum, whitey wood and many more. I spent four days exploring this area and a bit further into north west Tas.  I cannot wait to return and spend a few weeks in this spectacular and unique region of our world.

Pieman River Early Morning Reflections

I was spending a few nights at Corinna Wilderness Cottages earlier this year.  On my last morning , I wandered down towards the Pieman River with coffee and breakfast and camera in hand. Very early and very cold. This was the spectacular, serene and stunning view that I was priveliged to experience....and to capture.  The Pieman River enters Tasmania's West Coast and snakes its way inland through the Tarkine/Takayna region.  It is edged with thousand year old trees ,which include leatherwood, celery top pine, sassafras, king billy pine, huon pine, myrtle beech, pencil pine, native laurel, soft tree fern, slender tree fern, blackwood,  native plum, whitey wood and many more.

I spent four days exploring this area and a bit further into north west Tas.  I cannot wait to return and spend a few weeks in this spectacular and unique region of our world.


The Nuggets , Freycinet National Park, East Coast Tasmania I had driven down early to do the Wine Glass Bay Lookout walk. I was so lucky to spend an hour or so watching a mother whale  and her calf playing in Wine Glass Bay. I then spent a few hours wandering around Freycinet Beaches and Rocky outcrops and then ended the day at Cape Tourville Lighthouse walk. I was fortunate to turn a corner and be greeted with this stunning image of the late afternoon sun sending an amazing glow over these granite islets  known as The Nuggets .

The Nuggets , Freycinet National Park, East Coast Tasmania

I had driven down early to do the Wine Glass Bay Lookout walk. I was so lucky to spend an hour or so watching a mother whale  and her calf playing in Wine Glass Bay. I then spent a few hours wandering around Freycinet Beaches and Rocky outcrops and then ended the day at Cape Tourville Lighthouse walk. I was fortunate to turn a corner and be greeted with this stunning image of the late afternoon sun sending an amazing glow over these granite islets  known as The Nuggets .


SOLD "Binalong Bay is located at the southern end of The Bay of Fires on Tasmania's East Coast. On a stormy grey day, the waters can shine like an Emerald. On this day, I stood as the beach began to curve towards the point , watched the waves rolling in and became mesmerised as the emerald waves became brilliant white as they crashed onto the shore.  I have spent many years on this beach, and there has not been one day the same as another."

SOLD

"Binalong Bay is located at the southern end of The Bay of Fires on Tasmania's East Coast.

On a stormy grey day, the waters can shine like an Emerald. On this day, I stood as the beach began to curve towards the point , watched the waves rolling in and became mesmerised as the emerald waves became brilliant white as they crashed onto the shore. 

I have spent many years on this beach, and there has not been one day the same as another."


' The Gum Tree' I was wandering past the shacks at Pieman Heads , West Coast Tasmania , when I did a double-take and noticed that this wasn't your normal Tassie Gum tree. This is the iconic Tassie humour I love to share in my images. It makes me smile thinking about the tree  and thinking about how it has grown over the years. I'm sure there have been many belly laughs as the  boots budded and flowered....or simply got flung up in the air until they hooked themselves on to the branches. We had travelled down the stunning Pieman River aboard the beautifully restored Arcadia ll , disembarked, and walked past the shacks across to the rugged, wild beaches of Tasmania's West Coast. A trip I will never forget and cannot wait to return.'

' The Gum Tree'

I was wandering past the shacks at Pieman Heads , West Coast Tasmania , when I did a double-take and noticed that this wasn't your normal Tassie Gum tree.

This is the iconic Tassie humour I love to share in my images. It makes me smile thinking about the tree  and thinking about how it has grown over the years. I'm sure there have been many belly laughs as the  boots budded and flowered....or simply got flung up in the air until they hooked themselves on to the branches.

We had travelled down the stunning Pieman River aboard the beautifully restored Arcadia ll , disembarked, and walked past the shacks across to the rugged, wild beaches of Tasmania's West Coast. A trip I will never forget and cannot wait to return.'


"Launceston's Seaport Marina in Winter. This was taken early in Winter 2017. I was preparing to go to work and noticed the effect of the early sun shining through thick fog. I grabbed my camera and left early enough to detour into Launceston's Seaport Marina and spend an hour wandering along the Boardwalk, before starting work at the Pharmacy. I particularly enjoyed the peace and tranquility  as I watched the motionless boats. I also love reflections of the geometric lines."

"Launceston's Seaport Marina in Winter.

This was taken early in Winter 2017.

I was preparing to go to work and noticed the effect of the early sun shining through thick fog.

I grabbed my camera and left early enough to detour into Launceston's Seaport Marina and spend an hour wandering along the Boardwalk, before starting work at the Pharmacy.

I particularly enjoyed the peace and tranquility  as I watched the motionless boats. I also love reflections of the geometric lines."


SOLD   "Halls Falls Rainforest Walk Pyengana, North East Tasmania. This is part of the walk as you wander along to the Halls Falls and man made weirs on the Groom River. It's about an hour return through beautiful lush ferns and native trees filled with so much bird life. It's not unusual to spot a wedge tailed eagle amongst the many other noisy species. There are two falls,one naturally occurring and one that was man made to support the Tin mining industry worked by the Chinese population in the 1880's. There are many huge tree stumps still to be seen,that were felled over a hundred years ago.

SOLD   "Halls Falls Rainforest Walk

Pyengana, North East Tasmania.

This is part of the walk as you wander along to the Halls Falls and man made weirs on the Groom River. It's about an hour return through beautiful lush ferns and native trees filled with so much bird life. It's not unusual to spot a wedge tailed eagle amongst the many other noisy species.

There are two falls,one naturally occurring and one that was man made to support the Tin mining industry worked by the Chinese population in the 1880's. There are many huge tree stumps still to be seen,that were felled over a hundred years ago.


This photo is on the far right on pic... so you most definitely have to come in and check out.. Ritsa " Ruby Bonnet Fungi ,  St Columba Falls Forest walk.  St Columba Falls is in Pyengana in North East Tasmania. It is a relatively short walk through lush rainforest , gorgeous large ferns and across river beds to the Falls.   The Ruby Bonnet is only 4cm. I had to  lay on the ground to get this image,and it was worth it. This is one of my favourites. I was wandering  along during Autumn and noticed whatlooked like tiny sparkling red buttons on the ground."

This photo is on the far right on pic... so you most definitely have to come in and check out.. Ritsa

" Ruby Bonnet Fungi ,  St Columba Falls Forest walk.

 St Columba Falls is in Pyengana in North East Tasmania.

It is a relatively short walk through lush rainforest , gorgeous large ferns and across river beds to the Falls. 

 The Ruby Bonnet is only 4cm. I had to  lay on the ground to get this image,and it was worth it. This is one of my favourites.

I was wandering  along during Autumn and noticed whatlooked like tiny sparkling red buttons on the ground."

© ELAIA CAFÉ