My inspiration for Picture Ross is my love for our home since 2013, the historic village of Ross Tasmania. As a keen amateur photographer I want to capture not just the touristy shots of Ross but the real character and moods so I can share what I love about this place. Not just the buildings and landscape either; I want to capture the community, the characters and what makes Ross so appealing to us, the people who live here and the thousands of visitors and tourists who pass through every year.
And it’s not only during the day you can capture a beautiful photo of the historic stone buildings in the Elm tree lined Church Street, the amazing carvings on the Ross Bridge, or the “Four Corners of Ross”. As the sun sets, the night sky lights up with the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere and if you’re lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the Southern Lights, Aurora Australis.
My photos, postcards and photo books of Ross are on display and for sale at the Man O Ross Hotel, Classwood, the Tasmanian Wool Centre and the Post Office, or if you’re around on the third Sunday any month, drop in and say Hi at the Ross Market. Ross is described as one of the finest heritage listed villages in Tasmania. Situated near the southern border of the Northern Midlands Council district it's character statement says.... "The Ross Heritage Precinct is unique because it is the intact core of a nineteenth century townscape, with its rich and significant built fabric and the village atmosphere. Its historic charm, wide tree lined streets and quiet rural environment all contribute to its unique character. Its traditional buildings comprise simple colonial forms that are predominantly one storey, while the prominent elements are its significant trees and Church spires. Most commercial activities are located in Church Street as the main axis of the village, which directs attention to the War Memorial and the Uniting Church on the hill. The existing and original street pattern creates linear views out to the surrounding countryside. The quiet rural feel of the township is complemented by a mix of businesses serving local needs, tourism and historic interpretation. Ross' heritage ambience has been acknowledged, embraced and built on by many of those who live in or visit the village."