Upper Gledhill Falls

Trying to find the fairies and elves at the secret falls 🙂

Techie data:
D7000 with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ 11mm Aperture: f/13 Shutter 30, 10 and 6 seconds
Hoya screw in circular polariser and neutral density filter (3 stops)

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed

Adele Falls

One of three very quaint falls located at Lawson – these are excellent since they are not the most visited falls, like Leura Cascades or Wentworth falls, this equates to more time and room to move if your taking photos 😉

What I am really enjoying with waterfall shots is the fact that you often have to work pretty hard to find a really good composition or for that matter a original one, now throw in slippery rocks, rain, branches and a guaranteed challenge of not have a nice spot to plonk one's tripod and things get really interesting 🙂

At this time of day the Adele falls had the sunlight streaming off the top of the falls after 5 minutes of clambering around the falls i came across this position, after alittle branch housekeeping and with the falls dripping on me and my cap covering the camera I took this frame and also another selfie (but i'll save that for later 🙂 ), prolly too many 'and's in that sentence 😉

Techie data:
D7000 with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ 11mm- Aperture: f/13 and Shutter Speed: 30s
out front -Hoya screw in circular polariser and neutral density filter (3 stops).

Swirls

The not so secret falls

There are a number of really sweet waterfalls in Sydney which really come to life with a bit of rain, I have had this little falls on my radar for some time, commonly titled the secret falls since there is no signage to or about the falls. FYI, its on Mcarrs Creek Road 🙂

This place has lots of really nice compositions and its pretty easy to get around the falls without falling on ya bum (although i did ..twice – i blame slippery sneakers 🙂 ) its also a 2 minute walk from teh road which means its quickly accessible, perfect for you waterfall fix really 🙂

Even with lots of sweet cloud cover its still a tricky scene to capture since the dynamic range is still quick large, for this image i stitched together 4 frames (bracketed, ie 12 shots altogether), i used PTGUI to generate my .psd file which contained 3 stitched layers, this was then brought into CS6 and the layers manually blended together followed by my usual processing.

Techie data:
D7000 with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ 13mm- Aperture: f/13 and Shutter Speed: 1.5s, 6s and 20s
out front -Hoya screw in circular polariser and neutral density filter (3 stops).
I don't need to say it but, view large, lifes better at full res (or close to)