Adelina Falls -Lawson

So once again, its a friday night and one hands rocking the tickles to sleep which means it must be time for some more image processing, I mean, really what else can i do 😉

I took several images from Adelina Falls in Lawson and I spent quite some time walking around the falls (which incidentally are not very large) to try and find that sweet composition. I even got up around the trees off to the right of this frame to try and encapsulate the entirety of the falls, however it was not to be and as such I opted to chop off the upper part of the falls and work with the lower part at a particular angle where the light created a glow over the veil of water coming down.

This image was a series of vertical portrait orientation shots stitched together, i did actually end up cropping pretty heavily to achieve the composition I wanted, however given the large number of frames this was not a problem (from a resolution POV anyway).

I have been saving this one up trying to work out the best way to process it and capture the rocks on the left and the delicate water flow. A interesting side note, here is another good example of the polariser in action, not so much in a positive sense though. The ferns on the left are nicely 'polarised' and the reflected light removed, however the ferns on the right are not and as such come across more white and washed out..

Techie data:
D7000 with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ 11mm- Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 8s, 1.5s & 30s
out front -Hoya screw in circular polariser and neutral density filter (3 stops).

I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed and always appreciate the time people take to have a look, plus and/or comment.

Upper Cataract Falls – the new ice-skating practice rink ;)

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Mental note for next time – old sneakers with no grip are not the most suitable footwear for traversing a mossy slippery set of falls such as these, how I got to this spot without going arse over tits is beyond me 🙂 I think booties with nails in the bottom would be more useful.

Nonetheless the beautiful deep colour in the rocks and the texture and veins made it worthwhile, not to mention the veil of wispy water flowing over the edge.

Techie data:
4 shot (landscape orientation) panorama.
D7000 with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ 11mm Aperture: f/13 Shutter 8, 2 & 30 seconds. – Hoya screw in circular polariser and neutral density filter (3 stops)

I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed and always appreciate the time people take to have a look, plus and/or comment.

Lower Cataract Falls

A difficult little set of falls to shoot, the time of day and the light made things a bit tricky and as such I opted for a really close tight panorama view to try and convey the scene with its many over hanging ferns, branches and water seemingly dropping from the bright clouded sky.

I could almost reach out and touch the fern on the right, a bracketed panorama to achieve the desired dynamic range and encapsulate the pool and surrounds.

Techie data:
D7000 with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ 11mm Aperture: f/8 Shutter 8, 2 & 30 seconds. The bright frame was only used to bring a fraction of detail to that really shadowed overhang to the side of the falls
out front – Hoya screw in circular polariser and neutral density filter (3 stops)

I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed and always appreciate the time people take to have a look, plus and/or comment.

Panoramic Fern

This little fern and its mates were the star attraction of my visit to Cataract Falls in Lawson.

This image is an example (of mine) of partially 'seeing' the image before taking it. I saw the fern, the moss and the tiny little falls and associated eddy currents and immediately the panoramic view came to mind first with the fern leading the viewer into the frame and towards the secondary element, the falls. The view inside my head also had this neat 3rd fern swirling around in the little eddy current in the top right of the frame creating a warn tan colour in the water…however after several attempts it was simply not gonna happen:) hence the 'partial seeing' of the image.

This image is actually 3 images stitched together to make the full panoramic format, whilst I probably could have take one shot at 17mm (DX) and got it all in then subsequently cropped, i took the route of 3 stitched images which was easily achievable give the conditions.

(and i did place the fern 🙂 )

Techie data:
D7000 with Tokina 17-55 mm f2.8 @ 45mm Aperture: f/8Shutter 3 seconds
Hoya screw in circular polariser out front.

I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed and always appreciate the time people take to have a look, plus and/or comment.

Fern

Something a little different from the usual waterfall images found at Cataract Falls in Lawson.

I admit there was some re-arrangement of the first fern to achieve the desired position 🙂

Junction Falls

A real gem of a falls, reminded me of the falls down in Valley of the Waters, jet black rock with whispers of water drifting over the edge to finally tumble gently on golden paths

lots of landscape shots stitched together to provide a panoramic view of this falls, 5 images from memory.

Techie data:
D7000 with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ 12mm Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 6s
out front – 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).