The Darkes Swirl

The dynamic range here was pretty large , just that section in the top part of the frame needed some extra help hence the multiple exposures, below that point it was pretty much a single exposure. I really wanted to capture a small amount of that dappled light filtering thru the rocks and trees to illuminate and provide a glow at the top of the frame.

The swirl in the foreground did not really want to play ball, it took several attempts to try and capture a circular motion however, nature wanted more dogbone shapes etc… :-/

Techie data:
D7000 with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ 11mm – Aperture: f/16 and Shutter Speed: 16s, 4s & 1s
out front -Hoya screw in circular polariser and Hoya ND8 Neutral Density filter

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.

37 thoughts on “The Darkes Swirl

  1. +Grant Galbraith
    I think after a bit of rain would be good, too much and it could get pretty hectic down there. I would suggest getting there in the morning since the falls are just about all in shadow then, the day I was there, the sun was hitting the upper falls around 9 ish.
    In terms of getting down there, i went down the right side (ie when standing at the lookout), it takes a awhile and there is not really any track, you have to go a far way downstream to be able to get down the rock, look for a tree to help you down 🙂
    You can go down the other side (across the top of the falls) which is quicker, however there are a few fairly sharp drops to navigate, i did consider going back out this way, but with a tripod and pack I took the safe option out.
    In terms of hardness, its pretty easy (imo) however care is needed, a simple broken ankle could leave you stranded and there is no mobile reception down there.

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