The best-laid schemes o' mice and men

May 22, 2013  •  1 Comment

With an unexpected morning off my "day job" two days back, I headed off to a small waterfall near home, which I rather hoped had benefited from recent rains in our area. The Sherbrooke Falls is definitely no Niagara. That is say it is rather modest, even unimpressive, both in height and in cubic metres per second. What I did not know at the time was that a massive Mountain Ash tree had come down across the Sherbrooke Creek, one of its limbs hitting and badly damaging the small footbridge, forcing Parks Vic to close the track.

Thinks: "Hmm! I've only got an hour or two before work... I've already walked up here (not far really) and have to walk back to the car... I actually don't have to cross the bridge..."

Tripod and Pelican case in hand, carefully around the bright RED bunting, down the slippery bank to the water and set to work. I can't say the resulting shots were outstanding, even good, but I managed to find some little treasures and learned a bit more about the world of ND filters and mental arithmetic. (Thank heavens I shoot in RAW!) All too soon the curse of all waterfall photography was upon me as the sun rose over the Mountain Ash canopy, the clouds parted and all was "bright and beautiful" (read "over-lit, over-contrast, over the shoot").

Please take a look at my photo "Born of Originality" taken on the day.


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Andrew R(non-registered)
That reflection in the droplet is an amazing capture!
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