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Terrace Falls – A Panorama…

by on Dec.04, 2013, under Life, Photography

When I first arrived and saw the scene at Terrace Falls at Hazelbrook in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney I was thinking longer focal length and a panorama of the wider base of the falls.

This place must look quite spectacular with a really heavy flow of water – when the rushing water spreads right across the base of the falls.

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

The light was frankly terrible – absolutely no clouds and harsh direct sunlight in dappled patches across the scene. I setup as far back and and as high as I could in the area whilst still having a clear open view and used the longest focal length I had with me (70mm). My first shots of the morning at this location were the set of six vertical frames I took for this stitched pano.

This was pretty much the best I could be bothered to do to recover the highlights and shadows with such a contrasty scene – it’s amazing what you can extract from the D600 RAW files – but even it has it’s limits (I probably should have underexposed the set even more than I did)

Terraced Pano

Terraced Pano

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm, 8 sec at f/11, ISO 100

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