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National Falls…

by on Dec.11, 2013, under Life, Photography

We headed to National Falls in the Royal National Park after our sunrise session on Garie beach to shoot the waterfalls there.

It was a pretty bright morning but we had some intermittent cloud coming through which helped tame the contrast at times. We managed to scramble down below the lower falls where we were treated to a very nice view and a lovely rocky stream.

This shot encompasses the entire height of the falls from the very cool trees at the top down to the pool at the bottom. I was planning to try and do a vertical pano stitch of the scene but was able to get this (much more convenient) compromise with my 16-35 at 17mm. I was expecting the contrast in the scene with the bright sky at the top and the dark pool at the bottom under the trees to make it impossible to do this in one shot but with the help of some cloud cover it ended up being manageable.

I stacked a three stop ND with the CPL to get the slower shutter speed I wanted and…

National Falls

National Falls

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 17 mm, 4 sec at f/11, ISO 100

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