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Fortescue Falls…

by on Nov.26, 2015, under Life, Photography

After winding our way along the base of the gorge we eventually made it to the base of Fortescue Falls.

Thankfully the majority of the falls themselves were in shade by the time we arrived there (3:20PM). This made it much easier to get some nice shots of the water flow in the falls. Here is a smaller section around the middle of the falls.

Fortescue Flow

Fortescue Flow

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 3 sec at f/16, ISO 100

This oasis in the middle of the remote and unforgiving region of the Pilbara is beautiful and tranquil with it’s deep green waters surrounded by lush green vegetation and red rock walls. The waterfall actually flows year round so even here during the dry season it’s a fantastic spot for a refreshing swim.

There were visitors everywhere on the falls so getting a shot of the falls without people swimming, lounging or walking on the rocks wasn’t likely. With so many people around I opted to move on fairly quickly. Thinking we might get a chance to get back here at a later stage and spend some serious time exploring the area to take some photos. Silly me :).

Fortescue Falls

Fortescue Falls

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 31 mm, 2 sec at f/16, ISO 100

This is the view (on our way back out) looking from the top of Fortescue Falls back down the gorge towards all those fantastic paperbark trees at the base of the gorge. That’s my daughter waiting patiently down below (form me to both take the photo and then climb down there to join her :)).

Stand Tall

Stand Tall

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm, 1/2 sec at f/16, ISO 100

We headed further upstream towards Fern Pool and our destination for a swim on this hot afternoon.

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