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Looking into the Whirlpool…

by on Jan.21, 2016, under Life, Photography

Inbetween the very narrow chasm which is Spiders Walk and Kermits Pool is this short section of gorge with lovely water flow, small pools and very nice light. One thing I’d noticed on my walk in was this small waterfall with a small pool at the bottom where a tiny whirlpool of water wash formed as the water flowed into the pool.

It was too good a spot to give up so as soon as I’d shot the obligatory cliche shot of Kermits Pool I came back here to see what I could craft.

In this first shot I’m almost at Kermits Pool, just turned around looking up towards the end of Spiders Walk in the distance. You can see I’ve shot this at quite a wide focal length of 20mm so this section of the gorge is quite short.

Facing Spiders

Facing Spiders

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 20 mm, 8 sec at f/13, ISO 100

Moving a little closer to that swirling pool of water.

Whirlpool Reflections

Whirlpool Reflections

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 20 mm, 10.00 sec at f/13, ISO 100

Finally up close I can make a feature of that lovely swirling vortex of water that so attracted me in the first place.

Spiders Whirlpool

Spiders Whirlpool

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 24 mm, 13 sec at f/16, ISO 50

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