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Water Torrent at Frenchs Creek…

by on Mar.29, 2017, under Life, Photography

I gotta say the waterfalls on Frenchs Creek in the sleepy northern suburbs area of Belrose was a very pleasant surprise.



NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 26 mm, 1.3 sec at f/11, ISO 100

The water was flowing full and fast creating a nice wide flow of silky water across this nice set of stone steps.

The fact that this place exists less than 100m from the suburban houses just off to the right is simply surprising.

Sometimes you’ve gotta just get out knee deep in the water to get the right shot. I wanted the water to flow down towards and past me on both sides. So the only option was to stand right in the middle of the flow and tune the composition I wanted.

Wild Flow

Wild Flow

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 18 mm, 20 sec at f/16, ISO 50

It’s just a pity that the water was so… how do I put this… a little yucky. I guess this is what happens when you have an excessive amount of runoff water. You’re bound to pick up some pollution on the way as well.

I watched Gerry trying to craft a composition here earlier. Tripod legs splayed wildly and arms and legs everywhere :). Later I decided to give it a try as well. I had real trouble shooting here – I’m nowhere near as tall as Gerry so found it pretty much impossible to see my composition (even on the back of the camera with liveview). Basically there’s a large dropoff below the camera here so I’m essentially floating the tripod and myself in midair :).

The Siphon

The Siphon

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 17 mm, 13 sec at f/16, ISO 50

Upper Frenchs

Upper Frenchs

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 22 mm, 3 sec at f/16, ISO 50

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