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Lower Chasm Falls, Tasmania



Lower Chasm Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Tasmania. It requires a little bit of effort to get there but the reward is sweet!...
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Lower Chasm Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Tasmania. It requires a little bit of effort to get there but the reward is sweet!
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7 Comments | Report
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq June 09, 2017
Sweet indeed! Superb! So cool and refreshing!
lake_of_tranquility Platinum
lake_of_tranquility June 12, 2017
Thank you so much, glad you like it!
lake_of_tranquility Platinum
 
lake_of_tranquility June 12, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
zudamx
 
zudamx August 04, 2017
Hola ????
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq August 15, 2017
Beautiful image! Congrats on your finalist award!
PhillipJGordonPhotography
 
PhillipJGordonPhotography January 13, 2019
Superb!
steffoto PRO+
 
steffoto September 24, 2020
Amazing scene and quality! Composition could be stronger- left side can be cropped. :)
melissaknapp PRO
 
melissaknapp January 02, 2021
Beautiful

Behind The Lens

Location
I captured this image at Lower Chasm Falls in the Meander Valley in North West Tasmania. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in our amazing island state.
Time
I captured this image late morning on an overcast day. Melting snow was dripping down from the branches overhead, constantly saturating camera, lens and filters, making for difficult shooting conditions. Chasm Falls is not the easiest place to get to as we had to cross a swiftly flowing river at the start of the walk, balancing precariously on some rather slippery rocks, followed by a solid 90 minute hike uphill before a steep and very slippery descent down to the waterfall.
Lighting
I wanted to draw the viewer's eye to the beautiful water spout in the centre of the frame and the light on the moss above the spout. I darkened the edges of the frame to focus the eye.
Equipment
This image was shot with a Canon 6D and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II lens. I used a circular polariser to reduce glare. My tripod is a Sirui waterproof carbon fibre tripod. I used a Canon remote button trigger to activate the shutter.
Inspiration
I had heard great things about the beautiful waterfalls in the Meander Valley and couldn't wait to see them for myself. The whole area is covered by lush ancient sub-alpine vegetation and moss covered rocks and trees. Lower Chasm Falls has this mysterious lost world, almost Jurassic Park feel about it and I hope I have captured the mood of the place well.
Editing
I always start my processing in Lightroom where I catalogue all my files and make some basic adjustments to white balance, calibrate shadows and highlights, and remove chromatic aberration (if any). I then exported the file into Photoshop where I adjusted contrast and tonal balance through several luminosity masks. I selectively saturated parts of the image and removed saturation from other areas. Orton effect was applied selectively, as was high pass sharpening. I finished processing in Photoshop by sharpening the image for web display.
In my camera bag
My favourite hiking camera backpack is the LowePro Rover 45. I now shoot with a Canon 5D Mark IV, and never leave home without my three Canon L series lenses covering the 16-300mm focal range: 16-35mm f/2.8L II, 24-70mm f/2.8L II and 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS. I always take a wide assortment of NiSi filters for my long exposure work, including a specialised landscape CPL, several graduated filters and 6, 10 and 15 stop neutral density filters. A remote trigger is a must, as are several good quality cloths and Kimtech wipes to wipe my lenses and filters in moist or wet conditions. My tripod of choice is a lightweight but sturdy Sirui waterproof carbon fibre tripod with a Sirui KX-20 ballhead. I always bring some tools with me to tighten tripod and L bracket if needed.
Feedback
Tasmania has a large variety of beautiful waterfalls. The best time to shoot them is winter and spring when water flow is usually at its best due to snowfall and meltwater. Blue skies are your enemy when it comes to shooting waterfalls. The best waterfall weather is a dull day with grey skies, especially after some rain which makes the foliage look lush and green, framed by beautiful soft light. Never leave home without a circular polariser, it can really make a difference eliminating or greatly reducing glare and harsh highlights in parts of the frame.

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