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Strickland Falls, Hobart, Tasmania



One of my favourite falls in the greater Hobart area. It never disappoints.

One of my favourite falls in the greater Hobart area. It never disappoints.
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14 Comments | Report
RobbieRoss
 
RobbieRoss May 23, 2017
So calm and Peaceful ..... Beautiful
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lake_of_tranquility May 23, 2017
Thank you very much!
TristenLeePhotography
 
TristenLeePhotography July 10, 2017
Beautiful!!
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lake_of_tranquility July 10, 2017
Thank you very much!
jasonseager
 
jasonseager July 11, 2017
Nicely planned shot well done
lorrainepissottpaulewicz
 
lorrainepissottpaulewicz July 11, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
lorrainepissottpaulewicz
 
lorrainepissottpaulewicz July 11, 2017
Peaceful, relaxing.......
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lake_of_tranquility October 03, 2017
Glad you like it!
michael-essex
 
michael-essex August 03, 2017
Beautiful
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lake_of_tranquility October 03, 2017
Thank you!
alimoff
 
alimoff September 17, 2017
Nice angle
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lake_of_tranquility October 03, 2017
Glad you like it!
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CPF_Photoart September 18, 2017
Beautiful work
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lake_of_tranquility October 03, 2017
Thank you very much!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq September 22, 2017
Beautiful!
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lake_of_tranquility October 03, 2017
Thank you very much Kathy!
PGibson
 
PGibson January 18, 2018
Love this one!
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lake_of_tranquility January 26, 2018
Much appreciated!
Suvan
 
Suvan March 09, 2018
Amazing
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TomasTar May 31, 2018
Awesome
cesarlara_1403
 
cesarlara_1403 November 10, 2018
Captivating

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Behind The Lens

Location
This is a shot from one of my local waterfalls here in Hobart. Strickland Falls is easy to access and always reliably photogenic, regardless of water levels.
Time
I always try and shoot waterfalls early in the morning or late afternoon, preferably on an overcast day. The light is much softer and reduces the need for filters to cut out harsh sunlight glare.
Lighting
I wanted to invoke a dark and mysterious look for this image. The gloomy conditions on the day helped me achieve the look I had in mind.
Equipment
I shot this with my previous camera, a Canon 6D, with my favourite landscape lens, the 16-35 f/2.8L II. I used a remote trigger, a Sirui waterproof carbon fibre tripod and a NiSi CPL for this shot.
Inspiration
I love shooting waterfalls and although this is a familiar location for me, I love going back there to see if I can find a new angle or composition. I really wanted to create a dark, almost mystical image that showcases the brooding allure of the Tasmanian landscape.
Editing
I process all my images in Lightroom and Photoshop. I am fond of drawing the viewer's eye into the image through the use of a strong foreground and always try to remove distractions in post processing through selective cloning, vignetting and spotlighting. Judicious use of the Orton Effect works beautifully with waterfalls and helps me to create the slightly dreamy feel that I like for waterfall images.
In my camera bag
What I take with me on a shoot really depends on the destination, effort required to get there (short walk or overnight hike) and the image I want to create. My most common set up includes my Canon 5D Mark IV, my Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L II wide angle lens, a remote trigger, and a small selection of NiSi filters (always includes my CPL, and often includes either a soft or medium grad filter, and a 3 and 6 stop ND). My Sirui carbon fibre waterproof tripod and RRS ballhead combo has served me very well in often challenging weather conditions.
Feedback
Tips for shooting waterfalls: grey is better than blue (overcast conditions are your friend, blue skies are your enemy). Shoot early in the morning or late in the afternoon to reduce the change of overhead glare. Always shoot with a CPL to reduce glare on rocks or water. Invest in a pair of good quality stocking feet waders. This will greatly increase your composition options as you can get right into the water and capture beautiful foreground flows over rocks etc. Experiment with different shutter speeds. If you like texture in the water choose anything from 1/20 second up to 2 seconds. If you prefer milky or silky smooth water choose a shutter speed of 5 seconds or above. Just be aware that foliage usually moves around waterfalls due to wind generated from water spray. You may wish to take some fast shutter speed shots with higher ISO to reduce blur in the foliage and then blend them with the longer exposures of the water in post. Above all, have fun and enjoy nature!

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