Last year we visited Gibraltar Falls during a bit of a dry spell and promised ourselves a return visit when the dry had broken and there was more water. Jumping to the present, now autumn …
It was again raining this morning, the temperature was in the low single figures and while it was only drizzling, it was consistent.
On impulse we rugged up, grabbed the camera gear and headed off for the falls. Not surprisingly we were the only ones who had ventured out to falls on this particular morning. The drizzle had remained consistent to the point where it was now rain. Not to be deterred we readied ourselves and took the short trek to the falls viewing deck which provided the best vantage point for water action.
Well, cutting to the chase, this was probably the first time we had decided to shoot outside in real rain. So, between our lack of preparation for the rain, the rain getting heavier, the general wet and slippery location and our desire to protect our equipment, it was a short shoot. We will visit the falls again, weather permitting.
The Falls have a drop of about 50m, they are located in Namadgi National Park, near Corin Road in the Gibraltar Creek Pine Forest, approximately 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Canberra's city centre. Good facilities and close to a number of other good photographic locations.
Wishing you good light till the next post.
Gibraltar Falls … Canon EOS 60D, 14mm Prime lens f/16 1/3 sec ISO-100