McLean Falls

McLean Falls

One of the best waterfalls in the Southland area of New Zealand. Here you can see both the upper and lower waterfalls. Captured with a wide 14mm lens and a 2 second long exposure time. It is a popular spot with tourists. I waited 45 minutes for people to get out of my framing of this photograph. Those with a keen eye might be able to spot one person in this capture but at least they were wearing black. The tourist with the fluorescent pink top had moved at least.

Matai Falls

Matai Falls

At first sight of this waterfall, I was disappointed. I thought that the fallen branches in the foreground would be too distracting. I’d considered moving them but there was no way I could have moved the larger branch. The other option was the get closer. My travel tripod wasn’t tall enough or strong enough to have its legs submerged in the moving water. Whilst this waterfall isn’t as impressive as the Purakaunui Falls it is well worth a visit. Its a 30 minute return walk from the road and the waterfall has a 10 metre drop.

Purakaunui Falls

Purakaunui Falls

One of New Zealand’s most photographed waterfalls in the heart of the Catlins Forest Park. It was the first waterfall of my weekend camping in the Catlins this winter. Waterfalls are on of my favourite subjects. The weather was perfect for this type of photography. It was cloudy, dry but had been raining in the previous days. Purakaunui Falls are a short 20 minute walk through the forest from the carpark. As you can see the waterfall has three main drops but the total height is 20 metres. Taken from the lower viewing platform. This was a 5 second exposure time to capture the movement of the water.

Stanley Ghyll Falls

Stanley Ghyll Falls in Lake District

Eskdale is in the heart of the Lake District National Park. One of my favourite walks is from the tiny railway station to this waterfall. The path is steep and unfenced. The narrow gorge reminds me of parts of New Zealand. At the end of the path you come to this dramatic 60 foot high waterfall. This was my second time visiting Stanley Ghyll Falls. It’s a magical location that I’d like to visit again and again.