MacKenzie Falls, Grampians

MacKenzie Falls, Grampians

MacKenzie Falls is certainly the best waterfall that I photographed in Australia. I would never have found it if I hadn’t at the last minute decided to go on an organised tour of the area rather than hiring a car. The falls are very spectacular but quite difficult to capture as the camera lens gets covered in spray within seconds of holding it up. It was also a fun challenge jumping across the stepping stones in the foreground with my camera hanging around my neck!

Wainwath Falls Close Up

Wainwath Falls Close Up

Wainwath Force is a waterfall on the River Swale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Although it only has a drop of 1.5 metres, what you see in the above photograph is just a small close-up section. Using my tripod and a small aperture meant I was able to capture the movement of the water using a slowish shutter speed. This is one of the locations I would love to visit just before sunrise or just after sunset to try to improve on the above capture.

Running Water Textures on River

Running Water Textures on River

This was taken on the banks of the River Swale in the Yorkshire Dales earlier this year. The blue is a reflection from the sky; originally the image was captured with a strong brown tint to the water which I selectively desaturated to focus on the blue colours. I thought that the diagonal line created by this small waterfall gave your eyes something to look along from the lower left corner through the to rocks in the background.

Waterfall in Yorkshire Dales

Waterfall in Yorkshire Dales

I tried to work out where this was taken, but without the GPS data I have no idea. I remember I had pulled into the side of the road the day before at the same spot for a sandwich. It is typical that I had to walk through a puddle to get a photo that I was happy with. The next day I took the above photo in the rain (but with dry feet). The rain made the rocks an even brown colour, wet rocks always look better than dry rocks in my opinion.