Maybe I can shoot landscape after all…

I’ve never been much good at landscape photography. Which kind of poses the question as to why I would live in such a geographically beautiful island as Tasmania. But I’m a city boy. Nature to me is too often untidy. There’s always something in the frame that grates on my neat-freak tendencies. However, after the wettest winter in more than half a century, I figured there might be a fair bit of water flowing over the falls in Tasmania’s Mount Field National Park. I wasn’t wrong.

Though the weather was still pretty marginal (overcast and showery), I decided to use the opportunity to shoot some HDR (High Dynamic Range) pictures. The first of these of Russell Falls, shot from under the deep shade of rainforest and giant Dicksonia Antractica ferns is made up of two exposures. The second of Horseshoe Falls is from a range of five exposures.

I’m so pleased with the results, I’m going to go back in a couple of days to shoot when there is sunshine, to see how that works. Maybe I can get a handle on this landscape lark after all.

Russel Falls from under the fern canopy.

Russell Falls from under the fern canopy, two exposures.


Horseshoe Falls, four exposures

Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls, three exposures


Filed under art, Australian, Photographer, Photography, Rob Walls, Stock photography, travel

5 responses to “Maybe I can shoot landscape after all…

  1. Irene Walls

    Stunning shots , can hear the water falling .

  2. Thanks Irene! Just got back ten minutes ago, from another day out there in the park. The sound of the water is still ringing in my ears.

    Walked for hours photographing these falls again and this time, also Lady Barron Falls. Wanted to try out some slightly different approaches to shooting moving water. It’s been a long day…think I’ll process the pictures tomorrow and perhaps post some over the weekend.

  3. Nice job — I really like the Russell Falls shot best, both for lighting and because you’ve made a virtue of necessity in dealing with the obstructing trees. The result is a shot with energy and mystery. The composited shots which follow are far more static, though technically they are fine.

    Nice work!

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