Purlingbrook Falls - Vertorama

This is a 4 exposure vertical panorama (or vertorama for short), showing the scale of the Purlingbrook Falls. Those palm trees near the base are between 25 and 40m tall.

At the top, on the far side, you can just see the green railings of the lookout where I took the previous shot.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 20th February 2010, This photo: 5:22pm

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  • accesser said:
    Great result looks fantastic in the full size
  • David de Groot said:
    Even better in the real full size (5133x9207 pixels). :)
  • homo_borealis said:
    A lot of water this year.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah there were recent rains last week (and more while we were there) - definitely a good show.
  • beaumitchell said:
    Really nice, David. Shame about the railing in the lower right corner.
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Nice work David!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, not a huge amount you can do about the railing there while using a tripod.
    Thanks :)
  • looby88 said:
    very nice, though we are not short of waterfalls in the UK, being wet and it rains all the time, or at least thats what some people think !
    So this must be about 1000 feet, impressive
  • David de Groot said:
    Using an incredibly inaccurate method (measuring the height of the woman and the height of the falls, and multiplying out), it would seem to be a fall of 2500 ft. However, I'll go and look it up now...
  • David de Groot said:
    Apparently, according to the tourist sites I found, it's only "more than 100m", so greater than 330ft.
  • looby88 said:
    Lol, my method was even more incredibly inaccurate, oh well, its still impressive !!
    I'll raise you 109 metres !! ( if thats the right expression !! )
  • David de Groot said:
    Aha, well found. It's interesting to see the 1963 shot of the falls, that tree poking out halfway down is still there, in fact it looks pretty much the same as the shot above.
  • Tatters:) said:
    spectacular! great stitch.
    wish to see it larger...
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • aaardvaark said:
    I'm with Tatters - it's such a great shot it would be good to see a larger version.
    Acc to the 'World Waterfall Database' (what a useful site!) it's a single drop of 358' = 109m. The site is looking for photos of these falls.
  • David de Groot said:
    There you go Sir, you should be able to see it larger now.
    I guess 109m doesn't sound much, but I'd not want to fall that far! ;-)
  • aaardvaark said:
    Ahhhhh! I do like to peruse a good panorama, my own or someone else's! Great value added. And I agree 109m doesn't inspire the deserved degree of awe.
  • David de Groot said:
    Kane, who was with me at the time, did a 40 shot panorama of these falls (shot at 200mm, rather than 70mm that I did), there's some impressive detail in that one!