The whirlpool above the falls

I clamboured up the falls to see what I could see and found this small cascade feeding a shallow, roundish pool. A long exposure revealed the whirlpool nature of the water flow.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 6th February 2010, This photo: 8:21am

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  • accesser said:
    That's pretty nifty the ND400 lets you do some tricky stuff with slow shutter & everything is still nicely exposed.
  • teejaybee said:
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Sweet find David, still need to head further up the creek, a shame we did not go further that day last year.
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure does, very handy little filter.
    I'm thinking of planning a long trek day in the coming weeks sometime. I want to see if we can get to the base of the falls at Mt Glorious.
  • Adam Randell said:
    Cool whirlpool David!! Love the way the rock walls frame this one.
  • SkattyKat said:
    very cool shot - I like the framing too
  • fotoscape2009 said:
    You sure can get to the base of the falls at Mt Glorious, either from the top or from the bottom (from the bottom by following Cedar Creek falls towards Love Creek Falls and then take the creek flowing from the mountain on your left. A nice long day hike!
  • Jon McManus said:
    I don't think I go anywhere without my ND filters. :D Awesmoe shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Adam, when I saw the leaves swirling, I figured it'd make a decent long exposure.
    Thanks Kath :)
    Ah that's good to hear. I'll have to plan a day for it then as I'm keen to see what's further up.
    Same here! They live in my bag which goes where the camera goes 99.9% of the time.
  • bauplenut said:
    Nice shot. Good use of the ND400.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Ha ha ha - how good is that swirl..!
    Great stuff Dave. :-)
    I was gonna say I was up for some creek trekkin, till someone mentioned the all day trek :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Yeah but all-day doesn't actually mean it's very far. After all, it takes 40 mins to get to this spot, and it's only 1.1km up the creek.
  • golmuso said:
    Hi dave...i'm not sure if my comp is brighter then yours but the rocks seem a little over exposed? Otherwisei just love that swirl! Gives such a great effect to the shot
  • David de Groot said:
    I think it may be your monitor. Both mine are calibrated and don't appear to be over exposed.
  • teejaybee said:
    Looks good here - lots of white on the rocks but not looking overexposed. I think you'd see it in the blurred water first...
  • David de Groot said:
    The rocks have lichen on them, which, due to being in the sun a lot, is indeed bleached white.