• One of the many little things I noticed ;-)
  • These distant falls are really cool too!

Placid Waterfall — Glenorchy

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I'm in love with this shot. There is so much going on here, everywhere I look I find a new surprise I didnt see last time!

I found this placid waterfall on my way home from Glenorchy a few days ago. The light was fading, and the wind was intense... Challenging conditions for an HDR, but I think the movement in the trees really helps sell the emotion of the scene.

I had actually spotted this from the other side of the road that runs from Glenorchy to Queenstown. I thought it was a lot closer than it turnout out to be, and ended up negotaiting a road that I really shouldnt have taken my Subaru GTB over (I bottomed it out)... Then I took a short walk up a canyon and found this magical little spot!

Zoom into 100% and take a look around, so many cool little details to discover! Let me know wheat you like below, or make a note...

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Post processing this was actually a walk in the park. The photomatix settings I had for a previous edit were still up, and it looked fantastic!

Pulling it into Photoshop, I found very little I didnt like. Besides the usual sharpen and curves there was little to be done.

I'm always very concious of not editing shots the same day they are taken, I feel I need to be in the right zone to get a result I'm happy with... This is one of those that is well worth the wait!

H.a.w.G, Suarez, SaUd HeLaL, sstarks, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Stuck in Customs 50 months ago | reply

    Looking sharp mate... put me there!

  2. Eden Brackstone 50 months ago | reply

    Haha, cheers Trey... I'm surprised you didn't spot this one on your way back from GY ;-)

  3. !Phone 50 months ago | reply

    Excellent shot and edit !

  4. martinbraunphotography.com 50 months ago | reply

    Congratulations!
    This is a wonderful shot!
    Thanks for sharing
    www.flickr.com/photos/49203626@N02/

  5. ROMarsh_Jr 50 months ago | reply

    Great Shot. How far from GY is this? Plan on visiting this area in March, and would like to see it and photograph it. Thanks

  6. Eden Brackstone 50 months ago | reply

    If you are headed back from GY to Queenstown, its about 10-15km out of GY itself... Here is the Google maps link:
    maps.google.co.nz/maps?client=safari&q=maps+glenorchy...

  7. F.Vane 50 months ago | reply

    Very nice pic.,place and capture........
    Any gold there?

  8. Eden Brackstone 50 months ago | reply

    Haha, I doubt it mate ;-)

  9. gimmeocean 50 months ago | reply

    Wonderful image! Really well done!

  10. Richardvanw 50 months ago | reply

    Wow thats brilliant! Makes me want to leave Auckland and come be your neighbour! We could then play WoW all night too

  11. jeanine moore 49 months ago | reply

    Stunning. I love the jungle feel of it all.

  12. Billy Duncan 47 months ago | reply

    Beautiful !!!

  13. Scottmh 47 months ago | reply

    I reckon I beat you to it by 3 days!!
    It looks like the same waterfall.


    But yours is a much better shot.
    Fanstastic little hidden gem,

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