Falls Creek Falls
This past weekend was the last free weekend I will have for a bit. I really wanted to make the most of it so I contacted a few friends about hitting the trail and before I knew it Ihad Friday, Saturday and Sunday filled with hikes to various waterfalls. What better way to spend days off than enjoying beautiful scenery with friends?
Friday found Victor, Patrick and I returning to Falls Creek Falls. We had all been out there earlier in the month with Ar'alani , but we each felt there was much more exploring to be done than time had allowed on our last venture.
The first time we made it there Patrick and Ara got some great shots from the 2nd tier, and Victor scrambled down below to see what lay at the bottom and then returned to do an exposure study. I on the other hand sat on the little ledge in front ot the bottom tier and tried to capture a lovely little rainbow that was hovering just at the edge of the lower tiers base. I snapped off quite a few shots, though my lens was just not able to capture the view as well as my eye.
But on this visit I made my way to the upper two tiers and fell in love with this section of the falls. Falls Creek Falls is such an immense waterfall that it really can be difficult (perhaps impossible?) to get a shot of the whole thing... I had difficulty getting a sense of perspective when I tried. This second section was very appealing to me. The greenery, the tumbles the water took as it cascaded down the rocks. Just beautiful.
At some point this weekend I was talking with one of the people I was out with and I realized, that for me shooting waterfalls is not really about the capture. I shoot them because I enjoy it, but it's the whole package that matters. Spending the day outside, pushing myself to new heights (literally), seeing beautiful scenery... enjoying myself. Being able to say "I went there", "I saw that" or "I did it!". Maybe it's the adrenalin rush, but the most amazing waterfalls i have seen are the ones that I really have to work at to view.
Having said that, I also welcome any comments and feedback you might have about my shots :-)