Glen Gilligan, PPSA  

Tawhai Falls by Glen Gilligan, PPSA

January 2020 - Tawhai Falls

About the Image(s)

Happy new year and hope all is well. Here is NSW we are suffering from bushfires but things are easing. Find my image for January. Cheers Glenn

Tawhai Falls is located on the North Island of New Zealand. Once again whilst travelling I discovered the falls in the middle of the day and didn't get the best light. For this shot I attached a circular ploarizer to get the soft water. I found a rock to set my tripod on and was able to experiment with ISO and shutter speed. I took a number of shots but liked this one. This is Gollum's Pool from Lord of the Rings.

Camera- Nikon D810 ( Getting a little heavy for travelling)
Lens- Nikor 16-35mm at 22mm
F-Stop- F/16
Exposure Time- 1/5sec
ISO- 31
Tripod Used.

I used ACR in post production ans after some global adjustments I darkened the edges. I also cropped to 16:9 and used local adjustments to tease out the green in the water.
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7 comments posted

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Really nice. I love all the changes in directions of these turbulent water flows. Nice silky water, still preserving flow lines.
Did you get wet? It looks like you were in the river with your tripod (unless you were on the other shore and cropped the bottom to give the impression of being in the water).

Were you looking for Gollum? or the ring?   Posted: 01/06/2020 18:56:48

Lamar Nix   Lamar Nix
Really exciting and dynamic run of rapids. Your pov is nice and low to the water. It feels like you have some room to reset the white point to get a bit more sparkle to the water.   Posted: 01/08/2020 18:59:35

Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
Focus is good throughout and I love the water motion & color you caught. Lovely. I like this one too.   Posted: 01/14/2020 21:04:35

Todd Paige   Todd Paige

I hope you and your family remain safe.

The texture you have captured in the water is fantastic! I also like the placement of the larger fall in the upper right. In my view this is an excellent and exciting image!

Todd   Posted: 01/17/2020 14:12:24
Thanks Todd for your kind words and your concern for our safety. The fires abated near us a couple of weeks ago but headed to the South Coast and Victoria. We are getting wet at the moment so there is some respite but it has been a worrying time. Cheers Glenn   Posted: 01/17/2020 17:12:52

Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Hi Glen,
I think you have done a great job by getting it with one single shot.
Honestly, I have no patience like you. I would normally take several shots and rely on combining it in Post Processing.
I imagine you must be patiently staying there for a while. Enjoying your self with the environtment and natural sound of the flowing streams. Try several settings chose and develop only one that you like the most. I know you must enjoy the time.
You make me learn not just the photography this time … but how how to enjoy nature while taking pictures. Thanks for the unspoken lesson.

This is also my deep emphaty for you guys living in NSW and southern Queensland. My friend in Australia send me some touching pictures in regards to this Bushfires. One of them where a fire officer carrying poor Koala away from the bushfires. I am glad to hear you and your family are safe.
  Posted: 01/21/2020 22:13:04
Thanks Frans for your kind words. Cheers Glenn   Posted: 01/21/2020 23:23:05