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A Beautiful Tarkine Waterfall

A truly beautiful Tarkine waterfall, I have visited here many times and enjoy every minute spent in this location. It is such a delicate area, there is no track and the falls are not on any maps so visiting here is a wonderful experience just sitting silently and enjoying nature.

Secret Tarkine Waterfall

A beaultiful little waterfall hidden in the Tarkine rainforest in north west Tasmania

Being in such a well shaded patch of forest, it is quite easy to acheive long exposures with your camera. When the falls have a good amount of water on them, as they did on this particular visit, the flowing water produces wonderful effects as the bubbles swirl in front of you. I took many shots, with only a polariser. I found I was able to switch into Bulb mode and was getting up to 50 seconds of exposure. Each shot was subtly different and I have chosen a few of my favourites.

secret tarkine waterfall long exposure

A 15 second exposure, low to the water surface, captured these swirls

secret tarkine waterfall long exposure

Stopping down to f22, which I don’t normally do, resulted in this 25 second exposure

secret tarkine waterfall long exposure

Using Bulb, I dialled in 50 seconds to see how things would look. The image was not overexposed at all, and the longer exposure time looked great 🙂

secret tarkine waterfall long exposure

Another 50 second exposure, back in portrait framing, and the circular motion is really eye catching in the foreground.

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.