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Nelson Falls

I have written about Nelson Falls a few times, as it really is one of Tasmania’s best waterfalls. Surrounded by lush green forest the falls are a very short walk from the Lyell Highway between Lake St Clair and Queenstown so a great place to stop on any trip to western Tasmania.

nelson falls tasmania

Nelson Falls, one of Tasmania’s “60 great short walks”. A highlight of a couple of my own photography workshops too 🙂

Nelson Falls have become a big part of both my Tarkine and Cradle Mountain photography workshops, so I have seen the falls under a variety of flows in the past couple of years. These photos today are from my last visit a few weeks ago as part of my Cradle Mountain tour – next dates October 2~5 by the way if you are interested 🙂

nelson falls tasmania

Nelson Falls Tasmania

The flow was great for this visit. To top it off there was a very light mist coming and going and my group was able to get some great shots of a classic Tasmanian waterfall.

nelson falls tasmania

Nelson Falls

nelson falls tasmania

Nelson Falls

These shots were taken with the Pentax K1 and the DFA 24-70mm at 24mm and the DA12-24mm at 18mm. I used a circular polariser too. I also did a couple of shots with the very useful Interval Composite mode which allows you to blend multiple exposures into one image – in camera, which is a very effective way of achieving long exposure without ND filters.

I will do a detailed rundown of the Interval Composite mode in an upcoming post.

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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.