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Secret Falls

The now rather ironically named Secret Falls has become something of a social media sensation. It is a beautiful little cascade, only 2 or 3 metres high, but its location a short distance from Hobart in the foothills of Mt Wellington has made it a bit of a must see destination for photographers.

Secret Falls Tasmania

Great flows on waterfalls all over Tasmania at the moment – including the “Secret” Falls on Mt Wellington

The past summer has been very hot and dry in Tasmania and this fall slowed to the faintest of trickles. Happily, the rains have returned in the past few weeks and Tasmania’s waterfalls are full of very heavy flows again – meaning now is a perfect time for photographing waterfalls!

Secret Falls Tasmania

Beautiful swirls at the base of Secret Falls last week

I visited Secret Falls recently and was very pleased to capture these shots. As it has been photographed so often, an original composition becomes harder to come by, but the high water created this lovely foreground swirl which filled up the foreground very nicely.

Secret Falls Tasmania

The falls as they appeared a few months ago… A lot less water!

As a contrast – the falls from a few months ago.

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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.