Hi again everyone.
Another four weeks have passed and we have captured another 4 amazing Tasmanian waterfalls.
Week one we headed to the Mt Field National Park to visit Lady Barron Falls. An awesome walk through ancient tall tree forests and you reach these impressive falls. On this amazing walk through some of Tasmania’s most spectacular tall tree forests, you see trees as old as 2000 years old still existing in the area.
Week two was a visit to the close-by falls of O’Grady’s.
O’Grady’s Falls are located just off the beaten track on the way up the majestic Mt Wellington. They are easy to reach with a well-marked trail that leads off the tourist road up the mountain. I had a great conversation with a man walking his dog over which camera brand was better, Olympus or Canon. I think this image indicates my response.
Week three and wow, what a big day I had. My friend Bevan was down from Melbourne and insisted that we visit something special during his short trip. We packed the car and headed for Montezuma Falls on the Far West Coast of Tasmania. I had read about these falls but it appeared that not many people had recorded the three hour return walk, nor taken many photos.
Named after the Montezuma Silver Mining Co. from the early 1900s, these falls are truly amazing. The OMD E-M5 had her work cut out on this one. Water spray, cold, rain, mud, leeches, sweat, you name it… but she worked like a true champion and allowed this special shot.
Week four was a little closer to home. We visited a falls named Cooma Falls. Now, according to the map this was just off a dirt road not far from home. What the map didn’t say was that the dirt road had a locked gate 6km from the falls. Thanks Hydro Tasmania!
So with wife in tow, we headed down the dirt road to reach what was a surprisingly pretty falls. Cooma Falls themselves were not the most amazing falls to shoot but the surrounding vegetation and colours were; a very pretty spot. Happy that we did the 6km walk.
Cameron Blake is an AIPP accredited photographer living in Hobart, Tasmania.
You can find a new '52 Waterfalls' post the second Tuesday of every month on the My Olympus blog.
Cameron's full 52 Waterfalls gallery is at www.leverett.com.au