Firstly thank you to all that have checked out the blog from last month. I have had some great feedback and I appreciate the warm welcome.
The last 4 weeks have been amazing once again. I have travelled some kilometers to cover the next four waterfalls. Last month’s falls were located in almost every corner of Tasmania.
In week one we headed up to the amazing Cradle Mountain wilderness area in North West Tasmania. Famous for Cradle Mountain, this area also holds some hidden treasures for every photographer. The area presents you with amazing mountain ranges, crystal clear glacier lakes and forever-flowing waterfalls. Cradle Mountain receives close to 2400mm a year in rain so it is no wonder there are plenty of waterfalls.
In week two I decided to stay closer to home in Hobart. In my last blog entry I mentioned that there are so many beautiful waterfalls close to Hobart city. A quick drive to the base of Mt Wellington, and a short 10-minute walk up the Myrtle Gully Track, and you discover Myrtle Gully Falls. These falls actually cascade down over a distance and tumble further down into Secret Falls. The Myrtle Gully Track can also lead you all the way up Mt Wellington if you so choose.
Week three and it was time to head up North to very scenic North East Tasmania. Waterfalls in the North West are not as accessible as the falls near Hobart so a bit more walking and driving is required. Halls Falls is just one of these falls. A relaxing 30-minute stroll through wet and dry forests and a right turn at the crossroads and you are there. Once again, these falls are only a part of a series of falls in that area.
In week four, my Olympus OM-D E-M5 arrived in the mail. I was a very happy photographer! So with new rig in hand, why not head out to the wet, west coast of Tasmania. The west coast of Tasmania is the wettest area of southern Australia and can receive over 300 days of rain in any given year. I tested the OM-D to its weather proof limits and it did not, as expected, fail the test. Horsetail Falls is found on the road into Queenstown and is an awesome sight when in full flow. This shot was taken in steady drizzle in temperatures hovering around the low single digit region. It was cold and wet!
So another month completed in my quest for 52 waterfalls in 52 weeks. Next month I will have more images taken from the new OMD. If you are considering buying the OMD, I can tell you that it will be one of your better decisions. A great camera!
Cameron Blake is an AIPP accredited photographer living in Hobart, Tasmania.
You can find the full 52 Waterfalls gallery at www.leverett.com.au
Cameron's blog posts will appear monthly throughout 2012.