27 Apr Horseshoe Falls Mount Field NP
The Fungi Happy Dance
Having made the effort to come to Tasmania for a few days I was determined not to be beaten by the weather. One of the good things about the Mount Field National Park is that whilst it may have been blowing a 100km/h gale on top of the mountain, the rainforest down below was sheltered. We (Michael Snedic pictured on the right, and Myself) took a drive to Upper Florentine and headed off on a nice rainforest walk called Timbs Track to see if we could find some Fungi. As we were walking along, Michael started to cheer and click his heels together as he did a happy dance, this apparently, is what photographers do when they find some really cool looking Fungi! After about an hour marvelling and capturing this strange orange wonder it was time to head back to camp. Can you see the Fungi in this pic of Michael?
Today’s iCandy – Horseshoe Falls
Whilst the wet weather can put a dampener on plans, there is good to come from just about everything. I visited these falls on day 1 of my trip and they were just a trickle, today after some rain overnight they were much more photogenic.
The Technical Mumbo Jumbo
[tabbed tabs=”Camera|Mode|ISO|Aperture|Shutter|Lens|Filter|Other info”] [tab] I used my trusty D800 for this one [/tab] [tab] I used Aperture Priority (aka AV) [/tab] [tab] ISO100 [/tab] [tab] f16 – Choosing a higher f number lets less light into my camera allowing me to use a slower shutter speed so I can create silky smooth water [/tab] [tab] 3 seconds [/tab] [tab] Nikon 28-300mm lens [/tab] [tab] I Used a Circular Polarising Filter (CPL) [/tab] [tab] Getting this shot was about patiently waiting for the clouds to diffuse the sunlight, this was processed using Lightroom 4, I am finding myself using Lightroom more and more! [/tab] [/tabbed]