Fallen Giant_Beauchamp Falls_Great Otway National Park

 

Hasselblad X-PAN II camera and Hasselblad X-PAN 30mm f5.6 lens with Fuji Velvia 100F film Hasselblad X-PAN II camera and Hasselblad X-PAN 30mm f5.6 lens with Fuji Velvia 100F film

Of the numerous waterfalls in Victoria's Great Otway National Park my current favorite is Beauchamp Falls near Lavers Hill. It's a magical place that will provide hours of photographic opportunities. While relatively easy to access the walk back up from the falls is steep and hard, particularly with a pack and tripod on your back. It's a good 30-minute walk back to the car park.

The above image was made on the way down to the falls. The fallen tree and ferns were right next to the path. I particularly like the rich red and green colors, which illustrate the quiet beauty and power of our natural world.

The image was made with a Hasselblad X-PAN II camera and Hasselblad X-PAN 30mm f5.6 lens. Shooting vertical (portrait) images with a panoramic camera is not as easy as it may seem. The fact is most subject matter is better suited to the horizontal (landscape) orientation. Because of this fact it was particularly gratifying to be able to make the above image.

And yes, you guessed right, Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CS3 were employed to process the image.

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