Barham River_Mariners Falls_Apollo Bay_Great Ocean Road

 

Leica M7 camera and Leica 35mm f2 Summicron-M lens with Fuji Velvia 100F film Leica M7 camera and Leica 35mm f2 Summicron-M lens with Fuji Velvia 100F film

Mariners Falls is situated a short drive out of Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Road and offers great opportunities for photographers to spend a few hours engaged in what they do best. The falls are very accessible via an easy walk from the car park. Along the way one of four straightforward river crossings, requiring some easy and fun rock hoping, will bring you to this lovely spot.

The above scene features the Barham River and was made from one of the before mentioned crossing points. It was very picturesque and relatively straightforward to compose. The greatest problem was the scene's high contrast, due to the relatively bright sun. I resolved the problem in camera by framing out the bright sky and allowing the darker surroundings to lead the eye into the centre of the frame. The darker surroundings therefore act like a kind of 'frame within a frame' helping the viewer skip from the lighter toned foreground through to similarly toned areas in the mid ground and background.

Further adjustments to contrast were made in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CS3.

In you're fortunate enough to visit Apollo Bay you'll find the short trip to Mariners Falls well worth the effort.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography      

 

 

In you're fortunate enough to visit Apollo Bay you'll find the short trip to Mariners Falls well worth the effort.

© Copyright All Rights Reserved

Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography
Glenn Guy