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    Default Vivian Falls, Onewhero

    I guess the "waterfall thing" will pass..

    Vivian Falls is part of Harkers Reserve, south of the Waikato River near Onewhero.


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    Wow, beautiful! 1 & 2 for me.

    What an amazing place.
    Need a model draped on that rock, though I imagine that water would hit pretty hard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derwood View Post
    I guess the "waterfall thing" will pass..

    Vivian Falls is part of Harkers Reserve, south of the Waikato River near Onewhero.
    Trust me if you have a love for waterfalls it will never pass. Been at it for years.
    When I go somewhere I always look what waterfalls are there.

    Best to shoot waterfalls on overcast days saves blowing out sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weka2000 View Post

    Best to shoot waterfalls on overcast days saves blowing out sky.
    Yep I can see that - I've been trying to find a balance with perhaps a cloudless day to add some vibrancy but can see a good overcast will be better! Will wait for the right day and head back out there - it's a fun spot!

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    Today was fairly overcast with some nice dark showers moving through. Heeding Weka's advice above, I headed back to the scene of my earlier crime to see if I could sort the skies out. Apart from waiting for a decent cloud to fill the sky, I experimented with various exposure settings and tried a GND on the front to temper the sky a tad. There's only one spot near the waterfall to set up which means I'm always shooting upward. I think today was an improvement on the first trek...

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    Thats better

    How hight are they? I also think there is another set out port waikato just before you head in to the town take a left. Looks like its on private land. You can see them from the road.
    With all this rain waterfall season has started again.

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    Thanks weka. My guess is 15 metres high? I'll have a look for the ones near Port Waikato. I want to head out and have a look at the Nikau Caves out that way also.

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    They are on left in a gully surrounded by native bush just before the start of rock formations going down the valley

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    My shot today

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    I Just Have Cameras and Stuff
    I don't have an Artistic Eye - I have a Technical Bent & a love of Gadgets
    Give an Artist a box of different sized colour blocks and he will create an art work; give me the same box and I will sort it by colour and then size :)

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    Nice! I must head back out there for another play.

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