07 April 2011
Posted in Sights and Sounds
7 April, 2011
Somersby falls bears a peaceful sanctuary for those who enjoy a rock-faced walk amongst the layers of springs. Located not far from St Clare on the Central Coast of N.S.W, a drive to visit the falls was conveniently near-by to where I was staying. On this dull mid morning it was the perfect condition to set-up my lens with a number 9 density neutral density filter, then propped on a tripod. It had rained earlier that morning, so the constant chute of water flow had contributed in making these fluffy looking water pictures.
At the arrival to the picnic grounds, one is required to pay a parking fee of $7 that contributes to the keep of the national park. This seemed fair enough, so naturally I wanted to come away with a couple of decent pictures to show for my outlay. As it seemed, I wasnâ€™t the only one that had the idea to visit the falls during this particular morning, as I shared these slippery, wet and moss covered rocks with two other snappers. Our tripods had got along quite nicely together, as we took great care to stay out of each other's camera frame. To add to the nicety of visiting the falls; a photographer's five-year-old had been asking me "one hundred and one" questions about my camera and how to take pictures, to the point of building up the courage to ask me if he could take a picture with my mounted camera; who knows, one of these pictures could well be the making of this little chatty guy!