Photo101 – Water

“Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.” Unknown author

I know these are not shots taken today, it’s a bit of a cheat, but they sum things up better than I could at the local duck pond (photos I used last year). So here goes. Last month we were in New Zealand and on our last day we visited Milford Sound in the South Island. These are some photos I took at Stirling Falls. I used a Portrait shot at first to try and get the height and depth of the falls. It had been raining for days and made all the waterfalls truly spectacular.

Milford Sound

I then tried landscape and a kind of pan and track approach (this is just a couple in a series)

Milford Sound

Milford Sound

I kept taking photos of the base of the falls, but I knew unlike some of the tourists we were heading right into the waterfallMilford Sound

Just at the last second I quickly dove for the door and stayed mostly dry and got this great shot of everyone still out there getting a soaking, through the window. My laughter quickly died out as it was actually quite cold……maybe someone should have warned them? After we passed through the falls I quickly dived outside again, as I had seen a similar shot taken at the falls and wanted to see if I could duplicate it. It was quite high ISO and Shutter speed to get the fracturing effect on the water surface as we left the falls.
Milford Sound

I went back and saw the images I took (top of the Post) in the Photo101 for Water last year. I must say I am very pleased with my self, I have come such a long way in such a short period of time. I think I actually feel Proud.

– Julz