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I’ve just gotten back from my first visit to Tasmania, and well, what can i say?? It’s simply awesome!

I did not know much about this small isolated part of Australia before i went.. But i know a bit more about the place now such as Tasmania is comprised of about 40% Reserves, National Parks and World Heritage Sites. It snows in Tassie in the middle of Summer! A white Xmas in Australia? i had no idea!

Anyway, about the photo!

This was taken in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. This Franklin-Gordon River has some history. It was fought for by The Wilderness Society in one of Australia’s largest ever conservation fight. A dam on the Gordon River. Thankfully, it’s still flowing free!!!!

On this day i was there, it was really flowing free, and that’s a beautful thing to see.. it was snowing up in the Mountains, the rain was coming down, Nelson Falls, was bucketing down that it was so hard to get a photo due to the spray coming off them! I managed to get a shot, and thankfully my camera hasn’t died due to water damage! =) That’s why i named this shot “Stormy Serenity”. It looks peaceful, yet, Mother Nature was actually putting on a wonderful show with an incredible backdrop.

Going here really made me think about how lucky we are to have this amazing world around us.. i cant imagine how anyone would want to ruin it for a dam.. thankfully they haven’t but it breaks my heart to think of how many sights like this around the world that have already been lost for whatever reasons.. We really, really need to look after this planet!!!!

Also, 100% of profits from this image will be donated to The Wilderness Society. Without them, the picture wouldn’t have happened!

Canon 400d + 18-55mm kit lens

Tags

landscape, forest, green, nelson, falls, river, rain, stream, ferns, raindrop, lush, conservation, gordon, lens, gethin, storm, water

Comments

  • wiz66
    wiz66over 5 years ago

    Its nice to see people who appreciate our state and its treasures, Im glad you like Tassy, i just love it and would not live anywhere else, nice photo.

  • thanks Shane, i’ve fallen in love with the place and am considering moving down there now.. what a place!

    – Gethin

  • bearpaw
    bearpawover 5 years ago

    wow an amazing capture.. you’re right about being grateful for the beautiful world we have around us, i hope that more and more people will protect it…. take care

  • thanks bearpaw for your lovely words!

    – Gethin

  • Lozzle
    Lozzleover 5 years ago

    amazing, great long exposure work makes the water look so gentle

  • thanks for your comment Lozzle

    – Gethin

  • linda858100
    linda858100over 5 years ago

    stunning

  • thanks linda

    – Gethin

  • Carol Barona
    Carol Baronaover 5 years ago

    Oh what a wonderful capture. Lovely work you have!

  • thank you very much Carol!

    – Gethin

  • Kasey Cline
    Kasey Clineover 5 years ago

    WOW Such an incredible shot! Looks like a peaceful and serene place!!! I could sit there for hours! Like the softness to this shot!

  • thanks Kasey.. i could have sat there all day if i had the time.. i’ll be back that’s for sure!

    – Gethin

  • MarianaEwa
    MarianaEwaover 5 years ago

    Absolute gorgeous picture. Love the slow water.

  • thank you Marian.. i was definitely happy how this came out, even with the drops of water on the lens

    – Gethin

  • Barbara Anderson
    Barbara Andersonover 5 years ago

    I agree with this being gorgeous

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