Twisted Lakes & Lake Dove Escarpment by Garth Smith

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Twisted Lakes is renowned for it’s magnificent reflections surrounded by Pencil Pines and “the fagus”.
This definitely wasn’t one of those reflection days but it was spectacular in the ferocity of the winds. It was one of those days that would blow the dog off the chain and turn the chooks inside out.
I didn’t manage to capture it on camera but while standing on this spot I saw squalls of wind reach down, lift up hundreds of gallons of water, lift it 20 metres in the air, and rain it back down again. I saw this happen several times.
It certainly was rugged, beautiful and invigorating being out in it but I was glad I had appropriate clothing.
I love this pic for the waterfall across the other side of Dove Lake, I think I can see Mark across there if I squint my eyes the right way!!

Twisted Lakes
Cradle Mountain National Park


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  • Mel Sinclair
    Mel Sinclairabout 1 year ago

    Great shot! I see the weather finally played nice!

  • Thank you Mel, yes it was great to get a decent go at it with the camera. It was windy though.

    – Garth Smith

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 1 year ago

    Excellent composition Garth,will be back for a look at this location soon..cheers.

  • Thank you Warren

    – Garth Smith

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAabout 1 year ago

    Great use of the natural lines and a real sense of depth, Garth !!!

  • Thank you Phil

    – Garth Smith

  • kaysharp
    kaysharpabout 1 year ago

    Hi Garth,
    Wow !! Your description sounds dramatic and so is this picture with the towering cliffs and great fagus cover.It looks as though the colour arrived just in time !!
    Best Wishes,

  • Thank you Kathy.

    – Garth Smith

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful work Garth.

  • Thank you Julie.

    – Garth Smith

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineabout 1 year ago

    This makes a lovely panorama, Garth. Oh, that fagus!

  • Thank you Bette

    – Garth Smith

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 1 year ago

    Would have been quite a sight to see that water being dumped Garth, Lovely capture :o)x

  • Thank you Josie, it was a magnificent sight

    – Garth Smith

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 1 year ago

    Oh wow, Garth this is magnificent. Love the focal length used for this, it gives a completely different feel to the standard wide angle view!

  • Thank you Mel, I was actually temporarily lost when I took this – it’s just that I hadn’t realised it yet LOL!!
    Maybe not lost as I obviously still had markers, just slightly geographically misplaced.

    – Garth Smith

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonabout 1 year ago

    I love how you’ve framed this, Garth! The sheer rockface in the distance looks all the more impressive without the peaks, and the fagus looks fantastic. Wonderful!
    It was so awesome to finally meet you… Can’t wait til next year!!

  • Thank you Mieke, great to meet you too and looking forward to next year already.
    Yes I did have other shots that did have the skyline in them but they just didn’t rock!

    – Garth Smith

  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopenerabout 1 year ago

    Very nice work Garth. Well worth the effort Mate:o)

  • Thank you Mark, yes it was. I was very pleasantly surprised at my pics from the day. I was expecting much more motion blur from the wind than I got.

    – Garth Smith

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