I gained a true appreciation of Twisted Lakes this trip. I had seen wonderful photos of the area before but had never really spent time there in good light. It always seemed that I was on my way somewhere else or the area was looking ordinary.
This time I came though in light muted by drizzle which brought out magical soft tonal detail, and then a few days later I came through with harsh sidelight which brought out some wonderful detail and shadowy contrast.
I couldn’t help but be reminded of a perfectly crafted Japanese Garden, acres and acres of it.

I can’t wait for next years trip back there now.

Twisted Lakes
Cradle Mountain National Park


  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithover 1 year ago

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerover 1 year ago

    Certainly a beautiful spot….and I reckon, heaps of opportunities still to get that unique shot in…it’s still a bit of a challenge as it’s so often photographed. The fagus was particularly awesome this year with all the little patches of red. Yes, can’t wait till next year as well…

  • Yes, for me it is all new there, I have hardly explored there at all (which sounds really silly). Now to work on conditions and angles, fagus, snow, sunset, sunrise, perfect reflections. Like you said, try to find a unique or killer shot there.

    – Garth Smith

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Very lovely scenery and great colours

  • Thank you Kala

    – Garth Smith

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work Garth,one of those spots I will check out next year.cheers.

  • Thank you Warren, if we got a ripple free day I think I could probably spend hours and hours here.

    – Garth Smith

  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopenerover 1 year ago

    Truly amazing colours and country Garth:o)

  • Thank you Mark, it is amazing.

    – Garth Smith

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghover 1 year ago

    Beautiful and rugged… Going to get there next year!!!

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 1 year ago

    I can’t wait for next year’s trip either!! Gorgeous!! Love the way the light is skimming across the Fagus :) :) :)

  • Donovan wilson
    Donovan wilsonover 1 year ago

    Its all new to me up there also and I would love to get it in the right light

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 1 year ago

    Those colours are amazing, Garth! What a fabulous scene!

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 1 year ago

    You have captured the rugged beauty of this amazing scene perfectly, love the colours! :)))

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