Nelson Falls

Garth Smith

Joined November 2008

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A small tannin stained creek on the edge of the Tarkine in north-west Tasmania spills its way toward the sea.
The colouring is a natural stain that comes out of the heath, button grass and melaleuca vegetation. This stained water is very common in Tasmania and is some of the sweetest water I have ever drank.
When the water is shallow with a sand bottom it is a beautiful sepia tone and as it gets deeper it turns black.
When it hits turbulence it whitens the same as any water does and gives a myriad sepia shades depending on the level of turbulence.
Nikon D40
Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR lens at 20mm
ISO 200
0.62 secs at F/20
No Flash

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featured in Waterfall Photography November 2008
featured in Natural Colour & Light group 24th March 2009
featured in Dimensions group 24th September 2009
featured in Alphabet Soup group 26th September 2009
featured in Photographers of Redbubble group 5th October 2009

Top Ten in the Waterfall Group – Buyers Only Challenge in February 2009
Top Ten in Tasmania Groups Waterfall Challenge 19th September 2009
Top Ten in The Alphabet Group – Best of N Challenge 3rd October 2009

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