A break in the old bluestone water race at The Barwon Paper Mills has now created a new waterfall.
The water race that was built in the 1800’s on the Barwon River to power a waterwheeel which ran machinery at the now, disused paper mill.

Pentax K20D Camera. Exposure: 0.7sec @f27- 200 ISO.
Edited in ACDSee Pro3


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I often stand in awe and admire the beauty of God’s Creation. The colours, textures, tones and shapes,especially the way the light falls and reflects, thus revealing things often overlooked, particularly during the grandeur of a sunrise or sunset, or the spectacle of a rainbow.
I really just want to try and capture and share some of what I see as “The Creator’s Handiwork”.

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    phip cheers outstanding

  • digitalmidge
    digitalmidgeabout 5 years ago

    This is fabulous Phil, I don’t know where you find scenery like this, but it’s stunning..;-)

  • Michael Walters
    Michael Waltersabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic story and photo to match, really love the combo of the nature and the human story to it, really fantastic capture.

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 5 years ago

    Stunning work, great composition, well done!

  • Wayne Harris
    Wayne Harrisabout 5 years ago

    Great composition, colour and exposure, lovely image Phil.

  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyabout 5 years ago

    How absolutely beautiful, Phil. Fab capture and perspective, too. Well done.

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleabout 5 years ago

    Great range of colours Phil and the water is excellent – so soft.

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsabout 5 years ago

    Well composed and taken, exposure is perfect.

  • Peter Redmond
    Peter Redmondabout 5 years ago

    Lovely photo, Phil. Very rich colours, nicely done.

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearabout 5 years ago

    WOW, Phil this looks like the setting to ‘Lord of the Rings’…GORGEOUS ;) xoxox

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