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Last Light - Wilhelmina Falls

Travis Easton

Boronia, Australia

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Last week I revisited Wilhelmina Falls again to GPS and measure them. The main tier is a massive 73m high with another 24m of cascades above this in three more tiers. This makes it the highest tier within 100km of Melbourne and one the highest overall in this area.

The last time I was here was one year after Black Saturday and it was pumping. The following pic shows how much the trees have grown since the fires.

Falls Creek has a reasonable large catchment on a plateau which then falls over a huge granite slab at Wilhelmina Falls. I took this shot half an hour after the sun when down and to the naked eye it was almost completely dark. I was in the process of starting the long return walk to the car but then had second thoughts and decided to take one more shot before returning. To my surprise it ended up as one of my favourites of the trip.

Thanks as always for viewing, commenting and reading.

For full details of this and 200 other waterfalls within 100km of Melbourne you will need to wait for the release of my next book ’Melbourne’s Waterfalls – 200 waterfalls within 100km of Melbourne’. I’m up to my second proof so am getting closer to production standard hopefully it will be out in late 2013.

Here’s a video from a previous visit.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D mkII
Lens: EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM @ 20mm
Filter: none
ISO: 200
Shutter Speed: 15 sec
Aperture: f/8
WB: Auto
When: 8:28pm on 28/2/2013

For more shots from this area check out my Melbourne’s Waterfalls gallery.

$30 a month from photography sales donated to the Wilderness Society

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