The headwaters of the Taggerty River starts in Melbourne’s closest ski resort, Lake Mountain. The closest town to Lake Mountain is called Marysville which is blessed with many nearby waterfalls, one of the most popular is the Taggerty River which has a circuit walk near it named after the Beeches which line part of the walk. I’m always amazed at the tenacity of life, how that fern can grow on that soiless rock in the middle of a river ??? amazing.

I was up there a few weeks ago and got my slides back yesterday. I’ve been very impressed with my new 24-70mm f/2.8L lens, very fast and sharp but the surprise for me has been far more accurate colour. With my old lens (the mid range 24-80mm) the colour tended to shift to blue far more with these long exposures.

For more pics from this area check out my Yarra Ranges gallery.

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Australia’s rugged landscape is an important part of my life and over many years I have explored some of the more remote parts of it on foot, ski, kayak and rope. I usually travel alone so I can take my time capturing the essence of these places without distraction. Life slows down and after a while I feel like I begin to merge with the land, nature takes me into her confidence and changes me. I hope you enjoy the fruit of these excursions.

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 6 years ago

    Great effect of the smoky water. Fascinating how the fern is holding onto the rock.
    Very appealing photo

  • Basia McAuley
    Basia McAuleyalmost 6 years ago

    Beautifully done.

  • Laurie Puglia
    Laurie Pugliaalmost 6 years ago

    travis, can you check your bubble mail. i have an urgent matter that i think you would know the answer to.

  • Jared Revell
    Jared Revellalmost 6 years ago

    wonderful Travis…a great little town Taggerty is too.
    ..and I agree, amazing that the fern can grow on that rock.

  • Stephen  Williams
    Stephen Williamsalmost 6 years ago

    nice shot Travis.
    the fern provides very nice interest as a focal point

  • gaylene
    gaylenealmost 6 years ago

    magical captures – so beautiful

  • Lesley  Hill
    Lesley Hillalmost 6 years ago

    Travis this is lovley!

  • mazzfarrell
    mazzfarrellalmost 6 years ago

    Stunning shot

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullneralmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic detail and clarity..colors are so fresh…Great shot Trav..

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kalmost 6 years ago

    wonderful shot love the fern growing on the rocks :)) k

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