A few weeks ago the western half of Victoria got it’s biggest dump of rain in seven years and I was fortunate enough to be in the area waterfall hunting. I found this drop by accident (it’s not on any maps I know of) while looking for another waterfall and for want of a better name I’ve called it Granite Falls (it’s on Granite Creek). It’s about 3km across farm land from the nearest road and it was a big buzz to stumble across such a significant set of waterfalls. This was just the top drop of a huge set of cascades which after all the rain was absolutely pumping.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D mkII
Lens: EF 24-70 f/2.8II USM @ 24mm
Filter: Circular polarizer
ISO: 50
Shutter Speed: 1/5th sec
Aperture: f/22
WB: Auto
Exposure Compensation: -1/3rd of a stop
Time: 12:43pm on 26/9/09

For more waterfall shots check out my Waterfalls gallery.

$30 a month of all photography related profits go to the Wilderness Society

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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  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdover 5 years ago

    Pumping it is! Nicely taken Travis and I think the name is fitting.

  • Stephen Ruane
    Stephen Ruaneover 5 years ago

    Excellent work Travis, well captured. Great to see the water flowing again.

  • Heather  Waller-Rivet  IPA
    Heather Walle...over 5 years ago

    well done Travis

  • genaro1
    genaro1over 5 years ago

    great capture

  • Alf Caruana
    Alf Caruanaover 5 years ago

    perfect capture

  • John Dekker
    John Dekkerover 5 years ago

    Nice find Travis….like the way you’ve framed this, great shot.

  • Neil
    Neilover 5 years ago

    Great find! Great photo of it too!

  • traveller
    travellerover 5 years ago

    Lovely capture, grat find Travis.

  • Rodney Wratten
    Rodney Wrattenover 5 years ago

    G’day Travis
    the rain had long stopped when you came across these “Granite Falls” as to the colour in the water, It’s a great feeling when you stumble across a great photo, cheers Rod.

  • Hi Rod, It was a funny day, two minutes before I took this shot it was pelting down hail and all. In two days i visited 10 drops and it was raining practically not stop, this smidgen of blue being a rare exception. Still waterfalls were goin off. Thanks mate.

    – Travis Easton

  • Puggs
    Puggsover 5 years ago

    Great Shot Travis, i am envious of all these people that can get out and do so many photo shoots…

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