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Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls
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Copyright: Paul Kettel (pauljk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 204 W: 64 N: 65] (226)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-14
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 12-24 mm f/4.0 G (IF), Digital RAW, Polariser
Exposure: f/11, 1/6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-14 22:46
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Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a stunning place to shoot and you just quite can't get a grasp of the beauty of the place from this little image. A walkway runs to the right and down to the base of the falls, giving a stunning view of New Zealand native bush against the waterfall's spray. Shot this place for over an hour with the place completely to myself.

Shot with a D300 on a tripod and a polarising filter to cut foliage glare and to make the greens pop. I had perfect overcast conditions for shooting the falls and the bush.

Thanks for looking

Bridal Veil Falls - Raglan

It is an easy walk into the top of the Bridal Veil Falls following the Pakoka River for most of the way. The track is Barrier Free to the top of the falls, so it is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Seating for 3-4 people is provided half way along the track and another seat is sited near the top of the falls.

There are two good viewing areas at the top but itís also worth taking the steep set of steps down to the pool at the base of the falls. The rocks around the pool are mainly soft sandstones that have been worn down by the river to form a large amphitheatre. If you look up you can see the band of hard basalt rock that has resisted the erosive power of the river and now forms the lip of the spectacular 55-metre falls.

Source: www.doc.govt.nz

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fantastic place, TFS Ori

Hallo Paul
This is just another beautiful landscape photo that popped up on my screen. This striking waterfall is a stunning scenery, and I am in no doubt you enjoyed photographing it, as much as I have looking at it. I am sure you could smell the freshness and the spray of the falling water, and I can imagine the awesome feeling you had being so close to such view. I have many times admired scenes like this one, paging through books. The lovely green ferns and other shrubs and trees make it idyllic scenery. Unfortunately for us to see a waterfall, we have to drive quite far inland. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend.
Kind regards

Hi Paul

Yes, a stunning place and you really show it's beauty. Lovely colours and POV.

Top quality work. :-)

A fantastic point of view. This shot is quite breathtaking. The colours are sharp and show nicely. Seems like the perfect light for the photo. TFS.

Hello Paul,

Fantastic place, looks like paradise.
good pov and beautiful colours.

Regards Gert

Hi Paul!

Fantastic place with superb colors and a feel of a huge space underneath. You gave back the essence of the place I believe. Looks amazing... goes to my favs! TFS

Best regards,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-15 5:29]

Hi Paul

Ahh...i see you have the nice new D300...very nice! :)
And i also see you've already put it to good use :)
This is indeed a spectacular place, one that you photographed superbly!
The cloudy sky really helped you saturate the colors very well here and also gave you the enough amount of light to work with for that nice look of the waterfall.
Your polarizer worked great, too and cut most of the foliage glare (perhaps except the one on the left and lower left...but this is just a minor element anyway) and the result is a fantastic landscape!
Congratulations for it!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-15 8:06]

Hello Paul,
Stunning place!
Simply wonderful colors!

Hi Paul,
This looks like paradise!
The polarizer really did very well its job with the greens, they're very impressive.
So good the 1/6 to get the flow of the waterflow.
Your POV is just great.
My compliments and thanks for share.
Warm regards,

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-02-15 8:29]

Hi Paul,

This is stunning. The depth is impressing. When I see this I would like to take a shower:)
Also the green background and surroundings are wonderful. TFS.


Hi again Paul,
You captured this one perfectly. I would love to see this place in person until then I'll just have to enjoy your wonderful shot. TFS :)

Bonjour Paul,c'est un joli petit coin de paradis que tu nous offre la,j'aime beaucoup la composition et les couleurs sont superbes,bravo et merci de partager.

This is an interesting high point of view for this falls. The composition is great with the bright falls off center and the nice shape of the pool. I think your slow shutter speed effect is nice... not too slow so it still looks like water. The greens on my monitor feel a little "off".. almost fluorescent.

Evelynn : )

Hello Paul,
Well done.
Pity your exhibition is so far away otherwise I would certainly visit it. You did the printing job as well?
Well done

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