From the Lookout, Erskine Falls

Lookout, Erskine Falls, Great Otway National Park

Leica M9 camera and Leica Summicron 35mm f2 lens. 

A ten minute drive from Lorne, Erskine Falls is probably the most popular and widely visited waterfall in Australia’s Great Otway National Park. With an impressive 30 meter drop it’s an interesting location, though far from my favorite waterfall in the region.

This photo was made from a lookout about a minute from the car park. The light was quite delicate and all I had to do was wait for the wind to stop long enough for me to make the photo.

Texture and Tonality

As the scene included so much texture and subtle tonality it was a definite candidate for rendering into black and white. Processing, including some subtle split toning, was conducted in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

I made the image with a Leica M9 camera and Leica Summicron 35mm f2 lens. On a full frame camera, such as the Leica M9, 35mm is considered a mild wide-angle lens which provided the idea field of view to portray the waterfall within its environment. I made the image at an exposure of 1 sec at f11.

Simplicity and Beauty

It’s a simple photo of a beautiful scene and photography is at its best when kept simple. 

Glenn Guy, Travel Photography Guru