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Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls
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Copyright: santo girotto (skippy007) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1321 W: 61 N: 2981] (12510)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-20
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D 700, 28-300mm AF Nikkor, 77mm Kenko UV MC
Exposure: f/8, 1/15 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-04-02 18:15
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wentworth Falls for Alfred (alftrek) who was here recently but unfortunately for reasons out of his control was unable to walk down to this area.

Wentworth Falls is probably the most stunning waterfall in the Blue Mountains. Having two sections falling from the top to a ledge half way down and then again to the very bottom of the valley, if there was no break, these falls would be the highest waterfall in the Blue Mountains. You can see the top half of the falls from Wentworth Falls Lookout at the end of Falls Road, or Princess Rock, a short walk from the car park however is required to really appreciate the Wentworth Falls region.
I believe the Wentworth Falls can be rather dry at certain times of the year & a little uninspiring but after the heavy rains in the region we were very fortunate to be able to see these magnificent falls in their full splendour, to really appreciate these falls a walk is highly recommended. The walk to the falls and back is a little difficult at times, the ground can be very slippery when wet, the track is tight, winding & steep, it can seem fairly short or long depending on the level of fitness, one thing for certain one will not be disappointed but rather well rewarded by the spectacular views.

Taken in the company of Lisa (delpeoples) and Paolo (paololg)

Thank you Lisa for looking after us so well while we were in Sydney and accompanying us to so many beautiful & exiting places, a special thanks to your other half (Kevino) who let you out day & night with two strange men :) and furthermore he did it without a complaint.

Thanks Kevin.

My mistake this is not the Wentworth Falls but rather the Empress Falls found in the Valley of the Waters in the Blue Mountains at a place called Wentworth Falls. Thanks guys for the information.

Sonata11, SnapRJW, annjackman, pajaran, mozzy27, paololg, Zengi001, delpeoples, prasun984, danos, kennyblack, fritzi007, Kielia, BluSimo, s_lush, i9l2y1m8a8t3, Robert1969, Indrasish has marked this note useful
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Hello Santo,
wonderful composition and framework as well. Perfectly executed with fabulous waterfall and the reflection with an amazing colors of those stones, fantastic sharpness, POV and depth of field. This view is stunningly beautiful with pleasure to look at. Perfectly well done. Awesome.
Best regards,

Ciao Santo!
Very beautiful falls!
Wonderful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,

very nice waterfall with amazing form you captured.

Attractive vertical composition Santo. I am impressed by the beauty of the light on the FG rocks. I congratulate you on this fine shot, management is top class and the shot is really special. Best regards Rosemary

Hello Santo,
Waterfall shots can be hard to take well. This is a beauty! The length of exposure is perfect for the effect of the water falling. The light and colours are very well managed, and the composition has interest from FG to BG.
Regards, Ann

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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 76 N: 1267] (11491)
  • [2012-04-02 22:59]

Spectaculaire composition, de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!

Dobar dan.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled preko stena na vodopad i slapove, dobra kompozicija.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za odmor i uzivanje, u lepoj prirodi.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.


Good afternoon.
Very interesting and good text with a given data ...
Nice view of the waterfall over rocks and waterfalls, good composition.
Good image sharpness, contrast and display beautiful colors.
Nice place to relax and enjoy in beautiful nature.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.

Hi Santo,

That's an awesome composition to capture a waterfall. Very well done! Regards,

Hi Santo - great photo - good darks and use of light. There's just one problem - this isn't Wentworth Falls but a set of falls in the Valley of the Waters on the way down to National Pass. I should have come with you!
I'll check my maps for the correct name and let you know.
I've also posted a photo of Wentworth Falls as a workshop - not a great one but one that'll give you an impression of its power, wlthough the photo was taken in a dry period.

Hello Santo
Spectacular waterfall scene, superb colours especially the reds in the water and the green of the mosses on the FG rocks. Great composition and POV. The DOF and sharpness is first class at just the perfect exposure. Beautiful TFS
Che4ers Peter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11760 W: 126 N: 21153] (108907)
  • [2012-04-03 2:42]

Ciao Santo,spettacolare scelta del pov in stile Lisa e risultato impressionante,prospettiva imponente creata da questa magnifica cascata,grande scelta dei tempi e del diaframma per un risultato eccellente in una luce non facile! Complimenti e buona giornata,Luciano

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14271 W: 1034 N: 28588] (135918)
  • [2012-04-03 2:46]

Hello Santo,

Looks a little like Elabana Falls in Lamington National Park, Qld. I like the patch of sunlight bottom left giving the water a reddish tint. Good sharpness & excellent motion blur of the rushing water. Superb shadow detail & well managed lighting. Tfs!

Bonjour Santo,

Un très beau cadrage vertical qui met parfaitement en vedette cette belle chute dans toute sa hauteur et sa splendeur. Un très beau filé qui ajoute du mouvement à l'eau.



Ostia che bea!!! Come gatu fato a tirar fora sti coeori e sta nitidessa? Mi go ancora da ciapar in man a serie de foto fate in sta cascata, che a ne xe costada più de 600 scaini, ma xe valsa a pena parchè xe sta na roba fantastica, sopratuto parchè no ghe jera el casso de nessun e gaveno poduo ciapar tute e foto che voevamo :-) Ma adesso che te gà postà sta bea foto, mi cossa meto in TE de sta cascata in tee Blue Mountains? Col casso che a trovo n'altra foto bea come questa! ;-) Podaria metar a foto dea statua dea aborigena che te toca el cul!!! Eh, eh, eh... :-))))
Comunque, schersi a parte, a quaità de sta foto a xe perfeta, bravissimo!
Ciao, buon mercoledì!

Hello Santo,
Very beautiful nature photo with excellent light and exposure management. I like this a lot.
Best Regards,

Carissimo Santo

What a masterpiece! The light is exquisite and you've turned this place into a place of magic. The quality of this photo is far beyond anything I could muster which is a tribute both to your skill as a photographer and in post-processing, which is subtle and skillful.

As to the name, sorry for giving you a bum steer. The suburb is definitely Wentworth Falls and the name of the falls are Empress Falls, which is part of the Valley of the Waters.

Thanks for the kind words in your note, it's easy to be nice to nice people- as my Mamma says.

Un abbraccio
Lisa Diavolina
PS: hai ricevuto il mio SMS riguarde Melbourne?

hi santo,
your composition is superb, especially the portrait format, which really cpatures the height of the waterfall very well. superbly well exposed to produce well saturated colours. excellent sharpness and depth of field.

Hi Santo,
an impressive natural landscape shot. Successful framing. Great light management with good DOF controlled. Nice color tones & sharpness also.
I wish a good week.


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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13704 W: 295 N: 27294] (109611)
  • [2012-04-04 1:10]

Ciao Santo,
excellent this vertical format with the fascinating Wentworth falls to dominate the image.I like the excellent light and colour management as the quality of the scene.A great presentation with informative note.


Ciao caro Santo
Che bella immagine, sembra tridimensionale da quanto è reale. Stupendo il POV che punta verso l' alto da una base coloratissima nitida e con un' illuminazione speciale. Complimenti Santo
Un caro saluto,abbraccio ... Marino

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  • quillo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 417 N: 1877] (11856)
  • [2012-04-04 8:49]

Hola Santo:

I love the composition: the vertical frame than right here. Collect all the force of the waterfall, around the water and, above all, the entire environment that surrounds it.
Also the light is very good.

In short, I really like.

Saludos y feliz tarde.

Hello Santo,

It is great to link up with like-minded people who have an intimate knowledge of the area.
This is a fine shot, sharply exposed and with fine textural details.
Your pov places the rocks in a stong position, creating immediate interest for the viewer and a good starting point for the journey up the waterfall. I'm so glad you didn't slow your shutter speed right down; I do like to see water gushing and rushing, not some silky smooth white line!

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Hi Santo,
I recognised this as Empress Falls straight away. It's one of the most attractive falls in the Blue Mountains. Nice framing with the big rocks in the foreground. I like the red colour in the water, from the tannin coming out of the leaves of the rainforest trees. As Ian said, this is in the Valley of the Waters - the place is every bit as wonderful as the name suggests.


Hello 007,
really very nice representation of the waterfall in the Blue Mountains. Is this a tropical landscape?
the other 007

Hello Santo,

Amazing view with great details and splendid colors.Very wonderful exotic atmosphere,and great POV.TFS

Have a nice evening,

Hi Santo
what a beautiful 4 level waterfall, i 4 spots the water changes direction and flow.
I'm curious....where did you focus on? what spot did you choose as your main focal point as there are so many to choose from?

Mother nature at her best, wonderful subject, especially with all the trees surrounding it too.
nice work

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2012-04-07 7:59]

Hi Santo,
this image is a delight for everybody who loves nature! A great impression of this interesting fall taken from a very well working POV. Very beautiful light and colors. My compliments also for the accompanying note!
Warm regards

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15450 W: 159 N: 27003] (141836)
  • [2012-04-15 0:02]

Hi Santo
Splendide couleurs, le cadrage, la transparence de l'eau, comme l'attirance de la cascade ou l'eau défile sur les rochers, bon format et très belle réalisation
Belle journée

Ciao Santo
che fiabesco luogo e che splendida foto hai fatto! potrebbero essere delle cascate alpine, di quelle che spesso si aprono tra i boschi di faggi ed invece questo bosco è così lontano da qui! B-)Il movimento dell'acqua è fantastico, e i due massi modellati dalla luce sono bellissimi così, in primissimo piano.
spero che tu e Peggy stiate bene. qui dalle mie parti è tutto ok.. ;-)
carissimi saluti

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2012-09-19 13:12]

Hello Santo,
What a beautiful waterfall! You have captured it with well-balanced composition, colorful foreground and optimal camera setting to show streams in dynamics. Perfectly good presentation of this unique place!
Best regards,

Hi Santo!

Excellent work! Love the great balance of the exposition, everything is just beautifully presented. Nice natural colors, love the level of vibrance as it is not too strong and overly done. Well captured!

best regards,

Hello Santo,

Beautiful surrounding.
The vertical position creates a very nice
depth in the picture and makes the
waterfall extra higher. The stones on
the forground emphasizes extra the depth.
Composition and light management are also

Friendly regards,

Ciao Santo, favolosa cascata splendidamente ripresa, magnifica luce e splendidi colori, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hi Santo,
Great shot of this falls.. Like the slow motion water.. A good framed image with superb color and sharpness..
Warm regards,

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