Arawhata Falls

Southern Alps

Arawhata Falls


Once you comprehend the sheer scale of the cliffs in this image you are overwhelmed for a few moments. This very powerful place is deep in the Southern Alps. I simply composed it around the traditional use of horizontal and vertical thirds, drawn to the dark heavy-metal colours of the cliffs and their contrast with the light colours of the spurting falls and the soft groves of tussock and olearia trees.  

Taken on Nikon F.4. 50mm lens. Kodachrome 64 film. Aperture F8.

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