Friday, September 21, 2012

FSO - Get High: Shoot from above

Today I have a few more photos from my Taranaki adventure when I took a walk through the bush to see a beautiful waterfall.  This is a Silver Tree Fern or Ponga growing below the track to the falls. The silver fern is a symbol of New Zealand and the New Zealand people and is becoming increasingly recognised overseas as the national symbol of NZ.  It looks a bit silvery in this light but it is actually the under side of the fern that glows silver in the night and which can be used as a signpost for travellers in the bush.


You can see more Ponga fronds in this shot of the steps going down, down, down.


And, finally, way down there is the stream into which the waterfall plummets.


I found it really hard to capture a sense of distance or depth when taking shots looking down at things.  I look forward to seeing how others in the FSO team managed it.  They will be here.

8 comments:

  1. You live in a tremendous place. That's a stunning gorge.

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  2. I like the steps, but I don't think I would dare walk on them. They look a little unsure.

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  3. The colors in these shots are beautiful. I would be afraid of those steps also.
    QMM

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  4. I think you managed very well to give a sense of depth with the stairs and with the last photo. I almost feel dizzy looking at them...

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  5. love the second shot. to look back where we've been or where we've yet to walk.... seems like this was a very nice trip. enjoyed the photos

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  6. Those silver ferns are stunning. Great photos.

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  7. I think you did a terrific job with this. That 2nd shot is dizzyingly high. The view down to the bottom of the falls reminds me of what I just saw last weekend.

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  8. Ekkk the third photo made me think that is totally very deep fall in case somebody wants to do bungee jumping ^_^


    Kim,USA

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