Steavenson Falls, Marysville – Waterfall Photography

After talking about it for ages, I caught up with Ben Jensz and Daniel Lee for some photos about Marysville today. Having mostly only taken photos around the Melbourne CBD since moving here earlier this year, I’ve been itching to explore beyond the city.

The weather was miserable but perfect for waterfall photography so we decided to visit Steavenson Falls, Marysville. An area hit hard in 2009 from devastating bushfires. All shots were captured with a Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 17-40 and Hoya Circular Polariser. I find the circular polariser essential for shooting waterfall photography and I wouldn’t leave the house without it. Why? It gives the saturation a subtle bump, allows you to get a slower shutter speed by an f-stop and reduces unwanted reflections. A must for anyone interested in waterfall photography.

If you’re interested in waterfall photography and a little confused about shutterspeed, the best weather to take waterfall photographs, the equipment needed and other bits, I’ve created a guide that explains a lot of this plus more. You can view this waterfall photography guide here.

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8 Responses to Steavenson Falls, Marysville – Waterfall Photography

  1. Jack Chauvel August 8, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    Nice stuff dude glad to see you get out and about.. how is that 617 of ben’s eh?!

    Where you guys headed too next? Gotta get him to take you to Cape Schnack!

    • Alex August 9, 2011 at 8:56 am #

      Was amazing mate! I’d love to have a play with that one day. Such a beast!

      You should get down this way and come shooting with us! 🙂

    • Jack Chauvel August 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

      Definitely Alex..

      Cant wait to get down there and catchup for some food + drinks and go do some shooting. Going to be awesome.

  2. Nicole Hastings August 8, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    Beautiful! How did you do that car pick without dropping cam?

    • Alex August 9, 2011 at 8:59 am #

      Thanks! I wrapped the camera strap around my hand to ensure it wouldn’t come off. It was good fun 😉 Wouldn’t mind a car camera mount now…

  3. Nicole Hastings August 9, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    Didn’t know such a thing existed!

  4. Tim August 10, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    Awesome Alex, great shots!! Did you do much in the way of post editing?

    I look forward to your posts!

    • Alex August 18, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

      Thanks Tim! 🙂

      This one had a bit of processing to remove the water droplets over the lens from the rain. Other then that there was dodge and burning around the scene to bring out areas a little more.

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