On my way to Essendon a couple of weeks I saw a water fall, it was so strange. It is in Coburg and part of the Merri Creek.
As you follow the path this is what you come across. It isn’t a natural water fall, definitely man made. When you get close to it you can see the concrete. I don’t know what was here before, but the water fall has been put here for some reason. It is also too uniform, look at that line across the top, too straight. Still it is lovely to look at. Though, having said that it wasn’t good to smell. I think with all the rain we have had it was cleaning something out.
It was very hard to photograph. I didn’t get many images of it. When I first saw it, it was late afternoon and I thought it would be too hard to photograph when it was late in the day. I had decided to go in the morning. I thought the sun would be on it and be more even. I hadn’t anticipated that I would get sharp shadows, and that there would be such high contrast between the two.
I did make a mistake and set my exposure for the shadows, which then burnt out the water where the sun hit it. I would like to go back another time, maybe when it is overcast, or later in the day, maybe both.
Another reason I would like to go back is because the walls of Pentridge Prison are nearby and I would love to take some photos of what is left of it. Another piece of our history that is being turned into housing. Not that a prison is necessarily a great thing, but it is an important part of what Melbourne is. I can’t believe people would want to live there.
So until next time, here are the not so good images. All HDRs, processed with Photomatix and post editing done in Photoshop.