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Can you guess where we went? Here is a hint.
We took a drive to Erskine Falls. The falls are behind Lorne, about a 10km drive. I thought we were going to be in for a long work, but instead, we had to go down 220 metres of steps. It was a long way down. It was very wet and probably quite dangerous.
It is an interesting spot. It really is for tourists, and there were quite a few people there. The stuff I read said that it was popular and there would be people there, but I think we were hoping that on a day of drizzling weather and it being cold people would stay away. It wasn’t so. It could have been a lot worse.
It is a very long skinny waterfall and at the bottom are these rocks. It was very hard to see the water running though them. I did use my neutral density filter to get the marshmallow effect. Though, I felt we were really limited with where you could stand to take photos. A platform had been built to stand on, but that also introduced movement as it moved every time some one walked on it. It would have been nice to get up closer to it, but you have to respect that they don’t really want you doing that.
We walked downstream, and it was hard to find some where to take images that didn’t have people in them. I think it is part of the reason why photographers pick times when the rest of the population don’t like to be out and about.
This image was taken from the platform that was 80 metres from the top. We had decided that we would go to the bottom first, then take little breaks to photograph stuff on the way back up. Though, having gone down and back up, the going down was much harder, it was sort of scary. Going back up, well, we were back up the top before we knew it. When we got back to the car, the car park was full and there was so many more people there, well, let’s just say we were happy to be leaving.
I think if I was going to go there again, I would go earlier in the morning. Just after the sunrise, so it would be light enough to see, but too early for the tourists. It would have been so nice to have had the whole place to ourselves.
Now Some Business
I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed that WordPress have made some changes. If you post a comment on someone’s blog, or you reply to a post on your post, every time someone else posts a comment, or posts a comment on your blog, you will get an email. So if you look at a lot of blogs, like I do, and post comments, you could potentially end up with hundreds of emails. Apparently it is the new default that WordPress has decided that we need.
So how do you avoid this, well if you don’t want all the emails, you do have options, one of them is uncheck the box when are making a comment. Go to someone’s blog and take a look at the comments and you will see the box there,