Having previously been lucky enough to visit this site I knew that there might be an opportunity to use the Big Stopper,I was more than pleased with the final result but if you look closely it appears that my traveling companions were less enthusiastic....
Woolshed Falls are spectacular Water Falls, which were once the centre of the richest Goldfields in Victoria, with more than 8000 Gold Miners or Diggers living along the banks of this small stream.
Five kms from Beechworth towards Chiltern, the Woolshed Valley is steeped in mining history. Large eroded gullies are found throughout the Beechworth goldfields district. They were mostly the result of hydraulic sluicing, a method of mining in which hoses were used to direct water at high pressure on gold bearing stream banks. This method was used here after the waters of the original Spring Creek was diverted from its course. This would have given the miners access to the rich gold bearing original creek bed.
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trevormoffiet (925) 2013-02-27 1:45
I like the way you have composed the image with the smooth flow of water bottom left leading the eye back past the rocks in the stream to the bushland and onward to discover your enthusiastic companions sitting mid right.
timecapturer (30226) 2013-02-27 2:22
Like this! A serene and beautifully executed capture. The tones and elements are irresistible and the composition inspired. I love the subtle light and the textures benefit from it so superbly. A real stunner! Well done!
Regards - Brian.
gildasjan (38166) 2013-02-27 3:34
Très belle image de ce plan d'eau et de ces roches au premier plan.Des teintes douces agréables pour cette réalisation.
pajaran (36149) 2013-02-27 4:20
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na potok, stene i drvece ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text ...
A nice view of the creek, rocks and trees ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
SnapRJW (18674) 2013-02-27 21:23
Hello Leslie - This serene shot is in sharp contrast to the gold rush history of the area you describe in your note. I like the composition with the silky water in the FG reflecting the sky and trees. Nicely managed! Warm regards rosemary
willperrett (2955) 2013-03-11 12:48
Lovely work, with muted, authentic colours. Your Big Stopper has certainly worked on the foreground water and tops of the gum trees; I wonder why you didn't include more violently moving water to enhance the effect. It looks like the river is going over the edge just out of shot to the left. Good work.
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (7229)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork
- Camera: NikonD300s
- Exposure: f/11, 15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-27 1:34