Probably the most popular of several waterfalls within the Grampian National Park
Named by explorer Mitchell on the 21st. of July 1836, the MacKenzie River rises in the higher reaches of The Grampians and flows north-westward through Zumsteins towards Mt. Zero. The falls can be reached down a well constructed walk.
The Grampians Ranges are formed largely of sedimentary sandstone deposited about 420 million years ago. The ranges were probably in existence by 400 million years ago, although they may have been uplifted again about 50 million years ago. The rock in the photo is all sandstone. Granite forms only a minor part of the Grampians, occupying valleys like the Victoria Valley and the McKenzie Valley. The granite is 400 million years old, so is not much younger than the sandstone. The formation of the mountain ranges are the remnants of a much larger plateau that has been eroded away over tens of millions of years. The hard sandstone was more resistant to erosion than the surrounding rocks, which is why it forms the ranges. Nevertheless, it is still being eroded, forming the fantastic landscape that we see today (thanks vjmite)
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lomumo22 (323) 2008-09-21 15:21
Impressive waterfall and very nice the takes. I like it.
daddo (27756) 2008-09-21 16:33
Hi Stephen. A very fine rendition. I particularly like the open composition, the wonderful effects on the falls thanks to the exposure timing and the excellent details. Lovely light to it all. Regards. Klaudio.
phwall (6785) 2008-09-21 18:11
Striking image of the falls and surrounding bush.
Very good light you've captured here, the long exposure has worked well for you.
I spent an hour yesterday trying to shoot the Fitzroy Falls, no luck.
Natasa-David (479) 2008-09-22 1:04
Beautifull shot. Nice "shapes" of the water. I like the pov!
Come and see my gallery.
SueC (73) 2009-01-29 3:39
What a magnificent photo! Breathtaking...
We frequent McKenzie before the bushfire of 2006 and twice afterwards. The landscape had changed and there is a well constructed walk path for people to enjoy.
It was once a very strenuous walk then and I had photographed the falls before the digital cameras.
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-11-07 23:54
Absolutly a beautiful surrounding and a picture
with an excellent quality.
- Copyright: Stephen Harnett (SteveH) (6405)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-07-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC
- Exposure: f/25.0, 2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-21 15:09
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