Waterfalls are one of my favourite subjects… as it gives me scope to practice one of my favourite techniques – Long Exposure with ND filters. Part 1 is Waterfalls of Victoria
Ellinjaa is on the waterfall circuit in the Atherton Tablelands of FNQ taking you past several waterfalls. From car park to the base of the falls its 20 minute walk through a lush rainforest that’s not too strenuous. unfortunately its promoted on lots of sites as great for swimming so on a hot day you could have swimmers in your shot. The viewing platform is in front… steel grates which works great for water run off but not so great for tripods. With a bit of careful positioning it can be overcome.
As it’s touted as a swimming hole, it’s not hard to get from the viewing platform to the side of the pool for a different perspective.
Josephine Falls, 75kms south of Cairns are on the Josephine Creek and in Wooroonooran National Park, FNQ, is a beautiful 700m walk in through rainforest and then down a set of steps to the base of the falls. Again its known as a swimming hole and while you aren’t allowed up to the top of the falls as people have been seriously injured or killed sliding down…. the young and invincible still do it.
Milla Milla Falls
Milla Milla, also on waterfall circuit on tablelands is about 10 ft from the lower car park (which on this grounds alone moved it to the top of my list). The water tumbles over the top and drops 18 metres over volcanic basalt into a pool at the bottom that is again promoted for swimming in. One my first trip there I was lucky to come across a couple of lovely german girls doing hair flicks.. second time also struck people in the pool but not as photogenic…. it was a long wait till we got a break of no one in the pool to run off a couple of quick shots.