Weekend Wandering: Warburton and Lala Falls Part 1
Can you believe it he waterfall is really called Lala Falls? I was there yesterday, my first trip out for the new year. I don’t know that I would call it a great trip, but it was nice to be taking photos again. As I said yesterday the weather has been heating up and while it wasn’t really hot when we went to the waterfall, it was warm, and then walking to the waterfall was hard work, it was uphill all the way. It wouldn’t normally be considered a long walk, but when you are doing it in the middle of summer and the uphill is never level, or any down, it was hard. I was so glad when I got there.
I used the macro for most of the walk. It was wonderful to keep looking for little things to photograph and I think I got quite a few things. You do have to walk and look all around you.
Then there were the things you didn’t expect to find in a rain forest, earrings growing from ferns.
The walk was great to look at, and everywhere you looked it was so pretty. I think I like rain forests. They are so green and on a hot day they always seem to be so cool, you can feel the moisture in them.
I even managed to get a dragonfly, I was excited when I got home and saw this. I did find it hard to get many macro shots, perhaps because I was so tired and my heart was racing. I really need to get fitter.
The waterfall was lovely, and I put my ND 400 filter on and put the camera on the ground and got some long exposures. It really didn’t look like this, but I like the effect. We went to Warburton with the purpose of doing a few things, but in the end didn’t do a lot. I would love to go back, maybe stay a couple of days. It would be great to be there in winter I think, and I also think there would be a lot more to photograph in the rain forest during that time.
A map to show you where it is.
I have a gallery of more images for you now. All these images were taken on the way to the falls, tomorrow I will show the photos on the walk back, and some that I took around the river at Warburton. I hope you have had a chance to get out and some photos this year.