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Marokopa Falls

Marokopa Falls
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-30
Categories: River
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 17-35mm F/2.8 L USM, Digital RAW 100, Hoya UV 77mm
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-01 3:10
Viewed: 5832
Points: 30
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Marokopa Falls
A magnificent 30m waterfall set amongst Pukatea, Kohekohe and Tawa forest.

What is a waterfall? A waterfall is usually a geological formation resulting from water, often in the form of a stream, flowing over an erosion-resistant rock formation that forms a sudden break in elevation or nickpoint.

Some waterfalls form in mountain environments where the erosive water force is high and stream courses may be subject to sudden and catastrophic change. In such cases, the waterfall may not be the end product of many years of water action over a region, but rather the result of relatively sudden geological processes such as landslides, faults or volcanic action.


Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 14:49 p.m.
Date: 30th September 2007
Weather conditions: Raining - Water Drops On lens
Lens: Canon 17-35mm F/2.8 L USM
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/4
F-Stop: F/16
Focal Length:24mm
ISO: 100
Support: Tripod
Original file type: Digital Raw

LordPotty, Heaven, cicindela, ellis49, marhowie, horia, Alex99, red45, PDP, metcher has marked this note useful
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Another beautiful shot of the Marakopa Falls Pam.
I used to come out here very often when I lived at Waitomo Caves.I would pass here on my way fishing at Marakopa,or take people to abseil the Mangapohue Natural Bridge.
Mangapohue,Marakopa and Te Anga are some of the most beautiful parts of the King Country,and I miss visiting there a lot.
A beautiful shot.
Well done.

Hi Pam!

It's a very nice filé with a well balanced composition: enough foreground to substain the falls, but not too much. It's surprising that f16 was possible, but probably the rany weather helped tp preserve the details in the whites.

Well seen, well done!

Kind regards

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-10-01 3:59]

Hi Pam,

A nice capture,well exposed and good natural colors,nice effects with the exp.time,well done and tfs


Hi Pam,
as you know I like waterfall and you picture id very nice.
The warter is smooth like silk because of the SS.
Well exposed and composed with a good deep.
Well done, my friend.

Hi Pam

Great waterfall and well captured. The rainy weather gave great light for teh long exposure.


Well done on the composition and details Pam. How ya been?
Beautiful work :)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-01 8:11]

Hi Pam and nice to see you again :)

What a spectacular view! This is truely impressive!
It's amazing the way a waterfall looks at 1/4 of a sec. and a lake for example at 1 sec...what a huge difference of the motion :)

Anyway, superb work here howing us the entire fall and exceptional contrast realized between the white foam and the darker rocks all around it. The green of the trees give life and natural surroundings to the entire scene, creating a lovely composition all-in-all.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-01 10:24]

Hi Pam.
Excellent artistic shot and perfect use of exposure parameters. I like reflection of the waterfall, nice lights and pleasant colour palette. Excellent DOF and details of the image give the shot some charm. Bravo and TFS. Superb done.

Hi Pam!
Photography of waterfalls is not easy, even if the object can not "escape" ;> The water is still changing, often there are some reflections, problem with light, ect. And probably because of that there are not many good quality pictures of waterfalls here on TN. You photo is really fantastic, I like not only composition and colouration but a great effect of mooving water! Delicate, blurred, white river/stream is just amazing!
Bravo and TFS!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-10-01 18:28]

What gorgeous waterfalls, Pam.
I love the multiple cascades and layers thereof.
It is quite a sight.
You captured the flowing waters beautifully.
TFS. : )

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-10-02 0:23]

Hello Pam!

Steve-style picture! What a place! And what a view! Perfect combination of water, rocks and green plants. I love POV, composition and smooth traces of water. Fantastic picture my friend!

Hello Pam.
There's so many beautiful images coming out of NZ right now. And this is among the best. Very beautiful. Lovely long exposure and composition. Good POV. Very lovely, well done.
Regards, Steve.

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2007-10-06 9:03]
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Hi Pam, very good waterfall shot. You did a good job on the exposure and the comopsition is nice too. There is one area that is catching my eye and that is slightly left of bottom centre - seems to be some blurring here, what was that from? Good shot!

Hi, Pam.
Beautiful waterfall. Excellent exposure on water. Nice composition too.

Magnificent choice of shutter on this. Gorgeous. Hope all has been fantastic.



Hi Pam,
Very beautiful! When I look at this one I feel as though I'm there or at least wish I was. It's a very refreshing image and is superbly captured. I am amazed at the short response to this capture as it deserves more. Anyway I love it. Happy Holidays. :)

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