The Toorongo Falls, in the Yarra Ranges National park, offers an excellent opportunity for those photographers who like to capture fast moving water over mossy green rocks. The dense foliage overhead provides low light conditions well suited to long exposures, giving that silky smooth appearance to the flowing water. Of course a tripod or beanbag is mandatory to stabilize the camera under these conditions.
The fun starts while trying to negotiate your way across the slippery logs and rocks to find the best vantage point for a shot. My advice for the serious tog would be to take along a spare pair of pants, or even better, a pair of fisherman’s waders. Both my friend and myself ended up with wet bums from unexpected sittings. Luckily my unreasonable fear of leeches remained under control. 😉
I’m definitely going to return to this site again in the future to explore it in more detail. The following three images from the Toorongo Falls area are available as prints from my Redbubble site at –
Title – Shivers of the Green.
Title – She ran.
Title – Toorongo Torrent.