The Waterfalls of Tangoio Reserve
It was supposed to have stopped raining in the afternoon. It hadn't. A light, but steady drizzle remained. This was going to make the photography harder. It doesn't take more than a couple of rain drops to land on a filter, to ruin a photograph. My previous trip to the Tangoio Reserve has ended in a lot of discarded shots because of that.
The Tangoio Reserve is just north of Napier in the Hawkes Bay. It has two waterfalls. These are Tangoio and Te Ana. They're nice to visit, but I think there are still nicer falls in the region. Still, it is an aim of mine to photograph as many different NZ waterfalls as I can. I was happy with the photos I'd taken of Waipunga Waterfall on the way over.
All the shots below were taken with a Sony a7R.
Tangoio waterfall is what the reserve is named for. This shot was taken from the lookout. One day when i have time, I'll figure out how to find a route to approach the falls from a different perspective. That'll mean going cross country I fear.
Te Ana Waterfall
The other waterfall in the reserve is a simple horse-tail fall. With the greater flow of water, the falls ended up with more structure however.
By this stage, my cloths for drying the lenses of rain droplets was getting very wet. I've used the rocks to produce a stronger foreground.
Further downstream, the dark forest and damp conditions created a moss-covered world. It was worth some more photos before my drying cloths become so soaked, they couldn't keep the filters dry anymore.
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