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Kitekite Falls

Kitekite Falls

Kitekite falls is a 40 metre waterfall, in the Waitakere Ranges near Auckland. I timed this expedition to take advantage of two strong facts. First, it was the school holidays so the lack of traffic meant I could get there easily. Second, there'd been a lot of recent rain, so the water flow ought to look good.

For this shot I've gone down-stream a bit and away from the main pool. There's a collection of large boulders where I set up the shot. You have to jump from one boulder to another, with water around you, to get there. Fortunately the top of the boulder was large enough- just- to for myself and a tripod. Then it was a matter of waiting for the rain to stop, the wind to ebb, and take some shots. I'll confess I got wet. But the gear didn't.

I liked this one. The vegetation makes an effective natural frame. There's some nice foreground interest. And the waterfall, shows off some of its major steps.