Wordless Wednesday

(Tassie Trip) Day 7 – Launceston’s Cataract Gorge

October 14, 2015

I was blown away by the beauty of Cataract Gorge, and all only a 15 minute walk from the Launceston city centre!  I hope you enjoy some of the photo’s I took as we walked around and took in this natural wonder.  We didn’t see it all so a return visit is most definitely in order.  As you will see, I really love trees and autumn leaves!

Images at Full Size 2

autumn leaves, cataract gorge, launceston, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/8  Shutter Speed: 1/20s

autumn leaves, cataract gorge, launceston, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/8  Shutter Speed: 1/20s

autumn leaves, tree, cataract gorge, tasmania, launceston
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/1.4  Shutter Speed: 1/125s

hydrangeas, flowers
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/1.4  Shutter Speed: 1/200s

autumn leaves, tree, cataract gorge, launceston, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/8  Shutter Speed: 1/640s

chairlift, cataract gorge, launceston, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/8  Shutter Speed: 1/60s

suspension bridge, cataract gorge, launceston, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/5.6  Shutter Speed: 1/100s

autumn leaves, trees, cataract gorge, launceston, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/1.4  Shutter Speed: 1/2000s

wallaby, cataract gorge, launceston, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 105mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/2.8  Shutter Speed: 1/250s

autumn leaves, trees, cataract gorge, launceston, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 105mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/8  Shutter Speed: 1/60s

trees, leaves, cataract gorge, launceston, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 105mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/8  Shutter Speed: 1/80s

autumn leaves, trees, cataract gorge, launceston, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/8  Shutter Speed: 1/40s

autumn leaves, trees, cataract gorge, launceston, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/13s

NOW FOR SOME PHONE PICS

cataract gorge, tasmania, launceston

cataract gorge, tasmania, launceston

You can see me standing on the suspension bridge in the shadow

cataract gorge, launceston, tasmania

For the next Tassie Trip post we leave Launceston and make our way to Stanley!

Here’s where you can catch up on our Tassie trip so far:  Day 1 – Hobart, Day 2 – MONA – Hobart, Day 3 – Richmond, Day 4 – Port Arthur, Day 5 – Bicheno, Day 5 – Wineglass Bay, Day 5 – Sleepy Bay, Day 5 – Cape Tourville, Day 5 – St Mary’s, Day 6 – Bay of Fires: Binalong Bay, Day 6 – Bay of Fires: The Gardens, Day 6 – Pyengana Cows, Day 6 – St Columba Falls, Day 7 – Launceston – where we Stayed, and Day 7 – City of Launceston!

Ciao for now,

Min-Signature

Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys and Steph’s Joy for #WordlessWednesday
and with My Brown Paper Packages for #WednesdayWanderlust

 

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  • PatrickC October 14, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Min, I always look forward to your photos of your Tasmanian adventure.

    As usual these are fantastic. Photo 2 and photo 10 focus on single leaf or leaves in sharp focus and I really like that aspect of your style and skill. I really like photo 7 which has the suspension bridge capturing the eye and perfectly framed and having its mirror image in the water. That’s an excellent photo. The way that you have beautifully captured the golden browns and yellows and shades of autumn in photos 8, 9 11 and 12 are wonderful. I think that you could make a large farmable collage with these photos. The last photo that is a montage of three phone photos is a lovely summation of your day at Cataract Gorge.

    However the photo that is my favourite is the second one. That tree trunk is in such relief and you can see all the different knots and flows of the wood. In this photo I see lots of faces and “gargoyles” and I feel like its one of the trees that came alive in the old show H.R. Puff and Stuff. It also makes me think back to Enid Blyton’s “Far Away Tree”. This could be that Far Away Tree.

    Thanks for sharing your art with us once more.

    Ciao,

    Patrick

    • Min October 14, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      Patrick, I always look forward to your comments on my photography based posts because you pay so much attention to detail and provide some great feedback. It’s always interesting to know which one you like the best and though you said the second one, I think you must mean the third one because you refer to the tree trunk. You’ve brought back some memories for me when you said the tree trunk reminded you of the trees that used to come to life in the old show H.R. Puff and Stuff. I used to love that show when I was a kid. As for Enid Blyton well she was the reason I fell in love with reading and The Faraway Tree series and Hollow Tree House were favourite books of mine. Thanks again for such a thoughtful comment! 🙂

  • Lyndall October 14, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Lovely pics of Cataract Gorge Min. How did you go on the suspension bridge? Did it rock while you were on it? 🙂

    • Min October 14, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks Lyndall! That suspension bridge swayed and bounced when I was on it! I was a bit nervous! 🙂

  • stephanie@stephsjoy October 14, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Gorgeous spot isn’t it Min. Did you like the suspension bridge? Can’t wait to see your Stanley photos!

    • Min October 14, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      It’s beautiful there Steph! I would have liked longer there as there was a lot we didn’t get to see. The suspension bridge was quite bouncy! Oh Stanley was my absolute favourite place in Tassie – what a treasure of a place! 🙂

  • Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages October 14, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Great photo of that little wallaby, lucky he stood still and posed for you. And gorgeous colours in all those leaves too.

    Thanks for linking up #wednesdaywanderlust

    • Min October 15, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks Malinda! Yes what a stroke of good luck with that Wallaby. I didn’t have such good luck with the birdlife – they kept moving so lots of blurry shots! 🙂

  • Bumble Bee Mum October 14, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe such a scenic place exists just 15 min walk from the city? Tasmania really sounds like a lovely place! And I absolutely LOVE autumn leaves too. Unfortunately we don’t get them in Singapore. When would be the best time for autumn leaves in Tasmania?

    • Min October 15, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      It’s incredible isn’t it?! Tasmania is gorgeous! I loved it there. We were there in late April and early May – perfect time for autumn leaves! No you wouldn’t get autumn leaves in Singapore. We don’t get them here in Brisbane either! 🙂 x

  • Kana October 15, 2015 at 2:52 am

    Hi Min! First time here; loving your blog, especially all the gorgeous pictures! I just love when all the leaves change color; fall is definitely here (well, not in L.A where I am, it’s still a good 102 degrees out!) xo

    • Min October 15, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      Kana – welcome to my blog! So nice to have you visit! These photos were taken in late April (Autumn time in Australia). We’re in Spring now until 1 November when it will be summer again. I think the weather in LA would be similar to the weather we get here in Brisbane. 🙂 xo

  • Kathy Marris October 15, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Those Autumn leaves are gorgeous. Thanks for taking us to this lovely place on Wednesday Wanderlust!

    • Min October 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      Thanks Kathy – as a Brisbane girl who doesn’t get to see much of Autumn leaves I was totally captivated by them. They were so beautiful and everywhere in Tassie! 🙂

  • Lauren October 15, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    These pictures are gorgeous! I also love that for beginner photographers like me you included your camera settings 😀 So happy the leaves are finally starting to change colors !!

    • Min October 16, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you Lauren! I started putting camera settings a while back when a reader who was a keen photographer asked if I could. It’s no problem at all so I’ll keep doing it. The photo’s were taken in late April / Early May – perfect for the autumn leaves. 🙂

  • Sally@Toddlers on Tour October 17, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Your photographic work has really done justice to the stunning scenery Min – they look sensational.

    • Min October 19, 2015 at 10:05 am

      Oh thanks so much Sally – such a lovely thing to say! 🙂