Carrington Falls is in Jamberoo, inside Budderoo National Park , it drops about 50 metres into the a gorge into Kangaroo Valley. This photo here was taken from a look out just off the main road as I drove back home from a morning chase of sunrise photographys—which can seen here: Gravel Loader, Bass Point Reserve, Shellharbour and Lake Tuggerah. This photo was a bonus in my collection of landscape. It was by accident that I ended up here—I saw the Carrington falls look out and thought I’d go and have a quick look.
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After doing an online search, it appears I missed out on few more landscape photograph opportunities. There are accessible walks that will take you to the look out and it’s even disabled friendly! This walk takes around 30 minutes return and if you park from the lower car park, you’ll get to a Nellies Glen picnic area, another 50 metres walk will get you to a nice natural pool.
There are accessible walks that will take you to the look out and it’s even disabled friendly! This walk takes around 30 minutes return and if you park from the lower car park, you’ll get to a Nellies Glen picnic area, another 50 metres walk will get you to a nice natural pool.
When I did my photo-op run, it was already past 8am. I stumbled on this site accidentally and I really didn’t know where I was going then. I was merely looking for a place where I could get some landscape with some form of water feature on it. I’m glad I found this place.
I was on this location for a mere one hour, mainly to take landscape photograph. I would say people who are in the hunt for waterfalls would enjoy this. This is not exactly a tourist spot. There are no food outlets, therefore if you are going on a picnic, bring your own food. I would’nt mind going there again though and take a closer look.
How to get there
I am from Sydney. As a Sydney photographer driving to Carrington falls—I took; Jamberoo Mountain Road from Robertson or Jamberoo, then turned onto Cloonty Road. From there you’ll see a Carrington Falls sign and follow for about 2km. There’s a look out and there’s also a picnic area.
The walk starts from the northern car park off Jamberoo Mountain Road, it is about 18 kilometres west of Jamberoo Post Office if you know where that is, I don’t. But along the main road, there is a sign post that tells you where Carrington Falls is, that’s how I got there—follow tourist drive nine from Kiama. Maps and walking guides are available from the Kiama Visitor’s Guide.
Creating this image
When I took this photo it was past 8am—needless to say, the sun was trully up! Since, I am familiar with photoshop and HDR, I took a series of photos. My camera can take 3 consecutive shots from the dark tonal range to the bright tonal range. Here, I’ll have a dynamic tonal range to play with in photoshop and transform this image into an HDR.
When I create HDR images, I tend to do them in photoshop and do it manually. It’s more like a photo montage from a series of different photographys. The reason I do them this way is because I find the off the shelf softwares tend to make the image look surreal—also perhaps because, I don’t play around with the settings enough that I can’t get the right combination. For me, doing it manually by using the erase tool works more efficiently.