Our next stop, my hometown of Coffs Harbour and along the way we made a little detour out to Dorrigo National Park. The waterfalls weren’t flowing as much due to little rainfall in the past, but luckily we had overcast conditions, which is perfect for shooting waterfalls as the light is more diffused. One of my favourite filters to use when shooting waterfalls is the Polariser or CPL filter. In fact, I practically never shoot waterfalls without a polariser filter. The polariser filter works by cutting the amount of reflections on wet surfaces and increasing saturation. When photographing waterfalls, polarising filters help reduce the reflections and glare on the wet rocks and foliage.
After a couple of well spent hours shooting Crystal Shower Falls, we headed to Coffs Harbour to host our first meetup at the Jetty. The conditions weren’t the best as a storm had just passed through Coffs Harbour and the light was quite flat at the time, but there were some nice textures in the sand that we all took advantage of adding some interest to the foreground. I used the NiSi 3 Stop ND to increase my shutter speed to capture the movement of the clouds in a long exposure.