Looking differently at Millaa Millaa Falls

By |2014-08-16T12:15:48+00:00Jun 5th, 2014|
We had some rather Portland-esque weather up in the Atherton Tablelands yesterday, but that didn’t keep us from hitting the waterfall circuit that can be found there. In some ways, the circuit very much reminded me of the one found along the Columbia River Gorge’s scenic highway. The first fall we visited was Millaa Milla falls – a tall and regal waterfall cascading down about 60 feet (18.3 meters) into a placid swimming hole.

To be honest, despite its beauty, I found myself trying to focus on capturing small details to showcase this waterfall rather than just fitting it all in one frame. I used my Sony A7r and Sony 70-200/4 to focus tightly on the top right crest of the fall because I liked how the foliage flanked the water – nature framing nature. I then transferred the photo over to my iPad Air and edited it in Snapseed and VSCO and then shared it here. Viola!


  1. very nice

  2. John VanRoekel June 5, 2014 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    I really like the way that the cliff-face and the trees fade together, making it look like the water is pouring out of the branches.

  3. Mark Esguerra June 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Pretty dang cool +Brian Matiash. How are you liking that 70-200 so far?

  4. Rae Allen June 5, 2014 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    As the locals say "If it's not drizzling in Millaa Millaa its about to. "

  5. Amy Heiden June 5, 2014 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Love the processing and crop on this one. Gorgeous!

  6. George Fletcher June 5, 2014 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Wonderful! I too love the processing!

  7. Linda J June 6, 2014 at 3:48 am - Reply

    Excellent!! Very nice work!!

  8. Todd Sipes June 6, 2014 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Picture…YES…Object…Light…Graphics…Atmosphere…) + COMPOSITION…

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