Monochrome Madness – The lower cacades at Taggerty

I spent a lovely day out last week driving along Lady Talbot Drive near Marysville. It has been quite a few years since I have been there and it was nice to get back.

About 8 or 9 years ago my friend Suzzanna and I used to go that way a lot. It is a rainforest and there are often lots of fungi to photograph. Plus there are also some waterfalls. I can’t remember how many times we went. The only thing that often stopped us was that they closed the road during winter. After the fires that went through there in 2009 meant that it was easier for trees to fall across the road, especially in the wet of winter.

There are quite a few waterfalls along there and we had thought to see them all. I have seen most of them from years ago. We thought it would be good to see if we could visit each one. Unfortunately, Phantom Falls was closed during to a problem with the walking bridge to it.

We ended up going to the end of the road, at least as far as we were allowed to go and then we came back a short way to the Taggerty Cascade Falls.

There are two parts to the falls there, the Upper cascade falls and the lower one. I have only ever done the lower one. The one time those years ago that we went to do the upper one we were driving along the road quite a way and then we came across a tree over the road. So no trip to the upper falls.

Last week I was intent on getting to the upper one, but alas we got part way up the track just to find a sign telling us we couldn’t go any further. I will get to see it eventually I’m sure.

The photos I have for you are from Lower Cascade Taggerty Falls. It is really a river that just keeps going down and you see these sorts of falls all along.

Waterfalls make great subjects for monochrome, I hope you agree with me.

Participating in Monochrome Madness

If you would like to participate in this challenge please post photos on your blog and use the tag Monochrome-Madness, as then I can use the reader to see what you post. Also, use the tag mid-week monochrome to catch Bren’s as well.

I’m afraid I don’t use Social Media much anymore, but maybe tag it #monochromemadness for Instagram and I will try and look. That would be brilliant.

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  1. They do make for great monochromes Leanne. I guess it’s too far to hike to the upper falls, have picnic, take a few photos and head back to the car

    1. Thank you Bushboy, I don’t think it is too far, but you can’t get to it. The path has has a sign to say it is closed and it looks like they have destroyed the path beyond it. Sadly.

  2. My first thought would be that waterfalls are more beautiful in color, but I have to admit that they also look great in black and white. Even more than in color they seem to give off light, and that is very special.
    So I totally agree with you Leanne.

    1. I think they are beautiful in both colour and monochrome, but I think the monochrome really lets you focus on the flow of the water more. Just my thoughts. I am glad you agree with me Marc, thank you.

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