Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
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Photographing waterfalls

It was a lovely afternoon, and I decided to take my camera and tripod to visit a couple of waterfalls on Mt Wellington. Getting to the first — O’Grady’s Falls — involves a gentle stroll along a wide and easy track, and then has the potential for producing slightly damp feet if taking photos from within the rivulet.

The drop here is about 7 metres, I guess, and the recent lack of rain means it is flowing far less than it does in winter (or, even, on Christmas day three years ago).

I had forgotten that there is sassafras on Mt Wellington and its distinctive serrated leaves were caught in the sunlight filtering into the gully.

The other waterfall that I visited — the approximately 3m high Strickland Falls — involves only a very short walk, but a bit of a rock scramble. Apparently there are some more cascades further upstream, but I didn’t have time to visit this time, so I guess I’ll just have to revisit (what a shame!).

Just for your information, the first photo of the final two shots above was a 10 second exposure, whereas the second photo was only 0.5 seconds.

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