Why I selected this photo
This was my first long distance trip after COVID and the scene was just so absolutely beautiful – almost stereotypically beautiful. It felt good to know that places like this actually still exist on earth.
A one sentence description
First of the Tamarin Falls in Mauritius with an actual swimming pond.
How I would describe the style
Realistic light and tones to not mess with the natural beauty.
When & where was this taken
This was taken in October 2022 on Mauritius island next to the Tamarin waterfalls.
Who was with me when I took the photo
My girlfriend was with me and we both took a swim after this shot.
What equipment did I use
This was shot with my Canon EOSR and the RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM.
What drew me to take this photo
We were hiking for maybe 45min through the bushes that almost felt like a jungle to me when we saw the waterfall for the first time from right underneath it with the pond. It felt so surreal and beautiful that I just had to take the shot.
How many attempts did it take me
For this shot probably 5-10 attempts. I really wanted to have the waterfall and the pond on one picture and had to experiment a little with the right perspective.
How did I edit this photo
Not so much editing, I mainly had to pull back the highlights in the sky to make the composition complete.
What I learned in the process of making this photo
That stereotypical beauty like this exists and that ponds of waterfalls are not only very slippery but also rather cold.