Photo of the Week – Springbrook

We headed up to Springbrook this weekend to do the Warrie Circuit. Despite having the walk planned for a few weeks it turned out to be perfect timing being the day after a huge dump of rain. More photos and a trip report will be incoming soon. In the mean-time here is a shot I took on Saturday evening at sunset looking towards Lamington N.P.

A bit of technical info on the photo for anyone interested:

To achieve an aesthetically pleasing “sun-burst” like this use a smaller (higher number) aperture on your camera. The downside is that very small apertures lead to an overall less sharp image. To counter this I took two shots here. One at f22 for the sun, and a second at f8 for the rest of the image.

After processing them both similarly in Lightroom it was a fairly simple matter to load them both up as layers on Photoshop and erase out the sun from the f8 shot. Thanks for looking. Comments, questions and constructive criticism are always welcome. High and Wide: Landscape &emdash; Springbrook Sunset

Edit: This image is now available for purchase as a canvas or beautiful acrylic facemount print. Click through the image above to see size and pricing options.

7 thoughts on “Photo of the Week – Springbrook

  1. Beautiful picture! So glad you got to check out the Warrie Circuit! It sounds like your experience was different to ours though as when we went there it was uncharacteristically hot and dry. Most creeks were dry so we didn’t need to do any boulder hopping. I can imagine it would be magnificent after rain, especially the falls and the Meeting of the Waters! I’m looking forward to seeing your pictures. I expect the heavy rain transformed the place!

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    • Thanks Jane. It was just stunning. Maree was counting the waterfalls and got up to 18 I think. This was big ones too. Didn’t count the countless smaller cascades. It would definitely be worth a return trip if you had time.

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  2. Cameron, this one has both blown me away and mesmerized me! I love photos of natural settings with very vibrant colours – this ticks all the boxes. Thank you for including the technical details. I hope that one day I’ll be able to make time to learn how to use my camera properly AND edit photos like this – at the moment I can’t even finish posts regularly, so I’ll just keep admiring yours in the meantime. 🙂

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  3. G’day there, Cameron

    I browse your site occasionally to remind me of my old stomping ground around Brisbane fifty years ago. This Springbrook shot reminds me of the style favoured by Trey Ratcliff on Stuck in Customs with the enhanced dynamic range and saturation.

    It is a nice artistic interpretation beyond the literal scene and good progress in your work. May I suggest an outstanding photography blog I recently came across that is the best tutorial on equipment, technique, science, art and business I have ever come across. It is Ming Thei Photographer and may be of interest.

    Cheers, Ted Cais


    • Hi Ted

      I must say, I’m more than a little chuffed (and a bit nervous) to have such a well known adventurer from these parts having the odd browse through. I’ve very much enjoyed looking through your shots that you’ve posted on the bushwalking and Qurank forums over the years.

      Thanks for the thoughtful comment. I’ll check out both of those names.


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