Overnight at Fig Tree Point

High and Wide: Fig Tree Point &emdash; Sunset Glow at Fig Tree Point

It’s late January in South-East Queensland and summer is really starting to kick into gear. What better time to go for a walk in the hot, steamy wetlands of the Cooloola Recreation Area…. Right?!

With our time left in Queensland very quickly ticking away (we are moving to Tasmania in March), Maree and I have been forced to stop being picky about the weather in order to give ourselves the best chance of finishing off our tick-list of local adventures before we go. So with this mantra in mind, and despite the poor forecast of hot and stormy weather, we hit the road as soon as work finished for the week and headed North. Continue reading

Photo of the Week – Meeting of the Waters

This weeks shot was taken on the same weekend as the previous one up at Springbrook. Maree and I completed the Warrie Circuit which had been on our list since doing the Twin Falls Circuit last year.

The waterfalls were stunning. With the large amount of rain that came through the day before they were all pumping.

This shot is of Meeting of the Waters. A good lunch spot on the circuit and the point where all the water from upstream in the gorge funnels through. The photo is a three shot panorama taken from a rock perched in the middle of the flow. My goal was to capture the power of the water coming through this small gap. Please click through to see the image in a bigger format on Flickr.Meeting of the Waters Upstream

Photo of the Week – Looking Up

After heading down into the Coomera River from Binna Burra, then back up the other side of the valley we reached this amazing stand of Tallowood on the ridge. This one in particular caught my eye. The huge gnarled old fella, past its prime, now uses another tree as a crutch. The smaller ones race each other to fill the void in the canopy it left behind.

Looking Up

Toolona Creek Circuit

High and Wide: Landscape &emdash; Chalahn Falls

Chalahn Falls

Check out the latest issue of the bushwalk.com emag (PDF download). Tom and myself have contributed a few articles including this one on the Toolona Creek Circuit at Lamington N.P. that we did back in January.

Excited to see some of our articles with some nice layout applied and published alongside some well known writers and organisations.

You can also check out the full gallery of higher res images from the walk here. Some images (such as the Chalahn Falls shot above) are available for purchase as prints in the landscape gallery.

High and Wide: Toolona Creek - Jan 2015 &emdash; Lush

Lush

 

Photo of the Week – Northbrook Gorge Tranquility

Well, it’s been a few weeks since I posted a photo of the week so here’s one from Northbrook Gorge in the D’Aguilar N.P. near Brisbane. I had this shot in mind from the moment we arrived at the gorge. However, it was a popular day in the creek so I had to wait until the swimmers all decided it was too late and headed back down the creek.

A circular polariser was used to cut reflections in the water and accent the colour of the rocks. High and Wide: Landscape &emdash; Northbrook GorgeThis image is a new addition to my landscape portfolio. This means you can purchase it as a print by clicking on the image itself and looking for the buy prompts.

I’ve recently refined my price lists and found an excellent supplier for very high quality canvas and acrylic prints. Let me know if you have any questions.

Modern-day Dragons

As an entomologist and insect photographer, I am constantly amazed and bewildered by the diversity and adaptability of our six-legged friends. My goal here is to share some of my interest with those of you reading, and hopefully improve your overall perception of insects. So for my first insect-focused article on High and Wide, I thought I’d introduce you to one of my favourites – the dragonfly.

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A happy dragonfly

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Visioning the Outdoors

I’m very excited to have two of my photos listed as finalists in the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF) – Visioning the Outdoors photo competition.

From here it is a “Like” fest so I would appreciate any votes on my two images (found in the fourth row). http://www.visioningtheoutdoors.com/peoples-choice/peoples-choice-photo/ Thanks.

The images shortlisted are:

Knut cutting loose on Impulse (24) at Frog Buttress

Enjoying the view. Tom at Toolona Falls, Lamington N.P.