Photo of the Week – Paul and Bridgett

It’s been a while between posts, but over the next few weeks I’ll try and post a few images from my recent outings. This one was something a bit different for me. My good friends Paul and Bridgett recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary. Bridgett contacted me on the sly to help organise a surprise photo shoot for them at one of their favourite spots: Browns Falls.

She wanted to get dressed up in their wedding clothes and have a bit of fun under the falls. In the end the water was too cold, but we still got some great shots and had a fun day out. This is one of my favourites.

Paul & BridgettI also had time for a landscape shot of the falls. Something I’ve wanted another crack at since our last visit. Browns Falls

It really is a gorgeous spot. You can check out my previous post about the “Waterfalls Drive” here. It is a great day out.

Photo of the Week – Poondahra Falls

I’ve been crazy busy with work over the last month, which means I’ve had to resort to using my blogging/photo editing time (between 10 and 2 at night) to actually sleep. I finally had a full day on the photos today and did some more finishing touches on this one of Poondahra Falls at Springbrook N.P.

This shot was another from our walk on the Warrie Circuit and I’m sure benefits from the large amount of water that was flowing.

I’m currently in the process of preparing this as a 40 x 60 inch canvas print for a special customer and am super excited to see the end result.

High and Wide: Landscape &emdash; Poondahra Falls

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Photo of the Week – Blue Sphinx

Another photo from Girraween N.P. this week. We were on our way back from a day climbing and came across this slightly different view of The Sphinx and Turtle Rock.

The sun had already ducked behind the horizon so we were well into blue hour, but there was still some good colour happening in the clouds when we arrived on this rocky slab. I raced down the hill far enough for the iconic rock formations to create a silhouette, then luckily found these cool formations on the ground for some foreground interest.

High and Wide: Landscape &emdash; End of the Day

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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 – 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

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Photo of the Week – Girraween

Girraween keeps dishing out the surprises. We climbed at a crag we hadn’t visited before on Saturday. The routes and rock formations were stunning. I took this shot as the sun was setting. Tom is climbing one more route for the day before bush-bashing our way back to the track in the dark. Another memorable day out. Girra Adventures

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

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.

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Photo of the Week – Week 8

When visiting Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain we spent the afternoon just wandering around taking photos. We were lucky to come across this echidna right on the track that wasn’t phased at all by us taking photos. It just wandered around munching on ants.

I was using a 60mm Leica-R Macro lens so only had manual focus, but it allowed me to get very close and I hoped that if I could nail focus the results would be very sharp.

After watching him/her move around I set myself up where I thought it would move next. I preset focus and got ready. Sure enough, it came straight for me. Pushing its way through the stubborn undergrowth while I snapped as fast as I could.

To my delight this shot caught its eye in focus. I have entered this photo into Australian Geographics ANZANG photo competition which closed last week. Looking at previous years photos the quality is very high, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed and see what the judges think.

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