Natural Bridge

posted on 19th of june, 2009

Natural Bridge is a photographers dream. Founds along a walking track in Springbrook National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland ("The Green behind the Gold") in Queensland, Australia, these falls seem to continue to flow even during extreme drought.

The best time to shoot the waterfall is early in the morning - that way it's possible to have them all to oneself, rather than jostling for tripod position with other tourists.

The waterfall is not the only point of interest in the cave. Glow worms occur here naturally, although sadly their number is falling. When too exposed to too much light, such as a camera flash, a chemical reaction occurs within the glow worm causing it to basically burn to death. Unfortunately too many tourists don't heed the warnings and they are slowly disappearing. As they don't move around much it's quite possible to get bonus shots of them using long exposures and the tripod while it's set up for the waterfall.

In order to get this photo I left home at 3:30am and drove nonstop arriving just before sunrise. Slipping and sliding down the wet rainforest path was all worthwhile to find myself alone with this lovely scene. I highly recommend the effort to anyone living close enough to experience the same.

Comments (6)

Comment by Darrenhargreaves on January 16, 2017

Very nice piece indeed, in fact I read this and then was drawn to the rest of the site and became a member

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Comment by Jeffbridge on September 16, 2011

I love your work 'Natural Bridge'... early mornings are the best!

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Comment by Hlehnerer on June 19, 2009

Beautiful! Nice work!

Comment by Mani33 on June 19, 2009

Nice work! Good luck with it.
Cheers :)

Comment by Marilyngould on June 19, 2009

Megan, again your hard work and dedication have proven rewarding!

Comment by Rangpl on June 19, 2009

Wow.. 3:30 You say... i'll have to search for that hour at my clock.
Found it, i get to bed mostly at that time.
Great photo and the attitude:)

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