Going with the flow

posted on 16th of june, 2009

Sometimes light has its own ideas and abandoning preconceived ideas of a trip can have a big pay off.

A few weeks ago I headed over to North Stradbroke Island (Straddie) with a tent and my camera gear. The idea was to shoot star trails over the weekend of the new moon. The skies had other things in store for me.

On the ferry over clouds started appearing. By the time I'd caught the bus from the ferry terminal at Dunwich over to Point Lookout the heavens had opened up - I didn't even have a raincoat!

After a slippery walk down to Deadman's Beach I located a spot on the dunes with trees for cover. My star trail idea was looking bleak, but at least in the breaks between rain the sun was lighting up the clouds in some pretty surreal colours.

I got up a number of times that...

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Posted by Amyemilia on June 18, 2009
Persistence pays off, and you got a beautiful shot!
Posted by EmeraldUmbrellaStudio on June 17, 2009
great shot and great sky
Posted by Marilyngould on June 17, 2009
All it takes is that one special photo that makes all the discomfort worthwhile! You certainly captured a splendid shot, well done!

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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...

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Posted 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

Bridging Loans
Posted by Jeffbridge on September 16, 2011
I love your work 'Natural Bridge'... early mornings are the best!

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Posted by Hlehnerer on June 19, 2009
Beautiful! Nice work!

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