Above the Main Falls

Cedar Creek, Queensland, Australia.

Kane, Matt, Lance and Josh came for a creek tour this morning, so we went for an expedition. Kane and Matt accompanied me above the Main Falls until we found this lovely little waterfall.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 4th January 2009, This photo: 8:57am

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  • accesser said:
    Oww nice how far walk is this from the car park at the end of the road, Very pretty.
  • David de Groot said:
    Not too far, maybe a 50-60min walk up the creek.
  • Aussie.501 said:
    A wonderful captured image!
    The color and framing is very good.
  • strop_au said:
    Nice one David. Getting the angle right and trying to come up with a contrasting but interesting foreground in those conditions is tough, but the waterflow here is magnificent and elegantly captured.
    I had a sneak look at Cedar Creek Falls beyond the fence by the car park before the walkway myself when I was coming back from a Jan 1 attempt at Burleigh Heads with Josh. and the water was running strong through there.
    I missed this though- must have been further upstream. The good thing about looking elsewhere other than the main falls and the pools at the bottom was you could include lush, green rainforest support to the waterfall.
    At the main falls (as my 2 images indicate) there was not much to offer in terms of support for the waterfall itself. Hope you guys found some good places for alternative shooting at Cedar Creek Falls. if it is a disaster, Curtis Falls is just down the road.

  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Wrong Cedar Creek David :) This is the one near Samford, NW of Brisbane (and just a short trip down the road from my place).
    The one you refer to, is at Mt Tamborine, many kms south of here, but still a great spot too.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Nice find - beautiful capture. Is this up from the section where there's a mini-gorge and then lots of little waterfalls? I soooo wanted to go beyond that section when I found it but I'd already abandoned my backpack and camera gear further downstream because I had a tricky move to cross the stream. I have a talent for slipping and falling...last time I was out at Cedar Creek I did fall in and it was after the storms and all that rain - it were grossss - proper swamp juice! Fortunately camera didn't land in the water :D
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice one Dave. How did the pano turn out?
    Thanks again for the guided tour.
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    Christine and i were only saying the other day we should come out and see you and do this. We popped out the day for a swim. It was soooo nice. Cool shot by the way.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah much further up than there. Past that gorge is the main swimming hole and falls, then this is past that and to the left on a side creek.
    Camera backpacks are usually splash resistant, so a quick dip should be ok, I always put the camera in the pack while rock hopping, and only bring it out at "safe" locations.
    Pano was ok, nothing spectacular. Might post it after some work. 'twas good to meet up again.
    Feel free :) Pick an overcast day and let me know (weekends only at the moment). I'm always up for a rock scramble. Tours run from between 1 and 3 hours depending on how far you want to go.
  • Ananda Niyogi said:
    serene scene...
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks - 'twas a good place to stop and catch our breath.
  • batch2008 said:
    Nice photo David. You know i'm going to have to try to find this spot now.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    batch2008 Make sure you bring shoes ;)
  • David de Groot said:
    It's somewhat further up the creek than we got that morning. Probably a good 1.2 - 1.4km further up, maybe 50min to 1hr 20min walk.