Buderim Falls

Today's impromptu meet at Buderim Falls was a complete success.

Attended by the family and flickrites Garry, Matt, Josh and local Sunshine Coast lad, Robert.

Good to see lots of water flowing here.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 23rd May 2009, This photo: 11:35am

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  • baar_01 said:
    Very nice Dave.
  • mitchell burns said:
    this is a very nice photo david!, very sharp and crisp.... !! is it still raining there
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Nah, no rain today to speak of ( a total of 6mm from 9am yesterday at home).
  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    i thought this was cedar creek as we were there this morning. nice exposure dave. portrait oriented landscape shots really rocks!
  • Xenedis said:
    Nice composition on that.
    Looks like the sunlight didn't make too much of a PITA of itself.
  • accesser said:
    Very nice indeed David, I looked at your EXIF F11 I see do you chose a Fstop that will give you nice depth of field & stick with it then adjust the shutter to get sufficient light or do you sometimes also have to sacrifice the DOF/Fstop I have been using f16 for most landscape stuff but perhaps I should notch it down a bit to get better exposure
  • David de Groot said:
    Cedar Creek is still fairly brown at the moment, whereas the Buderim Falls were running nice and clear :)
    Yeah the sun didn't show up until later, but even then, it's a fairly sheltered waterfall.
    I generally chose an aperture I want, partly for DoF, partly for a longer exposure, then adjust everything else to suit. For a lot of the shooting today, I actually used Av mode and just rode the EV compensation when required.
  • sjmc1 said:
    beaut pic david did you use the ND400,where at buderim is this im passing there everyday might have to have a look if i get time.
  • Garry' said:
    Very nice Dave...love that palm. Is that the number I said? (546). Thanks for the initiative to set this up....even with REALLY short notice. It was a stunner indeed....this is a great place and today was the day
    BTW - I took the boys up to Wildhorse Mountain and this was very nice too!
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Follow the brown signs to Buderim Forest Park from the middle of town. :)
    Oh, and just a polariser here, no ND filters.
    542 actually, but it's a great Tree Fern :)
    Glad we got several people along, definitely the day for it.
    Yeah Wildhorse looked like it had good potential, but the kidlets were quite tired by then.
  • matt_mcintyre said:
    Stunning image David.
  • Cass n Dan said:
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Great Great Great
  • Andrew Durick said:
    Great shot Dave - I love it!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Matt :)
    Not bad, eh - it's a great location.
    Thanks Andrew - decided really late to do this one today (as in, posted the meet at around 10pm last night), but it was worth it.
  • Mitch Lahey said:
    Great Shot David. 'Greenness' is great in the top half and the water is just like mist, especially the part where I placed the note.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Mitch. There was a fine mist floating around due to the main falls at the back, but yeah, I know what you mean.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Nice work Dave. I really should have gone done a little lower - next time for sure!
  • David de Groot said:
    I had the advantage of having been there before :)
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Great comp there Dave! Didn't get too wet I hope!
  • strop_au said:
    Very nice waterfall image Dave, beautiful.
    I find the place by looking up Harrys Lane in Buderim and that takes me straight to it -at 5am you want clarity in your map reading, lol.
  • SkattyKat said:
    Beautiful shot David, shame I didn't see the posting re meetup, looks like you had a good day !
  • Dylan Toh said:
    seen your stuff on the other forum too
    this fall is a beauty the way you've shot - exposure and shutter speed are perfect
  • David de Groot said:
    Not wet at all Tim. Only rained on the way up on the highway, the rest of the day was dry.
    Thanks David, it's quite amazing that this park is right in the middle of Buderim isn't it ?
    Always another time Kat. Going to the Camera Fair today ?
    Thanks :)
  • SkattyKat said:
    True, True David, but I must say you guys travelling around the countryside does at least give us newbies some ideas for places to tryout in our own time too. (Thank you)
    Unfortunately no for today, have family commitments, will be interested to read / hear about everyone's bargins !
  • David de Groot said:
    I should write a guide on this place, I reckon I have enough photos now.
    As for bargains, not much in the Canon dept. so nothing for me.
  • Adam Randell said:
    Stunning falls, Excellent composition & just in the back of the sunny coast.
    Never been there, just starting to explore my local area around Gympie & finding some pretty good places.
  • David de Groot said:
    Make an effort to really explore the Mary Valley before it disappears behind the dam...
  • AlexandraPhotos said:
    Beautiful image. Just wonderful
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • gato-gato-gato said:
    Nice shot, very well done.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Alexandra :) 'tis a very pretty (but noisy) place.
  • scrabble. said:
    This is such a great image!
  • Grauniad2 said:
    Beautiful image David. Interesting to see the very different perspective from Garry's photo.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Yeah Garry's shot is taken a bit further up the fill from this one. I took some up there too, might post one later.
  • Grauniad2 said:
    Congrats on Explore!
  • looby88 said:
    in my opinion- for what its worth, this is one of your best !
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks for the headsup Rodney :)
    Awww shucks ;-) Thanks Helen. I quite like it too.
  • Indiana Ivy Nature Photographer said:
    Very Nice Photo !
    Seen in Explore
  • David de Groot said:
  • dtmateojr said:
    Love the composition and the very natural colors. The dark background is providing very good contrast with the water.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • jodyb28 said:
    great composition
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks - 'tis a beautiful spot :)