Cedar Creek Falls

On an AP meet today I led a group of intrepid photographers up to Cedar Creek Falls.

This is a 3 shot HDR exposure as the sun was unfortunately out while shooting this.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 6th February 2010, This photo: 12:13pm


  • [ Kane ] said:
    Yeah, dam that sun!
  • David de Groot said:
    Annoying thing that it is. Hot, bright, casts hard shadows, what's it good for anyway ? ;-)
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    Still bloody good :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Simon. The water was crystal clear today too, and the top inch or two was quite pleasant (I'm told by those that went in that it was pretty cold under the surface).
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    It usually is all year round but with this heat who cares. Nice mug shot by the way.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Real nice Dave - especially like the water :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    I felt being a new year, it might be time to change the mugshot. This one was taken by a friend in Sydney using my camera and lens.
    I liked the effect a really long exposure has on the water there too. :)
  • Adam Randell said:
    Excellent creek scene.. Very natural HDR.
    You can see how clear that water is in the bottom left.
  • David de Groot said:
    Further out, if you stood in the right spot, you could see rocks on the bottom about 7 ft under, much deeper and it got too hard to see, but I was impressed there was that much visibility.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Oh nice work Dave, I do like the comp on this one.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Matt :)
  • SkattyKat said:
    Dave this is gorgeous
    love the colours (contrasts) & silky water too
  • Simon Diete said:
    Beautiful shot David, your HDR treatment is fantastic.
    Well done :-)
  • jaclyn_teh2000 said:
    Beautiful painting feeling..
  • bradchiplin said:
    This is amazing in large. Great use of subtle HDR.
    Top work mate.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kath :) It's well worth the 40 min walk over rocks to get here.
    Thanks :) HDR isn't something I usually do, but this scene needed it to be able to capture what the human eye does naturally.
    Thanks :)
    Thanks Brad :) Next time you're out this way I'll have to take you up here.