Cedar Creek Falls

Mt Tamborine (not my local Cedar Creek).

Still not particularly happy with this one, but given the conditions, it turned out "ok".

View all photos taken: Saturday, 22nd May 2010, This photo: 6:54am


  • Ganga108 said:
    Great photo, thank you for sharing.
    Seen in the group"Australian Photographers!!!" ( ?² )
  • Xenedis said:
    It looks like you had unpleasant, contrasty light there. Good detail in spite of it.
  • Phil Rettke Photography said:
    Nice Dave the best I have seen so far from the meet. Quite like the composition.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Yeah, no cloud, very very open. Had to work this one a fair bit to get it half-way decent.
    Thanks Phil. 'twas a tough spot to shoot under those conditions, and definitely not the usual type of waterfall I'd go for (far too much rock, not enough greenery).
  • Jesse4870 said:
    Very nice David, nothing is blown out.
  • Adam Randell said:
    Excellent light control David!! Love the rock detail mate.
  • David de Groot said:
    Bit of fiddling to get it like that too. I actually manually blended in the sky from another frame shot at the same time as there just wasn't any other way to achieve it.
    Thanks Adam!
  • pohuman said:
    Wonderful shot! Beautiful place!!
  • Cobra_11 said:
    It turned out great! You even managed to catch a little reflection of the waterfall in the water below.. Great job!
  • ❥ Đel Ŝђekasţĕ ~ said:
    Amazing view !
  • David de Groot said:
    It's not a bad spot, although not my usual fare for waterfalls.
    Thanks - yeah the polariser doesn't get rid of all the reflections, but that's good, as the waterfall reflection survived :)
  • dtmateojr said:
    Nice exposure on the sky. Did you use a filter for this?
  • David de Groot said:
    No this is two exposures manually blended in photoshop.
  • looby88 said:
    hmmmm, I'm not sure I like it, you know me I usually say what I think, and you are always generous and take it on the chin. I didnt see the original though so this might be wonderful, some - no most of my photos are not good, but I always think any photo is better than no photo at all.
    I'm sure you tried it in B+W as well
    I like the sky, love the water and waterfall, the rocks are odd,shame it didnt turn out as a good place/conditions for you.
    delete after reading and dont talk to me for awhile.... : l
  • David de Groot said:
    haha yeah the rocks are, well, rocky and there were a lot of them. I had to boost the contrast to make them even passingly interesting really. When you're there, it's basically a large expanse of grey rock with lichens on it, and some water down the middle.
  • looby88 said:
    Ah, I had deleted my comment as I didnt think I had been very nice to you !! Well not you personally ! I came back for another look to see if I liked it , and no I still dont !!
    You are a very sweet man, even though you do have a beard !!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    That's 'cause it sometimes gets honey or sugar on it (the beard that is) :P
  • looby88 said:
    Hmmm, and what does Lea think about that- I would so like to know, I expect you can collect all manner of things in that beard, cake crumbs, bits of cereal, the odd pea, very handy for midnight feasts...
    : D
  • leadegroot said:
    oh, Lea is well known for approving of Dave's beard :)
    It does need the odd prune though!
  • David de Groot said:
    While prunes can be sticky, I don't think I've ever caught one in my beard :P
  • leadegroot said:
    custard and prunes are unrelated, right? Because I'm sure I saw some custard there after dinner tonight...
  • looby88 said:
    LOL !!! and more LOL, what are you two like, thanks for the big laugh : )
    nutty as fruitcakes, and I expect that gets in there too....
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh, well, it's good to keep some for Ron as most bearded ones know. ;-)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    I really like this - it's a tricky spot to photograph!
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/42495072@N00] It sure is!