Curtis Falls

Took a trip down to Mt Tamborine on Sunday and shot the Curtis Falls as I'd not been to this one before.

Pretty spot, but difficult to get a good composition from the official lookout...

View all photos taken: Saturday, 22nd May 2010, This photo: 9:22am

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  • christographyy said:
    nice shot.
    really want to explore gold coast hinterland area
  • David de Groot said:
    Lots to see in that area. :)
  • maasha said:
  • David de Groot said:
    That log is now spun right around to face the same direction as the stream, and it's moved down out of the pond. As you can see there's now a rock in the middle of the pond. Mind you, they had a HUGE amount of water through here in Feb. There's a picture at the cafe at the top, showing water flowing down the street.
  • Richard.Fisher said:
    Great shot David.
  • Cobra_11 said:
    Excellent! I love the smaragd-green water. And again there is the lovely reflection of the waterfall :) Great shot!
  • Adam Randell said:
    Excellent light & colour here David!!
    Another beautiful piece of SEQ that I'm yet to see.
    Nice work!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Richard :)
    Quite a pretty little spot, bit messy in places with branches that have washed down and got stuck, but I managed to avoid most of them.
    Well now you've seen it ;-) Seriously though, one of the easiest waterfalls to get to so far.
  • Reedy Photography (michaelglenreed) said:
    Great stuff mate. Love the green water and reflection from the fall!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Reedy. Yeah the water was quite bluey-green that morning (came out more green than blue on the camera though). Looked quite pretty.
  • evankok said:
    Mate I've seen this photographed quite a few times, and NEVER, NEVER have I seen it shot better then this! Absolutely STUNNING mate!!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Helps to have a less than strict respect for fences... ;-)
  • Stephen Williams_1983 said:
    great shot. very nice colours, especially that water.
    fantastic composition too
    Seen in Australian Photographers!!! (?)
  • deftone2k said:
    Very nice David i like this a lot :)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    lovely pic :D
  • David de Groot said:
    'tis a pretty spot eh ?
    Thanks :)
  • looby88 said:
    I think you needed to move that big rock on the left , I'm sure you are a big strong man David, easy peasy !!!
  • David de Groot said:
    hahaha see I use children for that. If you stuff enough of them in the cracks, they start to fight, pushing and shoving each other, and as a side benefit, the rock gets moved ;-)
  • looby88 said:
    now theres a use for children that I hadnt thought of, genius !
  • David de Groot said:
    See, not just a furry face!
  • pohuman said:
    Great shot!!
  • looby88 said:
    LOL !!! indeed not, I'm not just a furry face either..... but we wont go there..

    I'm not really furry....
  • rattus1979 said:
    You've done exceptionally well here. I've been there many, many times. Every time I've been there, there has been a massive difference between the light on one side to the other. But then I've never been there in the "golden Hours"
    Without a doubt the best representation of the falls I've seen to date.
  • David de Groot said:
    The sun was just starting to peek in on the right, but I framed so as to avoid it and thus solved that problem :)
  • allan_niels3n said:
    see told you heaps more people would look at yours... well done too btw. A lot more natural than mine!
  • David de Groot said:
    Nah it only looks that way :P
  • deftone2k said:
    I was going to say one thing about waterfall shots is framing without a blown out sky and I think that is another reason why i just like the composition of the shot :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, including the sky is a tough job for waterfalls and usually doesn't add much to the photo.