Fine form

The creek is in fine form right at the moment, the water has cleared sufficiently and is flowing well, and today is overcast. What more could you want ? :)

View all photos taken: Saturday, 29th November 2008, This photo: 10:57am


  • accesser said:
    Lovely !, I like your composure a little green up the top is nice but the main subject is the flowing water and the rocks.
    Did you have yourself and the camera in the water the angel makes me thing you must have been down low.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice one David, I really need to come visit this place ;)
  • Jack High said:
    You've certainly taken advantage of the conditions, it's a beautiful shot.
  • Aussie.501 said:
    Again you have captured a brilliant shot!!!!
  • picsbymac said:
    Ah, the creek returns : ) Lovely shot David.
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Beautiful capture David.
  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    very calm subtle colours Dave. where is this?
    [] can i come along?
  • strop_au said:
    This is a wonderful image backed up with clever settings and intelligent composition. Well done !! says David.
  • David de Groot said:
    Ugh! Just got power back after the storm. (2.5 hours of now power makes David a grumpy person)
    Camera on tripod with no extensions. One tripod leg in the water, the other two on the shore. Polariser to cut the reflections, and then compose and shoot :)
    Well after that storm, the water is brown again - should be clear in a day or two.
    Thanks Jack.
    Thanks :)
    It's that time of year again Mel :)
    Thanks !
    Cedar Creek, past Samford on the way to Dayboro. (Or just down the road from home).
    :) Thanks.
  • AlexandraPhotos said:
    Beautiful image. Lovely composition
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Alexandra :) Handy that it's just down the road too.
  • Garry' said:
    Love Cedar your pics you take there. Excellent work again Dave. So, what about using your local knowledge for a guide?
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Ok ok ok... I get the hint... check your email :P
  • batch2008 said:
    I've tried to learn from your shots of Cedar creek, but haven't even come close to what you can do. Beautifully shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    Next time you're taking a trip out this way, drop me a flickrmail and we'll go shoot together. :)
  • Cass n Dan said:
    Your Creek/Waterfall pics r amazing. HOW DO U DO IT? Do tell. I am in love with them. Heheh.
  • Cass n Dan said:
    Dan and i haven't been able to get a good shot of a Waterfall as yet :(.
    What settings/filters do u use? We have been told to buy a ND filter?
    All we have atm is our camera Nikon D90 with a 18-200mm lense , Hoya PRO 1 Circular Polarizor filter, and a Hoya UV Filter.
    Do u need a ND filter for waterfall pics in order to get the milky water look?
    Any advice?
  • David de Groot said:
    No you don't need an ND filter, your polariser is enough if you shoot in the right conditions.
    Firstly, venture out on a day that's heavily overcast, this will drop the light levels sufficiently and also avoids nasty direct sunlight.
    You polariser should cut 1.5 - 2 stops of light, adjust it to remove reflections from the rocks and bring the greens out more.
    Stop down to around f/8 to f/11, iso 100. You should get exposure speeds of around 1 to 2 seconds. Voila! :)
  • Cass n Dan said:
    Thanx for the tips.
    Dan and I went out yesterday and tried our best :) We are quite happy with them.
    We didn't have the overcast day though :( and we found the sun didn't help the pics 2 much. We ended up leaving and went back again at around 5pm - re shot the pics* they came out better*. Hopefully when we go to Springbrook next month for our holiday we can get some more awesome shots...Fingers crossed.
  • David de Groot said:
    You did pretty well really. Yeah, failing an overcast sky, dusk or dawn are good times to shoot.
  • accesser said:
    Do you tinker with white balance at all David for this kind of shot ? I have found cloudy / shade works great for sunrise not to sure what would be best for this kind of work
  • David de Groot said:
    I tend to hit the water with the WB tool in LR. Then maybe tweak it a bit warmer if need be.