Layers of Veils

Buderim Forest Park,



Further downstream of the main falls is this little layered waterfall, shot here using the upside down mount on my tripod.

Colour version

View all photos taken: Sunday, 4th November 2007, This photo: 9:43am

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  • James Ottaway said:
    It's an interesting perspective mounting it upside down. What tripod is it David?
  • -Bennie- said:
    nice one dave... lovely area buderim forest park. nicely framed.
  • ronnietan said:
    very nice, as usual

    when you mount it upside down, how do you 'aim' without getting down on all fours in the water?
  • David de Groot said:
    A relatively cheap one ;-) It's a Velbon Sherpa 450R. Holds roughly 3.5 to 5kg and the head can be mounted on the bottom of the centre shaft allowing you to get the camera right down to ground level (albeit upside down). Eventually I'll replace it with something even more flexible, but it does the job quite well for the time being.

    I'm not overly happy with any of the shots from today actually, but at least I now know where this location is, and how long it takes to get there. I can sense another visit after rain will be on the cards at some stage, preferably very early in the morning or around dusk, maybe with some additional lighting.
  • David de Groot said:
    Well it depends on where I setup. Quite often it's impossible to see through the viewfinder, so you just point the camera in the general direction and then take a shot. Check on the LCD screen, re-aim, shoot, repeat... Often with the ultra-wide angle lens, it's not really much of an issue :)
  • -Bennie- said:
    Great to have some locations on mind for the next shot dave and particularly with the 'right' light!

    Personall, I did find the photo slightly over-exposed in the middle, the whites seem to blow the picture out a little too much.

    would love to see you shoot this photo again mate!
  • David de Groot said:
    That's probably an artefact of the b&w process actually. The colour one isn't so stark, but then slow water tends to go white fairly quickly anyway.
  • -Bennie- said:
    can you post the colour one dave??? :-)

    Out of interest, which way will the sunlight hit the falls in the morning? hopefully from the left!
  • David de Groot said:
    Pretty much directly behind the main falls if the sun position this morning was anything to go by. (I forgot to check the compass while there).

    I'm thinking an appropriately lit dark shot would be interesting... however, getting the lighting right may take a bit of mucking about.
  • flash of light said:
    Pretty name. Is that yours, or the real name? I would like to revisit the waterfalls I shot recently, after a bit of a deluge, but then you have to contend with a lot of mist and spray, so not sure if you can get so up close:-( I'm sure that the added drama would compensate though.
  • ronnietan said:
    im assuming focusing on what you want is also a bit of an experiment.

    anyways, seeing the colour would also be good. but b&w does hide some stuff in an not so perfect shot sometimes which may be the reason why you want to do it.

    in regards to the blown out water, i think it might be the high contrast. in black and white, detail is sometimes lost in the darker bits, which make s the whole think seem darker. but i personally like it how it is.

    i gotta go out and find some waterfalls myself in melbourne when my exams are over :D yours shots really make me want to get out there are try new things!
  • Misteriddles said:
    I was close by yesterday - on Bribie.
  • David de Groot said:
    I made that name up as I was hunting around to call it something other than "Buderim Falls - 2" (or something equally un-inventive).
    I hear you on the spray issue, there was some of that yesterday too. I think the larger falls after rain would be ok, since I can't get that close to it anyway.

    The colour shot was a bit "brown", which is the main reason for the conversion.

    Thanks Iain :) I almost turned off onto the Bribie exit on the way home, but we were getting hungry (esp. the children) and lunch awaited us at home.
  • James Ottaway said:
    I hear you on that one. Once my exams are over I'm going exploring. Springbrook, the Natural Arch and a bushwalk up on Mt. Glorious or Mt. Nebo are on my to-do list up here in Queensland.
  • David de Groot said:
    I live quite close to Mt Glorious (well in a straight line anyway). Let me know when you plan to head up this way and I might be able to tag along :)
  • pertelote1 said:
    Both versions are beautiful but the B&W has an intensity that the colour just cannot match.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Lisa. :)