Natural Arch

Blatently borrowed Mel's composition for this one.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 20th February 2010, This photo: 12:48pm

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  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    yeah saw this one. did you use ND400 as well?
  • David de Groot said:
    ND400 and a Polariser - essentially 10 stops of light loss.
  • estebandalico said:
    wow.. fantastic
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Yeah, so did I .... I'll look at it some time... nice one mate.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    niiiice :D
  • beluga 7 said:
    wonderful work ........... what a nice scene
  • Grauniad2 said:
    Funny! 58sec in the middle of the day! Weren't you worried the foliage would move? Nice shot though.
  • Panorama Paul said:
    You know what they say... imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I haven't seen Mel's version of this... but I seriously do like this one!
  • Jesse4870 said:
    How do you get away with nearly a minute in the middle of the day without it blowing out! Great shot.
  • Clarky the Lion said:
    beautiful shot David, i've not seen this composition before, nice change and beautiful colours.
  • maasha said:
    No jumping-though-the-hole photos?
  • evankok said:
    Definately one of the best i've seen from this spot! A stunner!
  • teejaybee said:
    Blatantly? Nicely done all the same :)
    hehe my mate has jumped through that hole hundreds of times, often after collecting mushrooms at the border ranges ;) Was a hit with the ladies, back in the day :P
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Well it was there for the shooting, and I made sure Mel got hers posted first.
    Thanks :)
    'tis a pretty spot, even if well visited by tourists (including on this day which was threatening rain).
    There wasn't much in the way of breeze at the time Rodney. A lot of these deep valley falls have very little in the way of wind.
    Thanks Paul. This was taken from one of the supplied viewing areas, so it's not exactly a unique view, but I guess one that's not as popular (online) as the view inside the cave.
    Judicious use of neutral density filters to cut the amount of light entering the lens. :)
    Thanks - I think just about everyone that visits this natural attraction has seen this view, but presumably few take the effort to photograph it.
    They've closed off the area for swimming now. Apparently there's danger of the embankments subsiding, and too many people (teens and young adults) were leaving rubbish and damaging the environment.
    Thanks :-) I can't claim responsibility for the composition, as Mel saw (and shot) it first though.
    Whereas now you're likely to get hit with a fine if the rangers see you doing that. :-/
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Lovely comp too!! I like how I'm catching a sneaking glance at the waterfall ;)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Matt :)
  • CreativeDirections said:
    nice place, well captured.
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Beautiful shot Dave. The scene just pops!
  • SkattyKat said:
    yes very noice David !!
    love the fresh colours they just pop
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    'tis a lovely spot in a great part of the world. :)
    Thanks Kath :) Nice relatively easy walk too, about 500m in.
  • dtmateojr said:
    very nice shot indeed. the lines, the textures.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • aaardvaark said:
    The framing might be borrowed, but the shot is still the best I've seen of this feature. Beautiful interpretation. I'm guessing the polariser was not to increase time but to reduce reflections?
  • David de Groot said:
    Yes, that's it exactly. I tend to use a polariser with water shots to help remove unwanted reflections. It's a bit difficult with the ND400 though, since the polariser eats another 1.5-2.5 stops of light, and stacked full size filters tend to vignette a bit at the widest setting of the lens (thus this one is zoomed in a couple of mm).
  • twenty90seven said:
    really sharp and crisp photo!
  • David de Groot said:
  • tkcrash123 said:
    Beautiful, Loverrrlyyyyyyy
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • Spring Noel said:
    Wow, this place seems magical!
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed it is :) I need to get back there at night at some stage in order to see the glow worms.
  • jodyb28 said:
    Great light and composition
    Beautiful work
  • David de Groot said:
  • Photog4Life said:
    Beautiful !
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • nosamk said:
    absolutely gorgeous shot!!
  • David de Groot said:
    'tis a pretty spot :)
  • traceyjohns said:
    Beautiful shot
  • daniela312 said:
    wow..... che spettacolo!!!!!!!!
  • CYZT said:
    Exceptional Shot! Well done!