Natural Bridge, Springbrook

This formation used to be a popular swimming area in years gone by. The National Parks and Wildlife service have since fenced off the waterway and placed signs prohibiting entry to the water as, well, humans are somewhat distructive.

I took some students out here yesterday and we went through shooting HDR Panoramas as the massive difference in light levels makes a normal single exposure pretty much impossible on today's digital cameras.

So for the technically inclined, this is the result of 25 images, each section of the pano merged to HDR first in LR CC, then the resultant 5 images stitched in AutoPano Giga. A little more "candied" than my usual taste, but an interesting experiment.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 18th July 2015, This photo: 10:52am


  • eddbolton said:
    really nice picture, i especially like the difference in light colour between the waterfall and cave entrance.
  • aaardvaark said:
    Fantastic, a great technical and artistic result. Candied as you say, but effective. Pls disregard previous query about HDR method, I didn't even know that LR did HDR, will have to study it.
    Do you have an explanation why the colour/white point is so different between the waterfall hole and the outside to the right?
  • David de Groot said:
    I think the hole in the rock for the waterfall as shaded.