Our backyard creek

We made the trek up the backyard through the weeds to check out our creek.

It's a seasonal creek and doesn't run for most of the year, but it's sure running well now.

Our creek eventually feeds into Cedar Creek.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 14th April 2009, This photo: 11:55am


  • Simon Diete said:
    Wow that's some backyard!
    Beautiful shot David :-)
  • Ross_M said:
    Nice work david. Did you use an ND filter?
  • David de Groot said:
    It is indeed :) tis great when it's running like this.
    Just a circular polariser Ross. Still quite cloudy out here today.
  • mitchell burns said:
    man i would love to live were you r , it looks so lush... dose your house back onto the rainforest..?
  • Jennifer Renee said:
    lucky you to have that so close to you!
  • David de Groot said:
    Pretty much - open wet eucalypt forest on most of the block, a bit of rainforest along the creek. Proper rainforest down by Cedar Creek.
    Yep yep Yep :)
  • mitchell burns said:
    yes you r lucky. :)
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Wicked mate, love this, how classic its in your yard!
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    Very nice David - I would have been trying to pull the dead leaves away from the pic - but that wouldn't be natural LOL.
    I'm down in Katoomba now and must check out some of your Exif data before I seriously attempt to do any waterfall pics. Yours are always stunning!
  • Out_and_About said:
    One day I'm going to have to come and take some photos myself. This is a great shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    Oooh Katoomba is a lovely part of the world, make sure you swing past Leura Cascades :)
    I did pull some dead leaves away from another shot I took after this one ;-)
    Indeed, cool eh ?
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Michelle. Definitely worth a trip out this way. We've got creeks, birds, more bugs than you can poke a stick at, rainforest, etc... :)
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
  • beaumitchell said:
    I'd love to have this in my backyard... If I had a backyard... :p
    Great image, David.
  • David de Groot said:
    It's what sold us on the block ;-)
  • looby88 said:
    I love your garden/bush/backyard, you can keep your creepy crawlies though, all that backyard loveliness has got to be home to all manner of crawlies too ! Bugs are okay, its the spiders/snakes.... urgh !
    We have seen a house we want to buy, okay its only half an acre, but it has a natural spring in the garden, heres hoping we get it, we have a 1/3 of an acre at the moment, nothing like your 8 or so !
    The most we have had is an acre... but then this is the crowded UK after all, we tend to buy a garden that happens to have a house on it !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Well yes we did have to cut down a spider web with the machete to get to the creek...
    We've only got 6 acres actually :P 1/2 acre wouldn't be a bad size residential block though.
  • looby88 said:
    I am confusing you with my uncle ! He has 8 acres of bush/yard in NSW,
    1/2 an acre is very good for a residential plot here ! Lets hope we get it !
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, here's hoping!
  • SkattyKat said:
    Beautiful David
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Lovely shot David!
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Oh fantastic David, one of your best creek shots. And just up the back too, incredible.
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Love the title and love the shot Dave! Those whirlpools look swell!
    P.S Looking at the other photos seems like a great time to PP some images getting flooded in like that!
  • mitchell burns said:
    hey david, i was just wondering if u had a unedited copy of this.. i just wanted to c what it looked like b4 editing
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kat :)
    and you too Cecily :)
    Bit of a difference from when you were here eh ?
    That's true - probably should have done that ;-)
    Yeah sure Mitch, although I didn't really do much to it:
  • mitchell burns said:
    cheers..when using your nd400 filter do u have to do abit of editing to it to get it right.. i find i have to..?
  • David de Groot said:
    This shot was just a polariser, but generally, I do WB, straighten, and maybe a slight vibrance and clarity adjustment, and that's about it.
  • mitchell burns said:
    ah ok.. thanks when i think about it all i done to mine was change the temp, change exposure, clarity, sharpen, noise reduction...lol.. ah well..
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, all simple tweaks that take less than 5 secs total in Lightroom ;-)
  • hari_kr said:
    brilliant shot ...... nice work....
    Seen on your photo stream. (?²ˣ)