Cedar Creek,



'Peaceful' is available for sale as Prints on Canvas, paper, and framed.

View all photos taken: Monday, 12th November 2007, This photo: 9:10am

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  • Bruce Cooke said:
    A lovely shot David. Is this Cedar Creek near Cooktown?
  • David de Groot said:
    Nope, Cedar Creek near Samford (near Brisbane). I swear, our pioneers had the worst naming sense, there's another Cedar Creek near Tamborine as well!
  • usa.paul said:
    Beautiful! Great composition and lighting.
    - Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • hitkaiser said:
    loving the foam

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • -Bennie- said:
    Dave, quit your day job mate and get into this stuff full-time!

    Do you know what this shot reminds me of? Actually a specific photographer : Ken Duncan as found here :

    Mate, that's impressive, IMHO this is your best one so far. The lighting, contrat, colours are perfect.

    That's the thing about photography I suppose, it's so subjective, someone absolutely loves a photo whilst others don't! I really, love this photo for some reason! :-)

  • Clearskies Images said:
    Superb image David!!
  • James Ottaway said:
    I love the green, and that water is fantastic. A lot of people overdo the long exposure water shots, but you've done really well here.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)

    Thanks Paul :)

    Funny you should mention day jobs Bennie, I'm currently between them, still looking for another one though to fund the camera habit (oh and there's that pesky mortgage and food thing too). ;-)

    Now if I could sell a couple of these for the prices Ken sells his for, I'd be set!

    Thanks Cecily - hope the hand is healing well.

    It all comes down to balance James. It's easy to go to far in search of the silkiest water, but you need to keep an eye on your background exposure too.
  • -Bennie- said:
    Dave.... why i made the comment about you vs ken duncan is that as a photographer i'm finding myself becoming 'highly' selective of what photos I think are 'great'. 3 months ago, i would have been happy with the average. However, now i'm a LOT more discerning! make sense? Sounds weird, but i look at your photo (as above) and ken duncan's and see very little difference! :-)

    The price of ken duncan's photos are 'extreme' in my opinion! However mate, i'll click you're link and see how much it's going to cost me to purchase this picture!

  • David de Groot said:
    Me too Bennie, and I find critiquing my own work to be the harshest of all. i.e. There are very few of my photos that I think are up to scratch personally, but that are still liked by many people.

    I reckon if you can get away with charging like Ken, all the better, but my prices are a lot more modest at this point in time. :-)
  • Michael SA said:
    I'm with Bennie. There's nothing about this shot that I don't like. Even that fallen log works in really well with the composition. Top marks mate.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Michael. This 10-20mm lens was the best purchase for landscape work yet, it gives you so much latitude to play around with composition up close.
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    This photo takes me back to a quick rainforest tour we had coming back from Cape Tribulation. Crossing a river like this, a Korean member of the group slipped and got a dunking; unfortunately he was holding his camera at the time! We saw a few lizards and fed quite a few mozzies.
  • David de Groot said:
    The beauty of the wide-angle lens is that you can't tell in this shot just how small this waterfall and creek is. You can easily step across the creek here. :)
    I hear the Cape is quite rugged, one day I'll head up there and find out :)
  • Margot- said:
    Very nice long exposure shot. Just right; not overly done at all in my humble (so humble) opinion. (o^^o) Did it rain?
  • David de Groot said:
    It did indeed Margot - we had about 80mm over a week :-) Not a huge amount, but enough to get the creek flowing.