The path less trodden

Bunya Mountains, Qld.

Puddling around with old shots from a rainy trip to Bunya Mountains at Easter.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 11th April 2009, This photo: 12:07pm

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  • chamellieon said:
    wow, I love this! That would've been green at easter!
    still like this? would be a great location for a shoot
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, don't mind if I do.
    Oh yeah green as. And lovely and moist. We managed to do the walk to the falls and back before it started raining.
    I love the Bunya Mtns, but it does have a habit of raining every time I'm there.
  • Cass n Dan said:
    OHHHHHHHHHH this is nice pretty. Love the B&W
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks - 'tis a wonderful place.
  • Cass n Dan said:
    I might have to pay it a visit :D
  • SkattyKat said:
    David, this is gorgeous, love the B&W processing
  • David de Groot said:
    Definitely worth it - bit of a drive from Brissie, but a lot closer from my place.
    Thanks Kat :) I liked it in colour, but not quite enough to post it, b&w did the trick.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Wicked B&W Dave. Much PP work in Lightroom?
  • David de Groot said:
    Nah not much at all - used a b&w preset that simulated IR (to an extent) and then added a vignette.
  • B*P*S said:
    Great depth of field, David. I almost smell the damp air of the forest.:-))
  • Wes Cooper said:
    This is beautiful David, as others have mentioned, I too think the black and white looks sensational. The shallowish dof certainly adds to the sense of depth in the image.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    I do like playing with DoF on these sorts of shots. Handily it made it easier to shoot too, as the lighting was quite dim under the rainforest canopy.
  • Out_and_About said:
    I would just love to go exploring down that path with the macro lens - think of the things I could find :D
    Nice shot Dave.
  • Wes Cooper said:
    I love it when you use a wide aperture just to let enough light in, and people think how great the shallow DoF looks. Quite a bonus sometimes.
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh yes, Bunya Mountains is macro-heaven ;-)
    Yeah, it's a handy by-product ;-)
  • Adam Randell said:
    WOW!! Love what you have done with this David..
    It really brings out the ferns. Excellent path.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Adam :) Pretty straight forward b&w conversion using one of the many b&w presets I have in Lightroom.
  • Mitch Lahey said:
    Greta b&w David. The plants are great and love how they appear whiter then the rest of the shot
  • MΛЯK said:
    Wonderful shot David.
    Something sinister about a B&W forest shot. Very Blair Witch.