Tea Tree Bay, Noosa National Park.

Very glad I had the ND400 filter with me today.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 14th March 2009, This photo: 3:43pm

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  • Reedy Photography (michaelglenreed) said:
    Wow, this is awesome. Love it David!
  • cobri30165 said:
    very nice.......
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Michael, 'twas a good day out. Thought we were going to be rained out, but it cleared up and gave us some great sky.
    Thanks :)
  • Xenedis said:
    Very nicely done. Glad we got some clouds, but not enough to dominate the place.
  • ©-YALE (YAnnick LEfevre) said:
    i love this composition with a great details on foreground, great sky !!!
    Here my last uploaded with my wide angle, a monochrome conversion + graduated colours filters, if you want to look of course :-))) :
    Thanks !!!
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    I'm glad you had the filter too.
    Rather excellent landscape shot David!
    You can be proud of this one!
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice work, yeah and good comp, I know what its like trying to look through with that grad on!
  • Millisynth said:
    Good comp with the clouds and the rushing water.
    Im liking the border too.
    Great shot!
  • teejaybee said:
    Very nice Dave - but how do I read the exposure reading in your exif? 1.3 secs? Isn't displaying normally on my end, although it might have something to do with compensation...
  • mitchell burns said:
    great capture david, i love it
  • David de Groot said:
    Yes, I was quite happy with how the weather turned around for us :)
    Thanks :)
    I saw this one on the camera and knew I had something good :)
    Yeah it's seriously dark.
    On the way up the weather was terrible - very overcast, raining on and off, but after we got there, it cleared up nicely. Couldn't have asked for better really.
    1.3 sec exposure, plus a 1/3 stop positive adjustment in Lightroom. :)
    Thanks Mitchell :)
  • frednaut said:
    Hmm looks like it might be worth getting an ND400 after all - thanks for the info David.
    (I've only a humble ND4 - it can't do this to the sea in broad daylight that's for sure)
  • David de Groot said:
    Darn handy indeed Geoff :)
  • Garry' said:
    Nice greenish water and a little bit of drama in the sky to complement with your "long exposure" shot. There is definitely a few nice places in that NP.
    Seen in the group"Brisbane Meetup" (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Garry. Yeah, there is indeed, even saw a Koala.
    You were right about Hell's Gates - went and had a look, but definitely not photographically interesting. (good to stand and watch though).
    We came back around to here (Tea Tree Bay) for sunset, and it would have been almost ok except for the clouds low on the western horizon, and that the tide had come in by then (stupidly didn't check tides beforehand, but then this was as much a scouting trip as anything else).
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Very nicely done Dave. The clouds are great and that rushing water is too! Seems like a worthwhile trip :-)
  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    nice natural tones david.
    too fast to be explored!
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure was Tim :)
    Thanks Rodel. Oh, so it has!
  • whoops vision said:
    Explore / Interestingness / March 2009
  • Jon McManus said:
    You go anywhere without your ND filters?! They're pretty much a staple in my camera bag. :-) Gorgeous shot, and I like the angle of it. It gives a great expansiveness to it.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Yeah sometimes, if I reckon there's no need, it's extra weight I can trim from the already weighty bag.
  • Out_and_About said:
    congrats on the explore!! it's a great shot as well.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Michelle. :) The weather really played pretty nicely with us once we got there.
  • baar_01 said:
    Love the colours in this shot. I was only there last week, it's a great location. I plan to go back when there is a chance of a good sunrise. So how many stops is a ND400?
  • David de Groot said:
    An ND400 is roughly 8 to 9 stops. Quite hefty, but handy when you've still got a lot of sun about.
  • Shaun Johnston said:
    Looking good, ND400 rocks. I only have an old 52mm one from when my primary (read: only!) digicam was a Kodak Z740 P&S - haven't used it for ages. Should take it to some more outings!
  • David de Groot said:
    When I got mine (77mm) it wasn't too dear from D-D, but then the dollar has crashed since then, so who knows what they're worth now. The only IR filter I have is 52mm, it only fits the 50/1.8 in my lens lineup.
  • Nicole Pearce Photography said:
    OOhh nice Dave, well done on Explore too.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Nic :) 'twas a precarious perch to get this one.
  • baar_01 said:
    Thanks Dave. I may look into getting one.
  • airbiscuit said:
    Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)
  • Adelaide abreU said:
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Matthew :)
    Danke :)
    I appreciate the sentiment, but I don't do forced comment groups.
    gracias :)
  • CharleneM50(formerly photonutt50) said:
    Beautiful shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)