Another whirlpool spotted in the creek yesterday, this one next to a spot where the water rushes out from amidst the rocks.

I took a closer crop of the whirlpool and jetstream but felt the wider context shot was more pleasing to the eye.

Also puddling with borders a bit, if only because the black adds a bit more impact when viewed on flickr's white background.

Whirlpool is now available for sale as prints or posters.

Explore - #66 for Nov 8th, 2007.

This photo won the Qld November 1st half competition on the Australian Photographers flickr group.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 8th November 2007, This photo: 1:27pm

Previous Photo: Silky Smooth


  • andrew k said:
    Beautiful! I miss weekends spent in the SE QLD rainforest.
  • David de Groot said:
    What's even better is that it's just down the road from home :-)
  • borealnz said:
    Gorgeous David!!! So nicely captured!!! How lucky you are to have this on your doorstep.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jill :) I'm exceedingly pleased we're actually getting some rain this year so I can enjoy this area as it should be.
  • bachamp said:
    I like that one, nice shot
  • David de Groot said:
    I definitely think it was the best of the bunch.
  • beachut (John) said:
    Hey David, that looks great....I did not think there would be water running in the creek...you must have had rain
  • ronnietan said:
    can you actually see the whirlpool when your there? or is it only after the long exposure it shows up in the photo

    your collection of long exposed water shots is growing and all of them fantastic
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed we have - about 50-60mm this week :) I was hoping for more, but at least the creek is running now.

    Yep, the whirlpool is just visible from the bubbles/froth on the surface when standing there, it shows up as more pronounced over the long exposure.
  • beaumitchell said:
    Lovely shot, David. One of my favourites from you.

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  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • flash of light said:
    What a beautiful place - lovely colours and composition
  • seychelles88 said:
    What a beautiful photo! Well taken!
  • justincarpenter said:
    beautiful shot ! :D I love this place
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    I must say David that this is magnificent!
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed it is :) And so close to home too.

    Danke :)

    It's a great location, much more interesting when it's flowing like this though (as opposed to being almost dry as it has been not that long ago).

    Thanks Jeff. I think a trip down Springbrook way is in order soonish, how's the weather been down your way ? Nice and wet ?
  • robstephaustralia said:
    HA! I thought you looked familiar!
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    Well David....this is stunning and not far from your back door? How perfect, love this shot, very serene and also wonderful to see the 'river runs through it' again....well done! :-)

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  • David de Groot said:
    Aha! Now I get it. Pays to hunt around and wake up a bit before replying :)

    Thanks Tracey, yep, just down the road. :-)
  • gayheb said:
    Beautiful David.
  • totalisator said:
    Hi David - congratulations on a superb photograph. Yes, having that extra "context" definitely improves the overall aesthetic of the whirlpool. This is great!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Gayle :)

    Thanks! Long time no see. I see you've had a wonderful holiday in the South Pacific.
  • Gareth Gorman said:
    Superb shot Dave. Great subject and the bronze leaves top it off. You didn't take a bag of leaves with you and throw them around, did you?
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  • David de Groot said:
    Much appreciated but I have a policy about groups with image code thingies, hope you understand.

    Hehehe, no the leaves are all natural :)

    Thanks :)
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    Ive been down in Sydney for the past few days David, but everything looks green in the garden. I must take a hike into the Hinterlands soon to attempt some water pics. We may just have a good year in front of us.
  • R.Gural said:
    very nice!
  • David de Groot said:
    It'd be good to know if the falls are running enough to be impressive, thanks Jeff :)

  • Jack High said:
    Another great shot David. This is a lovely place you've found.

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  • sallylondon said:
    Love the slow shutterspeed and the lines it lets the water draw. Pretty shot!

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  • David de Groot said:
    It is indeed a lovely place Jack. Presumably because it'd been raining a fair bit and the water was flowing quickly, the mozzies weren't about either :)

    Thanks. It's a very pretty place.
  • Joits said:
    fantastic! i love how the whirl pools look here compared to the flowing part that was captured with motion blur! this is a really beautiful location...

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  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • looby88 said:
    good one my friend, you are using your free time well !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, sure am, besides, with the recent rains (yay!) one can't pass up the chance to photograph the creek :)
  • sarahmelindacook said:
    David. this photo is beautiful.
  • peace. said:
    Stunning photograph. Well done.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Sarah :) I hope your horse is feeling better.

    Thanks :)
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  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Nickie.
  • DarylLee said:
    Beautiful! Nice work.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, we've had almost 2 inches of rain last night, so hopefully I'll get a few more in this series in the next couple of days.
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    Most excellent shot, David. Love the curly whirly bit :o)
  • David de Groot said:
    After all this rain recently, I'm hoping to get a few more :) Well, providing the sun doesn't come out and make a mess of the light...
  • leesure said:
    Very nice shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Lee.
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  • Aiel said:
    Brilliant lighting in the woods and the effects on the water is also cool.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)

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  • ryan_elliott222 said:
    A beautiful Scene
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) 'tis one of my personal favourites.
  • Aussie.501 said:
    Brilliant capture.........amazing work!!!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, I'm thinking of heading down there again soon to take a few more - hopefully tomorrow will be overcast.