This is my favourite image captured at Orpheus Is. We hiked over the island pre-dawn through the dense rain-forest for about an hour and a half to get to this beach. The track was steep and frequently diverted due to fallen trees from Cyclone Yasi. I was scouting around the beach when I saw the sun breaking through - a mad scramble to setup the tripod and capture a series of images.
After attending a Fine Art Printing workshop with Les Walkling at the CCP in Melbourne, I decided to attend the week long version at Orpheus Island - what a fantastic opportunity to use the latest Epson printers & inks with as much paper as we could use! Many thanks to the sponsors of the week, Kayell Australia, Nikon & Hasselblad. Some fantastic coaching from Darren Jew as well on underwater gear and techniques (more images to follow). I was very pleased to have this print judged best print of the week (had to be shot on or around the Island during the week).
Canon 5D mk II 16-35mm f/2.8 L II @ f/16 Three exposures - merged with Photomatix Pro.