Walking through part of the Daintree on a visit to Mossman Gorge, I came across this part of the river. The Daintree is a truly amazing place with an estimated age of 140 million years. It combines raw beauty and the ever present danger of crocodiles just to keep you on your toes. You have to really want the shot to leave the tracks as I did here to get to water level. Shortly after I was reminded why it is called a "Rain Forest" with what sounded like a plane landing, the rain pelted the canopy, and then shortly after, me. I stuffed my camera gear into my bag and walked another half an hour back to shelter.
A Noosa Beach sunset - this shot was taken along the point towards the popular surf break in the national park. There is a little bit of HDR in this, but it is mostly a combination of 0.6s exposures to capture the movement of the surf.
Canon 5DmkII ISO100 f/5, EF16-35mm L f/2.8 II @ 35mm various exposures from 0.6s to 10s.
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.