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Mad Aussie
06-17-2010, 06:43 PM
After our stroll around Fingal Head we moved up the coast only a few short k's ...

This is the big NS-EW monument in Tweed Heads over looking Flagstaff Beach/ Pt Danger
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4710287314_54f2ef49de_b.jpg

The view from next to the monument ... this is the beach where I took all those surfing shots ...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4710285824_e463bf7121_b.jpg

Down on the beach ... one of the many Cabbage Trees in the area
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4710286178_49c108efa0_b.jpg

Some of the interesting rocks on the beach ...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4709646151_2753e972ff_b.jpg

Water rips through a hole in the rock at the Snapper Rocks area just a short walk north from Flagstaff Beach ...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4710286760_c9e5bddea9_b.jpg

Chantelle walks on the rocks at Snapper Rocks .... sorry ... bit of a bad HDR this one ...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4709646727_36d6e895d1_b.jpg

Marko
06-17-2010, 07:24 PM
very nice set here MA - even though one of these things is not like the other, that one is my fave :D Love the imposing feel you've created there; fabulous framing! The tones in shot 6 (especially the tones on the people themselves) are also just beautiful. HDR is it? If not, can you describe the PP a bit?

Matt K.
06-17-2010, 08:32 PM
Nice set, methinks I might have to move to the southern hemisphere of this globe .... especially like the first shot ... wunnervoll

Rinkdaddy
06-17-2010, 09:57 PM
This is an impressive structure. Nice view point

Mad Aussie
06-18-2010, 12:58 AM
Hey thanks everyone. Glad you like.

Marko ... yes shot 6 is an HDR (as is shot 3) ... I actually mentioned this above the photo because it's a bad HDR in my opinion but I really liked the scene.

Iguanasan
06-18-2010, 08:54 AM
Some amazing scenery there. Makes me want to break out a lawn chair! :)

I also love number one. :thumbup: Kinda reminds me of a tower you might see in an epic fantasy novel about an evil wizard or something.

Marko
06-18-2010, 12:31 PM
Hey thanks everyone. Glad you like.

Marko ... yes shot 6 is an HDR (as is shot 3) ... I actually mentioned this above the photo because it's a bad HDR in my opinion but I really liked the scene.


Hmmm - why do you say that? (I'd love the technical answer)
Thx! M

Mad Aussie
06-18-2010, 04:48 PM
:) Iggy ... you must be a Lord of the Rings fan or something!

Marko ... first of all it's a landscape scene that is obviously HDR, something I personally try to avoid these days. I prefer my landscape HDR's to look more like shot 3. In this case it has lost some of the shadows I'd have liked to keep.
2ndly, I didn't have my tripod on me so it was shot handheld and the lack of sharpness bothers me.
3rdly I think it required more than 3 frames to cover more stops as it has resulted in a strange pink/apricot cast across the central section.

I'd have tossed this one had it not been for Chantelle walking on the rocks near the two little girls.

QuietOne
06-19-2010, 12:30 AM
I really like the first shot. You may turn me into a fan of black and white. The interesting rocks - looks like that translates to, "walk on me, lose shoes, maybe a bit of blood". :headslap: And cabbage trees? Why are they called that?

Mad Aussie
06-19-2010, 01:28 AM
And cabbage trees? Why are they called that?
I have no idea! :shrug:

Mad Aussie
06-19-2010, 01:31 AM
Just looked them up ... searched for Pandanas Trees as I thought they were those but always heard people call them Cabbage trees. Seems they are in fact Pandanas and are incorrectly called Cabbage trees.