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Mad Aussie
12-29-2010, 06:34 PM
We had our family Christmas lunch where most of my immediate family live ... on the Sunshine Coast. That morning we headed up early in the rain (remains of a cyclone/hurricane) to the Serenity Falls for a few shots. It's a nice area with several small waterfalls as well as the main falls themselves.

I'll keep adding shots to this thread as I work through the photos I took :)

My daughter Chantelle composing her shot while boyfriend Richy and my wife Leanne look on.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5041/5304338519_f618acfc43_o.jpg

Serenity Falls themselves from the overhead bridge ...
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5242/5304932676_472ea48901_o.jpg

Hillbillygirl
12-29-2010, 07:31 PM
Both are beautiful shots MA. I really like that first shot with the human interaction in it.

Mad Aussie
12-29-2010, 07:47 PM
Both are beautiful shots MA. I really like that first shot with the human interaction in it.

Thanks HBG

casil403
12-29-2010, 08:48 PM
Wow..... great name for a beautiful waterfall...I get serene just looking at it. Great image...just loving the light MA!

Mad Aussie
12-29-2010, 09:13 PM
Wow..... great name for a beautiful waterfall...I get serene just looking at it. Great image...just loving the light MA!

Me too Casil. Thanks :)

Bambi
12-29-2010, 09:30 PM
what an unbelievably beautiful place.

Mad Aussie
12-29-2010, 10:59 PM
what an unbelievably beautiful place.

It is nice. Not as spectacular as some of the waterfalls I've shown you lately but a pretty little spot.

More shots to come from here :)

Michaelaw
12-30-2010, 12:12 AM
Not much for waterfall shots as I've said before but that second shot might just change my mind...Awesome MA!

Mad Aussie
12-30-2010, 12:19 AM
Not much for waterfall shots as I've said before but that second shot might just change my mind...Awesome MA!

Thank you M!

Mad Aussie
12-30-2010, 05:46 PM
Here's another featuring Chantelle on the bridge. She's holding my floppy hat over her lens to keep the rain off the front element
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5082/5307368413_c622ac29c9_o.jpg

Although this is my shot ... this is more or less the view she had from there
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5210/5307367897_b21971fdca_o.jpg

You can see the bridge and where Chantelle was standing in this one ... HDR
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5086/5307957988_7e35cc7eb3_o.jpg

Same shot ... non HDR
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5001/5307369229_9e229b516b_o.jpg

Under the bridge
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5121/5307369845_51de2010f4_o.jpg

Still a couple more of these falls to come ... then we moved about 50m downstream to some small but pretty cascades.

Bambi
12-30-2010, 09:33 PM
oh that water looks so inviting!

Mad Aussie
12-30-2010, 09:51 PM
I was quite pleased how this one came out too ...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5286/5308284590_eb30dceee2_o.jpg

Mad Aussie
12-31-2010, 07:45 PM
Last few shots for this thread ...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5248/5310549323_576fcb3766_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5083/5310549645_0815ea6210_o.jpg

The cascades just a few metres downstream of the falls ...
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5125/5310549967_1a98db36e8_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5286/5310550253_de53a03c50_o.jpg

Bambi
01-01-2011, 08:37 AM
very nice. The first with the bridge- it adds the perfect element to the shot. For the second I love the details of the rocks with the soft water and the colours. I can [racticaly hear the water. I like how the last two show how the water is collecting from different streams.

thanks for taking us on this hike.

Mad Aussie
01-01-2011, 02:55 PM
Thank you Bambi :)

mbrager
01-01-2011, 07:47 PM
These are fabulous. My favorite is the last shot, because of the foreground rock and the point of view so close to the water. Also I noticed the red colored leaves on one of the bridge shots, but there are a few leaves in the last shot that add a tiny bit of unusual color. All these are very nicely done. Would you mind commenting on lens(es) and filters you used? Thanks for sharing.
Mike

Wicked Dark
01-01-2011, 08:34 PM
the last couple are amazing. I can practically smell it.

Mad Aussie
01-02-2011, 03:28 PM
Thanks very much mbrager and WD.

I used my 10-22mm lens for these. No filters. It was a fairly dark day so filters like ND's weren't needed.

Iguanasan
01-02-2011, 06:02 PM
These are absolutely stunning, MA. I was looking for a favourite until I realized that I couldn't pick just one. Even with the rain the light is awesome. Excellent work, my good man!

Peter
01-02-2011, 06:12 PM
All of these photos are just beautiful.

Mad Aussie
01-03-2011, 12:20 AM
Thank you very much Iggy and Peter ... glad you like :)