View Full Version : Natural Bridge Waterfall

Mad Aussie
04-18-2009, 06:23 PM
This is a waterfall that falls through a hole into a cave below. Often called Natural Arch it has formed a bridge across the top of the waterfall. Years ago people used to jump off the top, through the hole and into the caves water. At night the cave has glow worms also.

Bit by bit I'll add photos from this shoot showing it from different angles and above where it falls in to the cave. Amazing to see, hard to shoot as it's so dark in there because of the rainforest canopy.


04-18-2009, 06:42 PM
Fantastic photo. Wish I had that here...

Mad Aussie
04-18-2009, 06:51 PM
You're in Canada? Trust me ... I'd rather be there photographically speaking ... by a long, long way!

Mad Aussie
04-18-2009, 07:15 PM
This is looking from above ...


Mad Aussie
04-18-2009, 07:44 PM
This is inside the cave. The light source here is the reflected light from the waterfall. Although some light enters through the caves mouth I think most of the light seen here is definitely light traveling through the hole and bounced by the waterfall itself.


Mad Aussie
04-18-2009, 07:46 PM
Another couple of views of this cool waterfall ...



04-18-2009, 09:13 PM
You're in Canada? Trust me ... I'd rather be there photographically speaking ... by a long, long way!

The pictures are always better on the other side of the world, I think it an old saying :-)

04-18-2009, 09:52 PM
Grass is always greener right???
#4 is simply stunning MA! :highfive:

Mad Aussie
04-18-2009, 09:55 PM
Thanks. Having a good location/subject sure helps.

Mad Aussie
04-18-2009, 11:33 PM
Another view ...


04-19-2009, 12:12 AM
Nice shots MA. I think the last one is my fav.
I haven't been there since I have had a DSLR, but would love to go back. There was a fair bit of fine water spray in the cave when we were there, but it doesn't seem to show up in your pics. I guess you didn't use flash, which tends to pick up mist/dust. Also a causes a lot of spots on your lens.

Mad Aussie
04-19-2009, 12:36 AM
Yeh loads of spray. Constantly wiping the UV filter down. No flash. I was shooting with HDR in mind mostly.

Mad Aussie
04-19-2009, 01:46 AM
Slowly getting through them :rolleyes:

Looking out of the cave


04-19-2009, 01:55 AM
Really love the shot in post #6 and the one just above. Very cool little area!

Mad Aussie
04-19-2009, 01:58 AM
Thanks Raiven :)

The movement in the branches visible in post #6 is from the wind exiting the cave created by the falling water.

Mad Aussie
04-19-2009, 02:23 AM
Thought I'd try an over saturated treatment


04-19-2009, 09:16 AM
Some Great shots here MA
Shot 1, first shot in post 6 are my faves.

Post 10 is also an amazing shot (I'd burn the right side tho at least 30%)

Lovely work MA!:highfive:

04-19-2009, 09:44 AM
OK I'm going to have breakfast and get my ass out the door you are inspiring :clap:

04-19-2009, 10:24 AM
I like 3,4,5 and 6. The earlier ones and this last one do not seem as inspiring. They are good shots, but the heart of the group lies in the middle of this thread. Must be nice to have a place like this in your backyard. Thanks for sharing.

Mad Aussie
04-19-2009, 02:18 PM
Thanks guys.

Not exactly my backyard for this one JJ ... it's about 2 1/2 hours drive. Still, close enough to visit once in a awhile though :)

04-19-2009, 04:06 PM
Really like the first image. Love the simplicity and composition.

04-19-2009, 07:59 PM
wow those are amazing shots!

We should do a photographer exchange between canada and australia.

04-20-2009, 12:49 AM
wow those are amazing shots!

We should do a photographer exchange between canada and australia.

Anyone want to try out Northwest Ohio? :clown:

You all would be miserable

Mad Aussie
04-20-2009, 01:34 AM
Thanks peoples. I'm really enjoying the comments because the opinions on what appeals most to people has just about included every shot I think? :)

I have more shots from the area but I think ... maybe ... that's about all from the Natural Bridge :)

04-20-2009, 01:50 PM
#4 is a winner for me