Unlike most normal people, the landscape photographer will take advantage of the precious few days of Easter to rise an hour before dawn, forsaking the sleep the body is screaming for.

After two such early rises to find rather bland skies and accordingly rather bland photos, the third morning brought the reward with vibrant dynamic skies offsetting so wonderfully the ancient silent landscape of the Gunbower Creek in northern Victoria, Australia.

Taken with a Canon 5D, 17-40L at 23mm and a 2 sec. exposure at f/14.


cohuna, gunbower creek


  • GlennTunaley
    GlennTunaleyover 4 years ago

    Very nice John! Well worth the effort

  • Thanks Glenn.

    – John Dekker

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonover 4 years ago

    Great shot John, awesome sky!

  • Thanks Ian.

    – John Dekker

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...over 4 years ago

    Amazing colours!

  • Thank you Edyta

    – John Dekker

  • Thomas Anderson
    Thomas Andersonover 4 years ago

    Such briliant colours, how? lol

  • Thanks Thomas……and a bit of luck, a little underexposure, an ND Grad and some contrast and light levels adjustments in Photoshop

    – John Dekker

  • Kerry  Hill
    Kerry Hillover 4 years ago

    Third time lucky hey John…beautiful capture, the colours are awesome!

  • Thanks Kerry…..rode my luck on the 4th morning too but should have stayed in bed. But, you only need one awesome morning to get the reward.

    – John Dekker

  • mspfoto
    mspfotoover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture mate.

  • Thanks very much Mark.

    – John Dekker

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 4 years ago

    Great imagery and lightening.

  • Thanks Michael

    – John Dekker

  • MiImages
    MiImagesover 4 years ago

    Nice reward indeed John and fabulously captured

  • Thanks very much Mi.

    – John Dekker

  • Richard  Cubitt
    Richard Cubittover 4 years ago

    Worth getting up early for!

  • It was, thanks Richard. (Hope Fiji was great).

    – John Dekker

  • Andrew Widdowson
    Andrew Widdowsonover 4 years ago

    Amazing colours John!

  • Thanks Andrew.

    – John Dekker

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