Storm clouds at high tide by Keiran Lusk

Captured today. My first visit to Nudgee Beach (on Moreton Bay, Brisbane) and my first attempt at HDR photography.

As I explored the mangroves in my best pair of thongs (and armed with the aeroguard), a passing walker jokingly inquired whether I had spotted the crocodile yet. I joined in the joke and told him that I was waiting patiently for the ‘croc’ to appear.

Upon returning to my car in the dark, I was more than slightly bemused to hear on the radio that a fisherman had apparently sighted (and video taped) a crocodile at Nudgee Beach just today. Now that would have made for an interesting photographic mission this afternoon!

Nudgee Beach, Brisbane.

Saturday 2nd October 2010.

[Creative Effects: 3 bracketed images merged, colour removed and tones mapped in Photomatic Pro]

Image details:

Camera: Canon 550D (Lens: EFS 15-85mm)
Shutter Speed: 1/2 sec
Aperture Value: f22.0
ISO Speed: 100
Focal Length: 15.0mm
Bracketed Exposure: -2 / 0 / +2


  • Enivea
    Eniveaover 4 years ago

    Love the story Keiran, and glad you didn’t get ambushed by the croc! Beautiful image – and nice effect with the HDR- not overdone thankfully.

  • Hehe, thanks Enivea! I am glad too (about the croc not ambushing me). Still learning about this ‘HDR’ thing, but I think I will continue to use it in a subtle manner. Cheers :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Heabar
    Heabarover 4 years ago

    WOW Keiran i’m glad Mr Crocodile didn’t take a Snap (Giggggggggggllee) at you matey - love your work as always TC Heather !!!

  • Ha, thanks Heather! Thankfully the only snapping that took place that arvo was with my camera. I can’t imagine having to wrestle with a croc (and protect my camera gear) in a Brisbane waterway, but stranger things have happened before!

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Andrew Widdowson
    Andrew Widdowsonover 4 years ago

    Very nice mono Keiran :-)

  • Thank you very much Andrew :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Kymie
    Kymieover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work

  • Thanks so much Kymie :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Lorraine Parramore
    Lorraine Parra...over 4 years ago

    great composition and shot

  • Thank you very much Lorraine :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 4 years ago

    wow awesome ! I love it

  • Peter Evans
    Peter Evansabout 2 years ago

    Lovin’ those tones and composition !!

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