This great waterfall is on the Box Forest Circuit at Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia.

HDR image. Original image tone mapped in Photomatix.

Original title .. Photographer strips for a photo .. Elabana Falls
It was just the shoes & socks that I stripped off, though I was shooting in RAW !!

Seeing as I couldn’t get a good frontal view of the top section of the falls from down below without climbing onto a delicately balanced log, I decided to climb over the rocks & wade into the middle of the falls.

It was fairly shallow but the rocks were a little slippery & after a short time the water felt pretty cold (even though it was warm).
I got a few quick photos & later on wondered about a better composition.

The half dozen people who were there at the beginning moved along, so there was noone to pick up the pieces if I fell.

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Photographed with a Canon 400D.

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Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 2 years ago

    The full view of Elabana Falls

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 2 years ago

    is that what we call “paradise”? lol
    very nice place Michael and great composition ;)

  • It was paradise for me. Thanks a lot Manon.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownover 2 years ago

    Oh so no need to get excited then…seen one pair of feet, seen them all, it’s only the size that differs!
    Great shot by the way!

  • Lol .. cheeky ! .. Thanks Polly.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous light, Michael! What a lovely waterfall!

  • Sure is. Thanks Mieke.

    – Michael Matthews

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture Michael ..Love this place !!
    good to see you got up close to the action x

  • Thanks a lot Gail. Couldn’t go all that way without making the most of it.
    Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 2 years ago

    Wow Michael so beautiful !!

  • Glad you like it Trudi. This walk is up there with my favourites in the Blue Mtns. Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • John Sharp
    John Sharpover 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot, obviouslt taken from the best position!
    Well Done Michael.

  • Thanks for the compliment & fave John. Must remember the towel next time. The handkerchief was overworked drying my feet.

    – Michael Matthews

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyover 2 years ago

    Careful Michael! Old Confusion saying: “Man shooting in RAW in cold water can lose his jpeg!”
    Beautiful result for your brave efforts – top composition here and in the larger view. :)george

  • Lolol .. very clever George .. love it !!
    I’ll have to add the bit about RAW in the commentary. Thanks for the big compliment & fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • peter  jackson
    peter jacksonover 2 years ago

    Mate that is such a beautiful shot, wish i was there for this one top marks.

  • Thanks heaps Peter. You could have held the net to catch me if I fell & vice-versa !

    – Michael Matthews

  • Thanks for the fave too.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 2 years ago

    Hahahaha! I’m going OH WHAT! All for publicity! lOL! You nut Michael! LOL!

    Oh before I forget, it’s truly a lovely shot, not the work you’d find of a naked photographer! At least he still had his gun! Camera I mean! LOL!

  • Yep .. a ginger nut !! .. gun ? .. it was a Cannon .. umm Canon.
    Glad you like it Gabe. Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

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