This is another view of the creek below Murray Falls.

I used my Canon 20D SLR and NDF and tripod for this shot.

I couldn’t get near the waterfall with this camera as they had closed off access to it after I got a few preliminary shots with my compact camera. I didn’t want to set out with tripod in hand until I knew how far I had to walk with it and if I could set it up when I got there.

I had to entertain myself with shots of the creek instead. I will have another go at Murray Falls next time I visit the north. I have no idea when that might be.

Access to the falls was blocked at this time because they are extending the boardwalk and were using a nail gun.

The area is becoming a lot more controlled and developed since last time I was there more than 5 years ago. This new extension looks like you will be able to walk down and be in front of the waterfall instead of having to view it from the side. It will still be a difficult waterfall to photograph because it is surrounded with trees and at the top there is an area of bright sky. The other problem I would have had using my DSLR was my lens. The compact camera has a wider angle lens than the widest I have for the DSLR and the compact camera could barely get the entire waterfall from the only available vantage point. If I’d been able to use the DSLR I would have only been able to photograph a part of the waterfall with it.

There is a camping area and a picnic area and a car park area. This photo was taken at the picnic area where there are some designated swimming holes. I think it looked like there was a bit too much water flowing through it for me and didn’t have my togs with me – so I missed out on the swim.

Murray Falls is between Tully and Cardwell in Far North Queensland Australia


creek, murray falls, far north queensland, australia, sandra hogan

My practical painting tutors include people from the Flying Art School (1978 to 1981), the Studio West End (2004 to 2010) and the Brisbane Institute of Art (2008 to 2011).

I began printmaking in 2004 at the Studio West End, then started again there in 2006.I have done it constantly since 2006 at either the Studio West End or the Brisbane Institute of Art.

Darkroom techniques were obtained from the Brisbane Institute of Art beginning in 2009.

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  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful place & looks like a cool place for a dip on a hot day in FNQ ! ..Love it xx

  • Thank you Gail. It is a wonderful spot but the water looked like it was running a bit fast for me that day. There were some others there who had been swimming though and said it was wonderful. They have a camping ground there too so you can stay a while. Sandra

    – STHogan

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