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Springbrook National Park by DrewHopper Springbrook National Park by DrewHopper
Springbrook National Park - Natural Bridge - QLD, Australia.

This Natural Bridge is a naturally formed rock arch over Cave Creek. It was formed from a waterfall which undercut a cave beneath the waterfall and dug a pothole on top, until the two joined and the creek flowed through the cave, leaving an arch across the front.

The cave is home to a colony of glow worms which you can do a night tour through the cave. I'm yet to do that, gotta pick the right season.

About the photo:
I've always wanted a panorama of these falls ever since seeing Ken Duncan's [link]

6 image horizontal panorama stitch
3 underexposed, 3 overexposed
Tricky blending in PS to obtain complete shadow detail throughout.



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:icontehuti:
tehuti Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very lovely cave. :)
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hikester Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Great work!
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axelglitch Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
beautiful
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AssassinMomiji Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Photographer
:O Beautiful!
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Franz-Mercury Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
unbelievable!
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:iconajaysalanky:
ajaysalanky Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
nice composition.
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sassamafracken Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing control over exposure for this panorama.
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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sassamafracken Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
of course. definitely makes me want to try this! awesome.
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Such an inredible pic and composition! You rock!
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:iconmbkkr:
MBKKR Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Hi, i featured this great piece here: [link]
Hope you don't mind.
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ThEReAlWaZzAr Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
I think this is the best shot of this place I've seen so far. You must have done a very good job with the blending then :D
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da-phil Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
congratulations! your outstanding work has been added to the Featured Gallery of #panoramicshot
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Jurkos7 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wohohohoooo what a place and good wide ShooT!
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HerrHaller Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Photographer
Well done! Nailing the exposure on a panorama like this is certainly not easy... Have you ever tried a program called Hugin to make panoramas? It's not necessarily what you'd call user friendly per se, but it's free and it is very powerful once you can figure out its intricacies...

Personally, I'm happy to have gotten off the closed-source train and gone 100% open-source. Though I haven't had an opportunity to actually use Hugin to make any panos yet.
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PondDreamer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic :wow:
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MBKKR Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
wow... magical place
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:iconlothrian:
Lothrian Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!!! :)
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Absolutely beautiful :love:
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:iconsythbane:
Sythbane Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Astounding natural beauty.
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   General Artist
Looks stunning mate, bet that took a while to blend it all! Exposure turned out great inside the cave and out :D
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yeah wasn't easy, cheers bud!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011   General Artist
no worries :nod:
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Puuronen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
That white water falling is just incredible...This is really well composed photo, I think.
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011   Photographer
faaaantastic mate
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks dude!
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DovetheVampire Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011   Artist
I would never want to leave there
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Sergio20d Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Madre mía que sitio, que foto, enhorabuena.
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LeahyC Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing job with the blending and stitching, best pic i have seen taken here!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Cheers mate. Was a tricky one :P
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:iconleahyc:
LeahyC Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I know how dark it is in there so great job.
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Duck2000 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Worth the work. I think Ken Duncan would be proud to call this photo his own. You have done a wonderful job.
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Hawk589 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist
beautiful, so green. Nice exsposure on the water to.
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D-D-D-1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow
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alperencaner Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student Photographer
greaaat :)
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FireWolf23 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your amazing work was featured in my journal: [link]
Great job! :clap:
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ange7dust Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Amazing. Simply amazing.
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see-me-fall Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome stuff ^^
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jenislavin96 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
This a great photo :) I love it!
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prash666 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
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Migualiny Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! Am a huge fan of Ken Duncan and you know what...I prefer your shot :) Love how you've kept the lighting and shadows and the the shine of the water on the rocks on the left AND still all the light on the right :) AWESOME PS work!! Of course none of that would've been made possible without your skills behind the lens :D
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Migualiny Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WoW! Beautiful!
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Majardia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gosh this is so pretty!
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ChristianSocha Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
too beautiful ! but great shot ! thx 4 that !
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic shot.
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Trinitite Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning. Awesome angle!
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RHCheng Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011   Photographer
Awesome place and a fantastic pano. Great work~!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
I like your take more I think...great effort. When is glow worm season? You seem to have a blending error on the rock against the water just about in the middle and where the rock/trees meet on the right.

aF
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yeah, I will have to re-stitch this one I think. It was a pain to stitch the darker image here, tried my best to get it even. I'm not sure when glow-worm season is, I will have to google that one :P
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Stitching should be automatic w/ PS/autostitch/ptgui....
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