Mossman River, Far North Queensland.
This river has an energy and life about it that is very special for me – the power of the water, the lighting, a glow behind the boulders, and a view that draws the eyes up to the Jurassic looking mountains in the distance. I arrived around 6am and within a short time, came to the area I wanted to photograph from. To my delight, I found that the lighting was just perfect, a soft, mauve light warming the whole river. I couldn’t believe that everything could be so right on my first attempt, that is until I started to make my way to the middle of the river. It was swollen. The water was over my shoulders and fast flowing. There was no way I could get to my vantage point with all my camera gear over my shoulders. On that day, all I could do was watch.
Later I returned with a small rubber boat which I lugged up with all the camera gear to access the middle of the river and set up, hoping for the lighting. It took six attempts to capture this scene, but it was worth it.
location: 100km north of Cairns, camera: Tomiyama, lens Nikkor SW90, film: Fuji Velvia 100F, shutter speed: 1/4 seconds, filters: none,
time and conditions: early morning, Limited Edition: 360
Available as Limited Edition photographic prints, sizes from 100 x 32cm (6 x 20 inch) to 300 x 96cm (38 x 120 inch). Printed on the finest grade photographic paper, signed and numbered. Acrylic ‘Face-Mount’ framing is also available.
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