Images of a Big Island

Sugar Shed

I have just arrived home from a little adventure! A good friend of mine who is taking a 60 ft luxury catamaran around the world needed a hand to sail from Airlie Beach to Cairns. Along the way she heard about Carnivale in Port Douglas so we ended up there instead with a stop at Low Isles along the way
Weather was pretty ordinary for most of the trip with strong winds and squally weather so good photo opportunities were few and far between.
Carnivale was in full swing when we arrived and the town was heaving with people and the local businesses were cashing in while they could! Port Douglas is a very pretty town and the locals are friendly. Managed to get a few images while I was there although the light was not the best for most of the time.
There are a couple of very good photographers in the area, Michael Seebock and Gareth Kelly stood out for me and another wildlife photographer whose work was outstanding!
Seeing their work and what I saw while driving between Mossman and Cairns makes me want to return and spend some time exploring a little more thoroughly.
This image is of the old sugar wharf at the entrance to Port Douglas on the one halfway decent sunset I saw.

There will be a few more images from this little trip coming up.


13 responses

  1. Sounds like a cool adventure mate!

    This image has the potential to be really good but I feel it should have had more foreground and less sky as the foreground looks a little chopped off and the image looks a little too central as a result.

    So if you had chosen to tilt your camera down a tad it would have been a big tick I reckon mate!

    My 5 cents worth anyway! 🙂

    May 25, 2011 at 12:15 am

    • Yeah, I would have liked more foreground. camera was not as level as I thought so I lost a fair bit on the crop! Sky was pretty boring apart from along the horizon so I don’t mind the lack of it.

      May 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm

  2. Nice image Tim, gotta love NQ, the stretch between Cairns and Cape Trib is always a favorite for me. Great work.

    May 25, 2011 at 8:10 am

    • Yep the area begs to be explored Ben! Cheers mate!

      May 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm

  3. Ahhh, the old ‘not level tripod trick and losing the foreground in the crop scenario’ eh mate! 🙂

    Don’t you hate it when that happens!

    May 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    • Yes, it annoys the s#%*t out of me sometimes! had a nice set of images for a stitch with a paddle-steamer in there as well, for some reason one image was a little shaky which ruined the whole thing! 😦

      May 25, 2011 at 3:08 pm

  4. Yep…done did that as well mate…a few times! 🙂

    May 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm

  5. Tony Middleton

    yep – it’s a great region for sure. Nice tones in this one Tim.

    May 25, 2011 at 4:36 pm

  6. By the way Tim, in PT Gui you can twist the horizon either way when it is crooked before you stitch it by holding down teh command or option key then right, or left clicking and then either moving up the horizon from one side, or bending it from the middle.

    Not exactly sure on the keys and clicks, but have a try and I am sure you will get it…works a treat and then you won’t lose anything in a crop!

    May 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    • That sounds like a nice trick, have to give it a go!Cheers mate!

      May 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm

  7. Very nice shot mate!

    June 9, 2011 at 12:06 am

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