Photographer and good friend Rob Mancini and I were sitting on the edge of Seary’s Creek, in the Cooloola section of Great Sandy National Park, gazing into the tannin-stained water, mesmerised by the quietly moving water, with its reflected light and half-hidden secrets. I’d tried a few angles with the camera, but gave up trying to capture anything. Rob, however, took this image — which I think captures the feeling of the mysterious creeks and waterways of these coastal heath-scrubs. Here’s a few other images that feature reflections.
Paperbark trees, Seary's Creek, Cooloola, Great Sandy National Park. Photograph by Rob Mancini.
Carnarvon Creek, Carnarvon Gorge. Photo Rob Ashdown.
Late afternoon reflections, Carnarvon Creek, Carnarvon National Park. Photo Rob Ashdown.
Meeba Outstation, Cuddapan, western Queensland. Photo Rob Ashdown.
Noosa River, Cooloola National Park. Photo Rob Ashdown.
Reflected stars, Lake Nuga Nuga National Park. Photo Rob Ashdown.
Dawn, Condamine River, Wainui, Darling Downs. Photo Rob Ashdown.
Lota mangroves at high tide. Photo Rob Ashdown.
The end of a perfect day, Sundown National Park. Photo Rob Ashdown.
Late afternoon sun on gums and sandstone, Carnarvon Creek, Carnarvon Gorge. Photo Rob Ashdown.