Mt Britton to Eungella Dam

Waking this morning revealed just how far above the plain were.

View from camp

View from camp

 

View out over the plains reveals a little of last nights climb

View out over the plains reveals a little of last nights climb

 

The woodland really takes my fancy. A beautiful place.

The woodland really takes my fancy. A beautiful place.

A water lily covered dam by the way

Particularly clear water. From all water lilys and other water plants perhaps.

 

The ride north to Eungella took us through some fantastic jungle.

LyonsDen (11 of 66)

 

 

Dropping down into Eungella it self took us deeper into the rainforest. The final miles into the town were on bitumen, winding between the palms, vines and lush dark green vegetation. For once we greatly enjoyed the bitumen. A fantastic road.

LyonsDen (13 of 66)

LyonsDen (14 of 66)

Looking east toward Mackay from Eungella

 

 

After soaking up Eungella and meeting a photographer who was using drones to video the impressive landscape for a Japanese tv channel, we headed out toward Eungella Dam. We took a side road loop that looked interesting. Boy, was it rough! I bottomed out my front suspension for the first time ever I think. Later on I discovered I also put the first dent in my rim. Quite a ripper of a dent too, ouch!
A tough river crossing, lots of jumps, rocks everywhere and a few hill climbs.
Great track though 🙂 lots of fun.

Camped on the shores of the Eungella Dam.

LyonsDen (15 of 66)

 

Getting firewood with the chainsaw

Getting firewood with the chainsaw

 

Reflections

Reflections

There were fish jumping but I am not particularly surprised I didn’t catch any…I only had a bit of carrot for bait haha

We both took advantage of water that doesn't have crocs and jump in. Great temperature.

We both took advantage of water that doesn’t have crocs and jump in.

Ah well. Beautiful spot.

Still

Still sundown

2 Responses to Mt Britton to Eungella Dam

  1. David Holmgren August 19, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    The woodland scene is very nice, but by the standards of 1788 (Bill Gamage) it probably rates as forest. Good to see you are using the chainsaw. I assume so many people camp at that spot that there was no wood lying around. The final shot is lovely colour and composition, more of a painting than a photo.

    • Oliver Holmgren August 19, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

      You are right, there was not much wood to be had on the shores of the Eungella Dam at the camp site. Only high up in the trees and out in the water. I haven’t done much fine art photography on the trip so it was nice to arrive before the nice light and have time to find the shot with the upside down Y log. It is ISO 50, F22 and the Polarizing filter(approx 2 stop light reduction) to get rid of as much light as possible to get the 1.3 second shutter time to smooth the water a little. Could really do with a few neutral density filters. I actually missed the best of the light as the sun was going down while fiddling with settings. I am happy with the shot though.

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