AG Flickr photo: Fern gully

By AG staff 28 June 2011
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An ethereal shot of some lush ferns is this week’s AG Flickr shot.

THIS WEEK’S AG FLICKR photo is an ethereal shot of lush ferns, by contributor Paula McManus.

“I took this photo whilst on a photo walk with a group of photography friends in Waterfall Gully, South Australia,” says Paula. “The photo walking group meet on the first Saturday of every month and we usually choose a location that is within 30 minutes’ travelling distance of the Adelaide CBD.

While waiting on a bridge for a couple of the group members to arrive, I wandered to the other side of the road and looked down into a small patch of ferns. I loved the play of patterns, light and colour and took a couple of photographs before moving off with the group. It was a cold and icy Saturday morning and we were keen to keep moving. 

Waterfall Gully is located approximately 5km from the city of Adelaide and is a popular and easily accessible waterfall park. There is a walking track from the first falls that connects to Mt Lofty and Cleland National Park.

I am fairly new to photography, only taking an involved interest in that began in December 2008. I try to capture that ‘something’ that I see, and with each shot I enjoy the randomness and wonderful surprise of the moment. Photography has given me so much – it has opened up a whole new world to me, but I would have to say that the biggest gift that photography has given me is the wonderful people who I have met – both in person and online. I have met some truly wonderful people that I am proud to call my friends.”

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This pic appeared in the Australian Geographic Flickr group. Share your own photography and it could be featured on Australian Geographic online!