Numinbah Valley 9: Natural Arch

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Faintlightofdawn on January 7, 2010

Great composition Ian, lovely exposure, best wishes, Fai

Ian Stehbens on January 7, 2010

You are welcome, Fai, to his beautiful part of my world: just an hour from home. Thanks for the encouragement.


Tom Lussier Photogra… on January 7, 2010

I really like both of these waterfall images Ian. This has strong lines with great colour and detail. The falls seemingly coming from the rock is very striking. Well done my friend. :)

Best regards from Virginia,


Ian Stehbens on January 7, 2010

Warm greetings, Tom.

I am concerned that your winter seems to be particularly severe. I imagine that you and your part of US are able to cope with your white weather, but some parts of Europe are struggling, including in UK and Ukraine. Kiev's transport system is almost shut down, and areas of the city are without power!

Thanks for your appreciation and assessments on these images. The creek falls through a large drillhole in the roof of the cave, a former lava tube in the basalt lava flows. My son-in-law has a better photo of this.

Appreciatively, Ian

bdeh on January 8, 2010

Great shot Ian. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on January 8, 2010

Thanks indeed, Berend.


jeff_msn123 on January 8, 2010

Beautiful shot.

Cheers, Jeff

Ghiocela on January 8, 2010

Great curtain .. of water!! Magic landscape, Ian! Kind regards, Simona

Silvyp on January 8, 2010

What a fantastic place Ian and an amazing photo :)



Ian Stehbens on January 8, 2010

Welcome Jeff, Peter, Simona and Silvy:

I appreciate your visits and that you can enjoy a little of this special place that I can visit easily. If you were ever to come to Brisbane this is one spot I would include in an itinerary!

Thank you for your appreciation, ♥♥♥♥♥, poetic interpretation and amazement.


Theolfa on January 8, 2010

This is so beautiful, Ian, that I feel sure that water nymphs live here. The Natural Bridge is echoed by the diagonal shape of the mosscovered rock in the foreground and the blackness of the background is enlivened by the delicate backlit green leaves. The falling water is the finishing touch. I love it! ☆ and BO. Theolfa

Ian Stehbens on January 8, 2010

Dear Theolfa,

I am pleased that this Bridge is natural enough to excite your love of beauty. Your critique is very special and your awards greatly appreciated!!


M and R on January 9, 2010

Amazing the contrast from your photo to Michael's in terms of the plant life. Sorry Dad, Michael's still has my vote, plus it hangs on my lounge room wall. Love Robyn

Ian Stehbens on January 9, 2010

No apologies required, Robyn, for Michael's photo has my vote too, and always will. I was surprised that I came back with one so similar for when you are there there are a variety of posibilities and without carrying a copy with me I couldn't recall what his was like, when faced with the complex reality.

But I did come back with a couple of other photos that I am pleased with!

Love Dad

Matt Haysom on January 9, 2010

Great composition Ian - love the view point, and only seeing a portion of the fall. Cheers, matt.

Ian Stehbens on January 10, 2010

Thanks for your affirmation, Matt. I am pleased that you like this, for you are a good photographer, especially on composition and selecting elements as subjects. I have reviewed your gallery again this morning and have added it into my favourites. Hope to see more of your work.



Matt Haysom on January 10, 2010

Cheers Ian - I've been busy of late with the camera, so have a bunch of shots to upload still. i appreciate the Add!

Ian Stehbens on January 11, 2010

I look forward to seeing more of your images, Matt.


ƤōƝƓ on January 11, 2010

This is an awesome composition, Ian. It teases me to want to discover more of the waterfall behind that rock curtain.

Golden ☆ + Best Of


Ian Stehbens on January 12, 2010

I am thrilled that you approve of this image and are teased by the composition. Perhaps it is private area behind the shower curtain, for the nymphs may be at play there!

Thanks for the awards, B@ngkok.


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