Cape Tribulation, Queensland, 24 July 2022
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Some of the images in this post are as normal as a fish and chips shop and others, not quite as much and may include an element of infrared. I’ll leave you to work out which.
We headed north from where we were staying at Cape Trib(ulation) and hoped to get to Cowie Beach but we did get as far as Emmagen Creek where we went on a walk on a swimming hole track.
The image doesn’t give you a scale but this is a huge banyon tree in a clearing. The aerial roots (hanging down to the ground) are about 10 to 12 feet high.
Looking up under the banyon tree.
A different view of the banyon tree.
Tree roots beside a swimming hole.
(I wonder whether you can tell which image is infrared and which is not).
A very peaceful place (well, at least when other people weren’t around).
Emmagen Creek crossing.
This is as far as we got in our small Chinese MG hire car. It wasn’t so much that we couldn’t go across the creek but a sign said four wheel only after that and I wasn’t about to chance it in an unsuitable hire car that would become uninsured.
A bush turkey was wandering around at the side of the road.
Tree trunk covered in vines.
After coming back and having lunch, we are now at Dubuji Boardwalk, a few hundred yards south od Madja Boardwalk that we visited previously and also backing onto Myall Beach.
Is it a forest or an anthropomorphic sculpture park?
This vine is thick-leaved raphidophora.
This is a bush turkey nest mound. The path beside it gives a sense of how large it is. The male makes it for the female to lay eggs deep inside it between august and February each year.
It seems one could easily get lost in an untracked wilderness.
Looking up at fan palms.
A nice little swimming spot or paddling pool, probably shallow and quite muddy but probably no crocodiles around.
Bark of a eucalypt, back where we were staying.
A hanging plant in flower just near our residence.
Funghi at the base of a tree.
And now, a few bonus images…
Sometimes in North Queensland you might see a rhinoceros resting on a beach and in this case he’s probably swum there from the castle on the distant island.
It’s not very common to see a large monitor lizard on the beach and a large sailing ship on the horizon but in this case I have the photograph to prove it.
Some times it may seem as though the end of the world is nearing.
And other times it may seem that it’s already happened.
The last four images are not strictly traditional photographs. It is possible that you may have guessed that.
I have been playing round with the new Generative Fill in Photoshop Beta. The images I started from are all in this post or the previous post and three of the four were infrared. In three of the four images, I extended the boundaries of the image and asked Photoshop to imagine what might lie there. In two of the images I dropped in objects and Photoshop fitted them into the lighting and tones of the image.
You can also delete parts of an image and Photoshop will reconstruct even a complex background that may have been there. So the images are no longer really photographs but they are part photographs and partly AI.