Andrea Green Photography

March 10, 2011

Cairns 2

Filed under: Cairns, Landscapes, Seascapes — andreagreenphotography @ 9:38 am

Here is another shot that was taken in Cairns over at Green Island. I love the colour of the water and the bright blue skies over there. You just feel so relaxed and peaceful. Well I do anyway. I love the beach, anything with water really and especially tropical places so Cairns is an ideal place for me.

It’s just so gorgeous.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II

EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM at 16mm


1/125 sec

ISO 100

Polarising Filter



  1. This looks very inviting indeed Andrea – keep an eye on the horizon levels 🙂

    Comment by Tony Middleton — March 13, 2011 @ 6:58 am

    • Thanks Tony,
      Hey when you say about the horizon are you talking about sloping on the right? I don’t know why that happened as it’s not stitched, how do you fix that? I thought it was a problem and then I thought it was just an optical illusion because someone else had something like that in a shot and I’d said their horizon was a little sloping and they said it was an optical illusion because of some rocks etc that were near the horizon.
      Any thoughts?

      Comment by andreagreenphotography — March 13, 2011 @ 8:41 am

      • hi Andrea, I think part of the horizon in this one is appearing to have a ‘bulge’ up due to being shot on such a wide angle lens and it being in the upper half of the frame. It does appear to still have a slight tilt to the right which can easily be corrected by custom rotating the image a touch in photoshop. I hope this helps…
        Other than that I just want to jump in there and go snorkelling ! 🙂

        Comment by Tony Middleton — March 14, 2011 @ 9:55 am

      • Hi Tony, Thanks for that, I’ll give it a try. I did notice it but I thought it was the illusion, I didn’t think to do the custom rotating because it was a strange shape. I’ll give that a go. Thanks a mil Andrea

        Comment by andreagreenphotography — March 14, 2011 @ 11:44 am

      • Hey Tony, what about now do you think that’s enough to fix the bulge?
        Cheers Andrea

        Comment by andreagreenphotography — March 26, 2011 @ 9:25 am

  2. Hey Andrea, this is fabulous, i love the sun reflections in the water, just makes me want to jump right in!

    Comment by Adam Monk — March 14, 2011 @ 4:15 am

  3. Thanks alot Adam, yeh it does look pretty inviting doesn’t it? It’s actually not as nice as you think, the water is really hot, it’s more refreshing when you jump in, get out and the wind hits you, such a shame because the scenery in Cairns is just so beautiful but you can’t really swim there. Maybe I shouldn’t be saying this it ruins the illusion doesn’t it? LOL

    Comment by andreagreenphotography — March 14, 2011 @ 4:20 am

  4. Rotating it will only even up the horizon, not straighten it. But it will look better like that I would think 🙂
    To straighten would be a bit more involved and entail warping or distorting it back to straight and level.

    have fun 🙂

    Comment by Tony Middleton — March 14, 2011 @ 11:57 am

    • Oh that’s why I’m a bit confused because the horizon isn’t sloping as such I thought it wouldn’t work properly to just straighten the horizon. I will have a go at your suggestions and I was thinking maybe I could try liquifying it a bit to push down the bulge and I may be able to lift the right edge a touch.

      Comment by andreagreenphotography — March 14, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

  5. Hi Andrea…another nice shot, but this is an example of going just a little too much with the polariser on the right where it is very dark.

    Great colours though and nice and peacefull as you say!

    Comment by True North Mark — March 26, 2011 @ 8:33 am

  6. Thanks Mark, so when your saying overboard with the polariser would you not turn it then until it goes to the darkest shade you would cut it back a touch or are you talking post production?

    Comment by andreagreenphotography — March 26, 2011 @ 8:57 am

  7. Hi Andrea – yep, that’s a lot better – well done ! 🙂

    Comment by Tony Middleton — March 26, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

  8. Hi Andrea, lovely reef image. It is a great spot up there.

    Comment by Andrew Brown — May 10, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

  9. I visited Cairns a year ago and it is certainly of the beautiful places I have been to.
    Great photo, I like your work.

    Comment by jeb610 — April 16, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    • Thanks very much, I love Cairns, it is on my too do again list for the very near future. I only got a few days there and it was no where near enough time

      Comment by andreagreenphotography — April 16, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

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