Walking through a rainforest on a cruise along Arthur River

Last week when I did the post Taking a cruise on the Arthur River in Tasmania I said there would be more from that day.

When we got off the boat at the place we would be having lunch we had the opportunity to go for a walk in the rainforest.

I’m not gonna lie, it was hard to take photos, it was so dark under the massive canopy and trying to get photos in focus was so hard. I keep thinking I can’t do this type of photography without a tripod, but I have to admit I know I’m missing lots of shots because I don’t take it with me.

I get so disappointed because I get home and so many photos are either out of focus or really noisy because I had to turn the ISO up so high. Most of you know that I love rainforests and I want to start getting some good images of them. We have rainforests everywhere here and I want to take advantage of them.

The next question is what tripod do I want to take with me. Then I need to make sure I take it. Once I’m out there I have to force myself to set it up and use it. It is the only way I’m going to get the best possible photos.

I will have to experiment and see which tripod will work best. It will be one of my 3 Legged Thing tripods, I just don’t know which one it will be.

I’m happy with the photos I got, but, but if I had known that we would have had so much time where we had lunch I would have taken the tripod and taken my time taking some photos. I was so determined to take it easy that day and travel light. I guess sometimes you just don’t know and being prepared is not always what I do. Something I need to get better at.

The images were taken with the Fujifilm X-T5 and the Tamron 18-300mm lens.

Here is a sample of some of the images that I got on that day. Such a great spot.

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  1. You may have been frustrated by the lack of light but it doesn’t show – you’ve captured the rainforest beautifully! I especially like the shots with light catching a few leaves.

  2. These are fabulous photos!! Rainforests are lovely and it’s an amazing experience. I’ve been to one in Ghana over 20 years ago, and I loved every moment of it. If you have rainforests to visit, you’ll have to go again and with your tripod. See, it’s an excuse to go back and relish in nature!!

    1. Thank you. They are special and I hate it when they want to log or dam them. I plan on going again and find more around me. I will, it is a good excuse.

    2. I feel the same way. They are special ecosystems and can’t be replaced.
      Yes, go again…you are lucky to live close to one. More new discoveries to make.

  3. Leanne, the photos are beautiful and give viewers a true sense of being in the forest. As for a tripod, I am with you. I have one and rarely use it. If I go to a bird blind, then I take it. If I’m just hiking, I don’t. The compromise is to carry a monopod. It helps me stabilize my hands and is very light. Sometimes I bring a monopod when I do flower macros.

    1. Thank you Egidio, good to hear you get that. I’m not a massive fan of monopods, my tripod can be converted to one, so I might try it. Thanks for that tip.

  4. Leanne–these are wonderful! The sunlight in your header and last photos is beautiful. And that lacey fern photo… You did great. I would not have known you were having trouble getting these photos if you’d not said.

    1. Thank you Lois. I like the sun peeking through on some things. Glad you like them. I had so much trouble, but I need to stop that from happening.

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