Where time is timeless

Where time is timeless

By |2014-08-16T12:14:43+00:00Jun 10th, 2014|
I can’t say I remember seeing actual trees growing right out of sand – like… full on trees. But there they were in Cairns. While photographing one of the 2014 Cairns Ironman athletes along a lightly trafficked portion of Captain Cook Highway, I took a break to take in my surroundings. I don’t think it requires much convincing when I say that this was one of the most tranquil locations that I’ve ever been to. It was simply beautiful.

I took this photo with my Sony A7 and FE 70-200 lens. Now that I have all of my photos imported into my production Lightroom catalog back at home, I edited it in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the Nik Collection by Google along with some slight Lightroom adjustments..


  1. Samuel Smith June 10, 2014 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    The mangroves can be beautiful. Did you get up to Walsh's Pyramid when you were there? It's just south of Cairns next to Gordonvale. The view from the top is incredible! Clouds drifting below you, sugarcane and beet fields to the north, a glint from the ocean on the east, and to the south tropical forest covering hills dripping with waterfalls.

    Can you tell I'd love to go back? ;-)

  2. Brian Matiash June 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    +Samuel Smith The only places we had a chance to visit for leisure shooting were the Atherton Tablelands and off the coast by the Arlington Reeg.

  3. Isaura Umanzor June 10, 2014 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Thank you

  4. Neil Howard June 10, 2014 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    The Mangroves of Nth Qld are amazing aren't they Brian… I can almost smell the mangroves from your image ..

  5. Sandy Edgar June 10, 2014 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    That's just down the road from where I live

  6. Eleanor Preger June 10, 2014 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    Stunning, Brian

  7. Roshika Hettiarachchi June 11, 2014 at 3:49 am - Reply


  8. eftimios katsonis June 11, 2014 at 4:47 am - Reply


  9. Henry Chen June 11, 2014 at 7:43 am - Reply

    nice pic sir

  10. Madjid Tabli June 11, 2014 at 9:44 am - Reply


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  12. jeri caudill June 11, 2014 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    soooo beautiful1 id love to see that sometime in my life

  13. Chris Del Grande June 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    Fantastic shot

  14. eftimios katsonis June 12, 2014 at 5:06 am - Reply


  15. Linda J June 12, 2014 at 6:24 am - Reply

    Outstanding!! Just beautiful!!

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