Cool River in PNG

This is one of my favourite excursions in PNG. There is a torrent of freezing cold fresh water raging out of the mountain side being fed by the 6m rainfall in the area. The cool water is so refreshing and as it meets the 29 degrees salt water a nice little peak is formed for some good body surfing.

The people come down from the highlands and travel for 2 days to meet us.

Once again very humbling.

~ by True North Mark on December 2, 2009.

23 Responses to “Cool River in PNG”

  1. Hi Mark,
    Just watched Mike’s video, awesome area. The volcano was pretty cool!
    Keep up the good work mate.


  2. awesome colour mate, nice scene.

  3. Looks very inviting.

  4. Love the water colour in this one mate.

    Like to have something like that in the backyard !!!

  5. Love the shot…
    Did you use any filters for this shot? Also what equipment and setting did you use?
    Great Work!!!

    • Hi Luke,

      Thanks for the comments mate: I used an ND filter to get a shutter speed of about 1.6 seconds from memory Luke. Canon 1Ds MK3 with a 50mm prime at F8 on a Gitzso tripod with a Manfrotto head and about an 8 shot pano stitch with PT Gui.



  6. Really like this Mark.

  7. very very beautiful!

  8. Hi Mark,

    This is just such a sweet image. I love the white rocks contrasted against those beautiful blues. I could just imagine putting a deckchair in the water and relaxing.


    • Yes Jamie but reality was that inbetween shooting this shot and a few others I was saving a couple of the ladies from a rip!

      They were ok but the wTer flow out of this river was quite strong and they just couldn’t get across it…so off to the rescue I went!



  9. Can’t beat those tropical spots for vivid colors and sensational landscapes … nice capture to bring back …

  10. Check out the colour of that water! Reminds me of the waterfall on the Roaring Burn on the Milford Track, NZL. The water was so clear that we jump in for a swim, even though it was fed by ice melt and only a few degrees!

  11. I like this one Mark – very exotic and refreshing feel to it! It definitely looks like a special place 🙂

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