Paronella Park, A Place You Can Find Only in Fairy Tales

 

Shot using a Nikon D700 using a 14-24mm lens with a shutter speed of 75 seconds on f22 and no flash on an overcast day.

Paronella Park – Owen Wilson Photography – Shot using a Nikon D700 using a 14-24mm lens with a shutter speed of 75 seconds on f22 and no flash on an overcast day.

Created by Jose` Paronella. Paronella Park was built 1930-1935 when it was opened to the public. One man’s dream fulfilled, built on 5 hectares of lush tropical paradise beside Mena Creek. The park works using a Hydro powered original 1930’s system.

The inspiration for this tropical paradise was this 45ft waterfall, which flows all year round with pristine spring water, known as Teresa Falls.

This shot was also taken on a Nikon D700 digital SLR camera using a 24-70mm lens on f2.8 with a shutter speed of 106 seconds using no flash, on an overcast day.

Owen Wilson Photography – Waterfall. This shot was also taken on a Nikon D700 digital SLR camera using a 24-70mm lens on f2.8 with a shutter speed of 106 seconds using no flash, on an overcast day. 

This gives that beautiful water flow movement effect enhanced only by the lighting provided for after dark tours of the park.
The lushness of the park is evident by the moss covering the building and these stairs. The park is inundated after high rainfall. This happens almost every year sometimes more than once.

This image was shot on the D800 Nikon only using a 14-24mm lens with a shutter speed of 75 seconds on f16 with no flash, on an overcast day.

Owen Wilson Photography – This image was shot on the D800 Nikon only using a 14-24mm lens with a shutter speed of 75 seconds on f16 with no flash, on an overcast day.

I find cloudy days gives the best light for shots like these, no harsh shadows and even light.
Paronella Park is situated along Canecutter Way between Silkwood and Innisfail. Truly a journey worth making to this wonderful piece of Australia, you won’t be disappointed. I enjoyed my visits immensely, I have been here several times now. If you would like to see more of my amazing images of this park, please visit www.owenwilson.net.au look under Cairns in the Queensland categories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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