The Making of “Little Green Island” by Cheryl Eagers

Taken just off of Shoal Point, Mackay in Queensland, this picture captures the delicate beauty and serenity you can only find in this scenic region.

The just set sun offers light shades of blue and pink with wispy and subtle clouds across the horizon. The light reflects of the still water, almost giving the illusion of a snowy landscape across the water. Standing as a beacon in the image is Little Green Island – a true landmark of Shoal Point and a centrepiece to this image.

Technical Specs

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Lens: EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Focal Length: 27.0mm
  • Aperture: f/8
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter Speed:2.0 Seconds
  • Tripod Used: Yes
  • Flash used: No
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative

About the Experience

Making my way across the Shoal Point area, I needed a vantage point that was as close to the ground as I could get. Kneeling low among the water, I was hoping that I wouldn’t have any encounters with any little creatures around me (especially those marching crabs)!

I was absolutely blown away by the beauty and tranquility of the entire 360 degree panorama around me. This was actually a challenge, as it took me quite some time to find just the right angle to set up my camera and start taking shots!

It was the island itself that eventually drew me in – sitting amidst a subtle, light and soft horizon. After processing, the entire image reflects a softness that I felt while I was in the moment.

My Thoughts

Being here took me back to my own travels several years ago, learning about Little Green Island and its history. Edward de Bono once owned the small island, and I can definitely see why. Its beauty and tranquility provides a perfect place for thoughtful inspiration.

What I love most about this picture is the softness and subtly of all the details. While there are no striking or vivid colours, the small details of the land, water and sky all come together to bring me a great feeling of peace. I hope you feel the same way when you view it.

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