The Mary Cairncross Reserve is a magical place, tucked way in a nook not far from Maleny in the Queensland Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Since it's close to where I live, we tend to drop in there every now and then. Depending on the weather and recent history of rain, or not, it always presents a different face. The post-rain dense foliage does amazing things and provides cool effects that teach the photographer to make use of the sharp Australian sun—at just about any time of day.
We went there over Easter for a shoot—not of people, but of the forest and its flora and fauna—and if you want to have a look at a full collection of the pics, look here. Below are just a few, to give you a taste. Most of them are about light and shadow, translucency and reflections.