Canyoning in the Blue Mountains

1-10-2015_Rocky-Creek_Canyon-1-flat-EditI was lucky enough to spend the day exploring one of the Blue Mountains beautiful canyon systems with some friends and amazing photographers.

These deep dark canyons glow with filtered sunlight and luminous walls of ferns. Capturing the scale and beauty of a place like this is next to impossible, it has to be experienced.

A first look through my images and this one stands out for me, an image of my good friend Jake Anderson taking it all in.

Tree Root Detail

From a hike in the Blue Mountains, a little Tree root detail in the Valley of the Waters.

I have been taking a lot of B&W images lately, well colour images with the express intent of converting to B&W later, sometimes you just know that B&W is going to show up the details and themes in an image better than colour can. The textures and twisted patterns of these tree roots get lost in the greens and browns of the colour image, but come through clearer in the B&W.

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Govetts leap, Grose Valley, Dawn

Early morning in the blue mountains near Govetts Leap.

Blue Mountains Landscape Photographer Govetts Leap at Dawn

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A long exposure after a long day hiking in the Blue Mountains

Spent a day hiking in the Blue Mountains last week, was fantastic to get out of the city.

I needed a bit of a break before atempting the long walk back up to the car (why does the Blue Mountains have so many stairs) so I decided to play around with my 10 stop ND filter, this image was a 60sec exposure and a few atempts to get my composition right gave me enough time to prepare for the hike back, and i think the photo turned out pretty good, hope you like it.

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Victoria Falls

Victoria falls, January 2012

Getting down to Victoria falls is a massive effort, its further into the mountains than I usually go (12kms past Katoomba), has 5kms of dirt rd to get to the start of the path and then 2kms of steep descent. But…

It’s worth it.

We even went on a terrible day for photography, full sun, no clouds and really hot. But once down at the cascades and waterfall it was great, we had the entire place to ourselves and the scenery was beautiful.

Will definitely be visiting this location again.

Panorama of the view from the lookout and the top of the trail and below some images from the day.

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