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.

Hanging Rock in the Mist

13/2/2014  –  Hanging Rock, Blue Mountains


Spent the morning watching the clouds and mists rolling up the valley from hanging rock.

Such a fantastic way to spend a few hours, the 11km round trip hike was not really that bad either 🙂


Hanging-Rock 13-2-2014 from Ben.Coope on Vimeo.

Some images from the morning below as well.







The Misty Mountains

A few weekends ago i spent the a day Canyoning in the Blue Mountains. Jenni and I did Empress Canyon with ASM as an introduction and absolutely loved it.

Unfortunately i could not take pictures, my water proof setup is huge (D90 in a pelican case) so with the large group we went with it would have slowed everyone down to get the camera out and dry my hands etc and i don’t have a waterproof compact (i think a GoPro Hero would be perfect for a small camera in a canyon).

But since it was an amazing misty day i did get to take photos around Katoomba later in the evening, it was great to wander around the mountains in the mist with nobody about (that i could see anyways, the mist was that think). These are some of the photos.


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Glenbrook Gorge

I visited Glenbrook gorge in the Blue Mountains just west of Sydney, with a group of photographers from Lens School, for the first time last week.
It was nice to try something a little bit different and take some photos away from the beaches for a day. I’m looking forward to re-visiting the gorge in early morning or late evening light to see how the massive orange cliffs light up with a low sun angle.
I also took some B&W photos with my film camera which was lots of fun, starting a B&W landscape project over the next few months.

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