Landscapes

Snowy Mountain Landscapes

Snowy Mountain Landscapes

Snowy Mountains  I needed to test a little piece of software so I thought I should put up a few landscape images from a recent trip to the Snowy Mountains for your enjoyment.

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Highlining Project Pulpit Pt2.

Highlining Project Pulpit Pt2.

The crew have returned to Pulpit Rock near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains and given the big Highline another attempt. Under some beautiful weather, the lines were set. And the attempts at crossing began. We were up there the whole weekend which also gave me the chance to sneak in a few landscapes. Below are a few of the images I captured over the weekend. Enjoy!!

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Central Coast, NSW, Australia

Central Coast, NSW, Australia

I was up shooting the Newcastle run over the weekend, a short course of either 6 or 12km’s around the streets of Newcastle with SuperSport Images. Being such a short course it finished very early in the morning leaving me with a bit of time on my hands to explore the coast down. I have always wanted to see and photograph Catherine Hill Bay Wharf so I made it a necessary stop on the itinerary for heading back south.

The whole surrounding area had just been ravaged by bushfires and there was still a smell of burning coal in the area. Its an area well known for its coal. All the leaves had fallen from the gum trees and It was probably the closest thing that you will see to Autumn colours in an Australian eucalypt forest.

Since It had just been raining in the area too I thought I would pay a visit to Somersby Falls and see them in full swing. Guess I was a bit early as they were still just a trickle. Still nice though.

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North Curl Curl Rock Pool

North Curl Curl Rock Pool

A spontaneous visit to North Curl Curl rock pool a couple of nights ago resulted in some surprise catches.The few clouds that were in the sky lit up beautifully and went through the full range of sunset colours.
I have also been playing around with a few new toys lately. These photos use a variable neutral density filter to slow down the length of exposure time. I’ll write a little bit more about them all soon. Until then….Enjoy!!!

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Palm Beach, Sydney, Australia

Palm Beach, Sydney, Australia

A couple of quick shot from a visit to Palm Beach at the end of Sydney’s Northern Beaches peninsula. I just nipped up here after work rather spontaneously but I am happy I did. I wanted to get a shot of the lighthouse for a while now.

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Blue Mountains and Kanangra Walls

Blue Mountains and Kanangra Walls

Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Australia

The early morning view looking out over the wilderness of Kanangra Boyd National Park

A trip over the New Year’s weekend to the Greater Blue Mountains and Kanangra Walls resulted in some shots that I am very happy with. It was nice to get out of the city for a short while. I had been in a rut lately, hence the shortage of recent posts, but a trip to a new destination always tends to crack the rut. A quick tip: If you find yourself in a creative rut take yourself out of your familiar surroundings.

Although I have been a few times to the Blue Mountains it is such a vast area that I think that I could take many trips up there without getting into a rut. They always seem to vary slightly whether it is due to a variation in light, visiting a different spot or a change in the weather. This was the first time I had been as far out as Kanangra Walls and without a doubt the walls look different at other times of the day. The shots from below were taken early morning but I think that late afternoon would be the best time to shoot the actual walls themselves. This is when the light would bring out the colours and light them up. In the morning the walls are all in shade as seen in the shot below (the actual are the cliffs on the right side of the picture).

One of the reasons I wanted to go on the trip was to visit a walk called the Grand Canyon Loop. It’s a beautiful walk that takes you down and along a narrow slot canyon. Inside of the canyon is mostly protected from the sun and is cool and moist with ferns lining the walls. If you leave early enough like I did you might be lucky to get a lot of it to yourself. Later in the day though plenty of people streamed through as it is such a popular walk. The walk takes about 4 hrs including plenty of photo-stops. It is an easy track to follow but make sure you take some food and water with you. The walk out get get quite warm.

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