Blue Mountains is an easy weekend getaway about two hours from Sydney and is a perfect way to relax over a quiet weekend amidst vast mountains , valleys and waterfalls
Getting down the train at the lovely little town of Leura
And then on to our cottage which also has a small observatory
Colours of the sky as dusk sets in
Looking at the outer edge of our galaxy from the inside. A perfect place to see a star studded night sky . This is a shot at a moonless midnight just outside of the cottage in a cold but clear night with several trials, tripod and an auto shutter release. Glad as this is my first shot of our galaxy - the milky way. Composition could have been much better with horizon but the band was right overhead.
Was up early next morning and headed to Wentworth falls . The water falls deep, about a hundred meters on the first fall and then further second drop. Climbing down to the first drop is easier but to get to the bottom of the second drop you have to be very adventurous as this is a seriously steep climb down. ( and therefore up too ). Notice to the right of the falls, there are two cliffs cut away. These have railings for you to stand and admire the beauty of the Jamison valley below
One of the cascades of Wentworth called weeping falls ( Probably called so because of the streaks of water falling down to the right as though one is weeping )
Another beautiful cascade right at the top of Wentworth falls. This is at the edge of the fall . Right behind me from where this is shot, it is a hundred meter drop
The three sisters and Jamison valley in the backdrop. Looking from Echo point.
With some References to Wikipedia