New South Wales

Jenolan Caves, New South Wales

I had some time between underground cave tours to explore the greater Jenolan Caves Park area, so I decided to take a walk down the River Trail. Shortly after leaving the central gathering area of the park I came to a steel bridge that led across a ravine and continued down river.

I took this shot from the edge of the small bridge that overlooked a tiny cascade and a beautiful pool surrounded with lush greenery. Vibrant magenta flowers were growing out of cracks in the rock directly below the bridge that added a nice foreground element.

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Berowra Heights, New South Wales

Hiking back down the hill after watching the sun set on my first night in the Sydney area, Tash mentioned that there had been a fairly big fire some years ago in the area. Scary to think about all the dry brush land being ignited so close to a residential area, but luckily it was contained quickly.

Though no homes were lost or damaged, the brush and trees on the hill top weren’t so lucky. This tree had the base of its stump burned out, but has managed to come back to life and branch out from the destruction. I had to use a flash for some fill light on this one as it was quickly getting dark.

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Located in the heart of the Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls towers at an astonishing 614ft in three tiers. The falls are somewhat seasonal and fed by the Jamison Creek and is a short(ish) drive from Sydney. Continue reading

A very photogenic rock face with the wonderful Tash. We managed to get quite a few shots at this location. Australia, 2009



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