The Three Sisters – Blue Mountains

The Three Sisters are a rock formation in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, about two hours outside Sydney. The large number of eucalyptus trees in the forests give the area a blue haze. This photograph was taken at dusk and although it was great to capture the last of the day’s sun lighting up the rocks (as the sun set behind me as I captured these images) I prefer the dusk image. They are flood lit which makes it easier to record the detail in the rock as it gets darker. My main problem was keeping my very light tripod still in the high (and extremely cold) winds. It is very difficult to give a landscape of this size an idea of scale. Between the far left sister and the “main land” there is a walkway just at the bottom where it indents. You have to look really closely to see the railing. I must say a huge thank you to my old work colleague Carol for introducing me to Jan who took me on an amazing tour of the region, I can’t thank you both enough for making this photograph happen.

2 Replies to “The Three Sisters – Blue Mountains”

  1. The first thing I thought when I saw this photo was I want to go there! And for me that says a lot about the photo. I love the blue haze over the trees, against the bright blue sky. Gorgeous.

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