Waterfalls and steps

After dropping my gear off at the Boyd River camping ground I did a quick run down to the Kanangra Walls which also holds a fantastic waterfall at the bottom of a rough bush track that is made up of slate and what only seemed like around 400 steps on the way down.

It’s a scientific fact that if you count the amount of steps going down to a place any account the amount of steps coming up from the exact same place on the exact same path, there are always four times as many steps going up. It’s really weird like that, and this place was no exception.

It’s return walk of about an hour but I think you can actually do it in about half an hour if you reasonably fit. You do have to be really careful however as there are no fences and the ground is made up of shale and can be very slippery in places with no chance of forgiveness for a slip could see you fall off the edge of the cliff. ūüôā

It is however worth the walk because at the bottom you come to a fantastic little waterfall that has a fairly deep hole at the bottom of which makes for a very refreshing place for a swim on a hot day.

Kanangra Walls Waterfall
Kanangra Walls Waterfall

Given that this was peak season I had this waterfall all to myself which I thought was kind of amazing.

After all who wouldn’t want to be here!

I sat down there for around 45 minutes or so admiring the waterfall and testing out the cool freshwater, especially as it was really hot.

Kanangra Walls Waterfall
Kanangra Walls Waterfall

It was started to get dark down there so it was time to head off back up the 8 million steps so I could reach the top just in time before the sunset and giving me a fantastic opportunity to photograph Blue Mountains and the Kanangra Walls in all its glory while I enjoy the last few hours of 2015.

Where Will 2016 Take You?

As the last sunsets over the evening sky for 2015 we all generally like to sit back and bot reflect on the year that has gone and look forward toward the year that is ahead.  Most of us will have grand plans of what it will be like and the amazing things we will achieve.

Most will move on from new years day with little direction toward the grand plans they made just a few hours before.

 

I see the world through a lens and in a¬†series of frames, with each frame different¬†from the next and all frames unique and can¬†never be repeated, so if¬†you do just one thing tonight take a photo of yourself¬†with all the warmth of these new and wonderful grand plans you have for the year ahead, and¬†when you lose faith or just get busy in life¬†pull out that photo and remember….. ¬†Remember that moment in time where you were for just a fraction of a second free to dream and become whatever you want to be.¬†¬†ūüôā

The process of¬†capturing a fraction in time that lasts a lifetime is an amazing thing and one I don’t think I will ever get sick of.

Now for me I will be spending¬†tonight not alone but with the love of my life. ¬†Under the stars with my photography ūüôā

For me the night life and the crisp¬†early mornings make for fantastic photos so I will be spending it under the stars with my camera by my side to¬†capture¬†one of Australian’s¬†true wonders…… ¬†The Australian Blue Mountains.

What are you planning for tonight? and what amazing things will you be doing over the next year?

Wishing on a star, night photography, camiping, rhino rack, foxwing sunseeker
Wishing on a star

PS: If you are interesting in learning how to capture night shots like this one and the¬†technique¬†of painting with light let me know as I am looking and conducting some workshops if the interest is there. ūüôā

Technical Info:

  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Aperture: 2.8
  • Focal Length: 24 mm
  • Lighting: Used a flash¬†light to paint¬†the trees and everything in the foreground.

Time To Relax

Christmas holidays are all about relaxing for me.  Some like to hang out with friends & family and some like to hit the tourist places.

I spend a lot of the year at events, parties and with lots and lots of¬†people I didn’t know before the event, so for me this time of the year is about hiding and getting away from it all.

Spending time getting back to nature and grounding my soul for the year ahead.

It’s about having and giving myself time so I can in turn give that back through my work.

What do you do this time of year?

Kicking back and relaxing
Kicking back and relaxing