Adelina Falls

Adelina Falls-Triptych

Nestled down in the mid Blue Mountains is the wonderful little township called Lawson. I had heard rumours that there were some waterfalls in the area for some time and thought it was about time to check these so called waterfalls out. I have to say that I was really surprised at the quality and beauty of the waterfalls in this area. I couldn’t believe that I had waited so long to venture into this beautiful part of the mid mountains and felt a little ashamed it had taken me so long to get here. Adelina Falls was only a short stroll into a rainforest like landscape, where lush green ferns and moss cover the sides of the damp sandstone walls. Though the water levels is down due to our lack of significant rainfall, there was plenty for me to work with and it allowed me to create the images above.

I have always enjoyed the challenge of creating waterfall images in low light as it allows me to harness some wonderful mood within the colour of the water. It reminded me of this image I took in low light resulting in some stunning blue tones due to the absence of light and the long exposure needed to create the image. There are many more waterfalls to explore in the lower Blue Mountains and I look forward to capturing them all in time. I will  definitely be returning to these beautiful areas over this years winter & I look forward to showcasing these hidden gems for you. This image and more can be purchased here.

cheers ben

Moss covered walls

Moss covered walls

lush green ferns

lush green ferns

blue tones

blue tones

Triptych delights

Autumn 2013-TriptychOkay so perhaps I get a little carried away when Autumn is upon us. I just love how it can transform an area into something really quite magical. A street that you may have driven down a hundred times, suddenly becomes alive with new colours and vibrancy causing you too slow down as you witness it in different light. It’s like your partner putting on a beautiful dress or outfit and your like wow, “you look just stunning”, nature seems to do that too. It’s saying,  “hey, check out my new look, you like it?.

I was a bit worried that the colours this year were not going to happen as the leaves in some areas has started to fall. However like some I know they were just a little slow getting dressed, but the wait was well worth it. One of the great things being a photographer is witnessing change. I love how a landscape scene can completely changed in the space of minutes if not seconds. I remember standing at the iconic 3 Sisters in Katoomba watching the valley transform rapidly as a storm approached. I was amazed to see a half rainbow suddenly appear in front of me and just as quick it was gone, see it here

Autumn Abstract 2013

So if you have time go and take a look at the beautiful colours on display before nature puts on something daggy for winter. All prints are available for purchasing here. Have a super week all, see you out there……

cheers ben                                                                                                                                                                            more awesome AutumnessAutumn light

Autumn in the Blue Mountains

Autumn colours

Autumn at Wenty lake

Streets aglow with colour

Streets aglow with colour