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

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Reflections of a fern

I recently took a trip out to the Glow worm tunnel in the Wollemi National Park to have a look at some canyon type areas for possible images. What amazed me about this area was the incredible ferns that grew in such quantities and size. It was like being transported into some jurassic park like movie set at times, without the flesh eating dinosaurs of course. Coming across this image I noticed how the water in the pool was a strange orange in colour. This occurs when iron oxide deposits react with oxygen in the air, giving the rusty coloured effect in the water. This effect on the colour of the water makes for a great photo when coupled with the lush green ferns, creating a spectacular scene.

Reflections of a fern

 

I also managed to capture a few other images on the day including the iconic blue tongued lizard that you can see here on my Ben Pearse Photography facebook page. I look forward to returning to this area to experience and capture some more beautiful scenes. This image is available for purchase here. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Anzac day, take care……..

cheers ben

more images from the same area…….enjoy

Glow worm tunnelFern Poolferns reaching for lightAbsence of light