The Three Sisters Blue Mountains Katoomba
I made my way up to the Blue Mountains to shot a few of my favourite locations and then I decided on my way home to drop in at Echo Point and take a look at the Tree Sisters as there was a lot of dark angry looking cloud over the Grose Valley making its way across in the direction of the Jamison Valley.
As I arrived at Echo Point I was amazed at the gorgeous light that was falling on the Jamison Valley filtering through breaks in the clouds above and creating beautiful golden rays of sunlight through the clouds as the sun was beginning to set and directing the golden light low all over the valley.
I set up my tripod and metered the screen as I decided on the setting to use for the 3 bracketed images of the Three Sisters and the Jamison Valley.
I was patient and took my time as I waited for the light to fall on the Three Sisters and then the image I pictured in my mind came together in front of my eyes better than I had wished for.
Nikon 28mm AIS f2.8
3 images + / -1
The Aboriginal dream-time legend has it that three sisters, ‘Meehni’, ‘Wimlah’ and Gunnedoo’ lived in the Jamison Valley as members of the Katoomba tribe.
These beautiful young ladies had fallen in love with three brothers from the Nepean tribe, yet tribal law forbade them to marry.
The brothers were not happy to accept this law and so decided to use force to capture the three sisters causing a major tribal battle.
As the lives of the three sisters were seriously in danger, a witchdoctor from the Katoomba tribe took it upon himself to turn the three sisters into stone to protect them from any harm. While he had intended to reverse the spell when the battle was over, the witchdoctor himself was killed. As only he could reverse the spell to return the ladies to their former beauty, the sisters remain in their magnificent rock formation as a reminder of this battle for generations to come.