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From the carpark at the end of Ridgewell Rd, Blackheath, this view is accessible after a one hour walk along the Baltzer Lookout track.

This photo was featured in the UK Sun newspaper on Oct 24, 2011.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/38893...

This is in the Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia.

It was an adventure for me just getting to the point where I took this photo .. slid part of the way down a gravelly slope on my butt to avoid falling. It would have been much easier without all the camera gear. I got a stress headache watching them stroll to the edge & casually look down. It is such an incredible piece of nature though & was well worth the effort to capture it.

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Australian Bush & Rainforest Photography, Dec 2008.
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Your Country’s Best, May 2011.
Explore Page, May 2011.
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Amateur Photographer’s Association, Nov 2012.
In His Name, Nov 2012.
A Place To Call Home, Nov 2012.
Zingers, Nov 2012.
The Group, Nov 2012.
Australia’s Trails & Tracks, Nov 2013.
Image Writing, Feb 2014.
Destination Australia, Oct 2014.

Challenge Win
Quality Art & Photography, Take Me To Australia challenge (equal first), Nov 2011.

5992 views as of Sept 27, 2014.

Photographed with a Canon 400D.

I sold an 8″ × 12″ print of this photo to a work customer on Aug 23, 2011.

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Closer side view

Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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Comments

  • Snapshot20
    Snapshot20over 6 years ago

    Good word!
    That gives me the willies seeing that person up there.
    Reminds me of the Roadrunner cartoon when hes out on a creg and it cracks and he falls.

  • Yes, I know what you mean. I just added a comment about getting a headache watching them casually stroll to the edge. Given that you can see daylight between the cliff & the rock I don’t know if I would call them fearless or some other term implying a lack of sense. No sign of the Roadrunner or the Coyote.

    – Michael Matthews

  • DavidIori
    DavidIoriabout 6 years ago

    Great Capture

  • Thanks David. I see that the Blue Mountains is a favourite area of yours as well.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Travis Easton
    Travis Eastonabout 6 years ago

    I had a picture of Lucas Trihey doing a roped bungee jump off this on my toilet wall for much of my youth, fantastic place, nice shote Michael.

  • Crikeys. Some people seem to have no fear. Thanks for the compliment Travis.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithalmost 6 years ago

    Blimey!!! I’m sweating just sitting here looking at your photo.

  • Yep, I know the feeling. I saw a similar pic on the net just before I went out there & I was feeling nervous looking at it. You can imagine how I felt watching this pair casually stroll to the edge as if it was as wide as a football field. Circus performers perhaps.

    – Michael Matthews

  • John Shortt-Smith
    John Shortt-Smithalmost 6 years ago

    Nice one

  • Thanks John.

    – Michael Matthews

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    NatureGreeting...over 5 years ago

    Michael, this is so awesome!! Its so amazing the how much this rock looks like the Crag!! What a gorgeous place, sure could play here ll day!!

  • Thank you & thanks for the favouriting. I was just thinking how lucky I was to see this couple walk to the edge that day because I don’t think many people would be game to do the same thing. Must get out there again this spring.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Andy Newman
    Andy Newmanabout 5 years ago

    Excellent image, great use of scale.

  • Thanks Andy .. & I didn’t pay them a cent.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardover 4 years ago

    The inclusion of the people adds scale to this fabulous image

    A beauty

  • Sure does. Thanks Kym & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • David Murphy
    David Murphyover 4 years ago

    !!!!!!,……geezus Michael, i have that funny feeling in my feet looking at this…..
    pooping the britches a near certainty if i was out there!!
    Great shot!!

  • Thanks David. I think my fear of heights is about on par with yours. I could feel my body falling over the edge taking this, the head was pounding & the body was becoming paralytic. This was the first trip. On my 3rd trip I managed to focus more on the beauty of the rock & not on falling & that made it a much more enjoyable experience. Progress !!

    – Michael Matthews

  • Gerry  Temple
    Gerry Templeover 4 years ago

    Fantastic image. I love it

  • Thanks Gerry & thanks for the favouriting.

    – Michael Matthews

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