Following on from the popular view of this site, I thought I’d add a closer view of this amazing rock & the two fearless people who casually wandered to the edge while I hit some incredulous state of mind.

This photo featured in the UK Daily Mail on Oct 24, 2011.

This is Hanging Rock near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains National Park in Australia. This view is just past the track that leads from the carpark at the end of Ridgewell Rd to Baltzers Lookout.

Photographed with a Canon 400D.

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Here they are again

Hanging Rock by itself

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.
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  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 5 years ago

    It makes me giddy just looking at them perched out there ! amazing capture and view Michael

  • Thanks for the compliment Trudi. I felt the same way when I saw a similar photo before the trip, but I just had to see this amazing piece of nature first hand & I never expected to see this fearless show.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 5 years ago

    Simply amazing Michael – but you wouldn’t get me up there for quids :o))

  • Thanks Sharon. I don’t think a million dollars would tempt me to go that far.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Carol  Lewsley
    Carol Lewsleyover 5 years ago

    WOW Michael this is an instant fave brilliant capture wish i was as fearless as the 2 people in your photo

  • Thanks Carol & thanks for the favouriting. Makes me wonder if they are afraid of anything.

    – Michael Matthews

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsover 5 years ago

    Superb capture Michael, I can’t say that I wouldn’t attempt it, I’ve been known to do stranger things! I can remember a partner may years ago standing and looking in the other directon whilst I was on my belly taking shots of gulls nesting on a cliff face! :-))

  • Thanks for the compliment David. I’m getting a good picture of that cliff scenario. The things we do for a great shot !!

    – Michael Matthews

  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskiover 5 years ago

    All of the above comments sums it up for me Michael, well done!!

  • Thanks John & thanks for the favouriting.

    – Michael Matthews

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdover 5 years ago

    Great shot mate!

  • Thanks Davo & thanks for the favouriting.

    – Michael Matthews

  • jukov
    jukovover 5 years ago

    great light, that sunlight on the edge of the rock

  • Thank you Juro. I was hoping for some cloud cover to get a more even light but the sunlight became an asset.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonover 5 years ago

    sensational photo Michael, those guys are fearless

  • Thanks Ian & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Peter Hammer
    Peter Hammerover 5 years ago

    Love the depth to the image Michael but you wouldn’t catch me out there!

  • Thank you Peter. Even being on the sidelines was scary.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonover 5 years ago
    Great exposure Micheal, well composed. Is it an easy walk to this point?
  • Thanks Terry. The track from the car park near Blackheath to Baltzer Lookout is a fire trail which is flat enough to cycle along & took me about an hour. There’s not much to see along the track. From the lookout, you go down the left side of the steep cliff to see the Rock. It’s not well signposted & there are no fences ! Good hiking shoes are essential.

    – Michael Matthews

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