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This is Sylvia Falls on the National Pass walking track in the Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales, Australia.
This great walk starts at the Valley of the Waters & finishes at Wentworth Falls where you climb a steep cliff to the top.
In my view this is one of the best walks/climbs in the Blue Mtns.

Photographed with a Canon EOS400D, ISO 100, F22, Exposure 0.5 seconds.

Postcards-Destinations, April 2010
All Water in Motion & Reflections in Water, April 2010.
Australia – from the Outback to the Coast, May 2010.
All Things In The Natural World, Sept 2010.
Australiana Challenges, Sept 2010.
Redbubble Boomers, Sept 2010.
Fibonacci Sequence, Oct 2010.
All Countries – Wetlands, Ponds, Lakes & Rivers, Oct 2010.
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Islands of the World, June 2011.
Sticks & Stones & Living Things, June 2011.
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The World, Aug 2011.
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Australia At Large, Jan 2013.
The Tropical Zone, May 2013.
Featured For A Challenge, May 2013.
Australia’s Trails & Tracks, Feb 2014.
Destination Australia, Oct 2014.
A Paradise Somewhere, Oct 2014.

Challenge Win
Down Under challenge, All Parks, Dec 2009.

I sold an 8″ × 12″ print of this photo to a work colleague in March 2011.
Sold a photographic print to the lovely Trudi in May 2012.

6703 views as of Dec 8, 2014 with 56 favouritings.

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My first version of these falls

A view of the top section

The blue version

View of Wentworth Falls which is at the other end of the walk

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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  • raymondj4000
    raymondj4000about 5 years ago

    ..yep, I prefer the softer image Michael… nice

  • Thanks Ray. Me too. Too bad the original version has over a thousand views. It will have to stay as a reminder of my improvement.

    – Michael Matthews

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...about 5 years ago

    this is brilliant Michael!!

  • Thank you Tereza. I’m enjoying shooting in RAW mode.

    – Michael Matthews

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunabout 5 years ago

    As you know your Sylvia Falls shots are some of my favourite waterfall shots on RB, both versions of this image are lovely, this one however has a little added warmth l guess due to the lighting, beautifully done Michael and a fav for me as with the last version of it !

  • Thank you for the compliment & the fave Trudi. I really appreciate your support.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Rafferty-Evans
    Rafferty-Evansabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful work, stunning detail and great exposure work

  • Thank you very much Lee-Anne.

    – Michael Matthews

  • annibels
    annibelsabout 5 years ago

    Beautifully composed and timed – well done!

  • Thank you Annibel. Glad you like it.

    – Michael Matthews

  • sharon wingard
    sharon wingardabout 5 years ago

    very nice

  • Thank you Sharon.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Tanya Newman
    Tanya Newmanabout 5 years ago

    beautiful :)

  • Thank you for the compliment Tanya.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterabout 5 years ago

    Breathtaking beauty Michael!!! You’ve captured the tiers of silky water just perfectly!!

  • Thank you very much Lori & thanks for the fave. I like this more than the original.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 5 years ago
    what a maigal beautiful place .lovely shot
  • Thanks Lucinda. Definitely my favourite waterfall at the moment.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleabout 5 years ago

    Great flow rate, nice and soft and delicate.

  • Thanks for the compliment Steve.

    – Michael Matthews

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