This is the beautiful scene at the start of the Leura Cascades walk on the edge of the picnic area.

I chose this view because of the almost synchronized curves of Chelmsford bridge & the tree branches.

From here you can walk to the beautiful view featured in “Fern Bower Walk”.

Ferns & Mosses Around The World, Apr 2012.


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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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  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskiover 4 years ago

    Lovely scene Michael, looks like a fabulous place to explore …… beautifully captured!!

  • Thanks very much John.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Darren Stones
    Darren Stonesover 4 years ago

    A well chosen perspective, Michael. The overhanging tree frames the scene very well, with the gap in the ferns drawing the eyes towards the bridge. Perfect lighting condtions for this style of photography. Excellent.

  • I took 8 different shots of this scene but this version won hands down with the flowing curves. Thanks for the visit & the compliment.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 4 years ago

    Love the perspective – love the scenery! Such a beautiful image in every respect Michael!

  • Thank you very much for the glowing compliment Sharon & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    very beautiful composition…
    I like the clarity and the sharpness…
    the colors as well…
    well done my friend..

  • Hi John. Thanks for the compliment & for the fave. I bet many people didn’t know we had such beautiful, lush green areas in Australia.

    – Michael Matthews

  • JeffStockton
    JeffStocktonover 4 years ago

    Good capture Michael. The comp is great & the depth as well

  • Thanks for the compliment Jeff.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonover 4 years ago

    Nice shot Michael, that’s an awesome bridge.

  • Thanks Ian. The view from the bridge is pretty amazing as well.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 4 years ago

    Nice one Michael … I love the angle and the branch framing the shot … you have just reminded me that I have a few of this bridge that I’ve never done anything with as yet … its a beautiful spot and you’ve captured this beautifully♥

  • Thanks Bev. I’m looking forward to seeing your photos of this spot.

    – Michael Matthews

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Very pretty area and shot Michael, lovely work

  • Thanks very much Trudi & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 4 years ago

    I checked out mine Michael … I’ve used a very similar angle but I haven’t framed it as well as you have … so probably won’t submit my version♥

  • Sounds like a great excuse to visit again Bev & soak it in another time. I have a cameraman friend who gets better angles & compositions than me but I think I’m learning from all the experts.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterover 4 years ago

    So lush and green – it looks like a jungle out there!! Great capture!

  • Thanks Lori. Will have to try getting a shot from the bridge one day.

    – Michael Matthews

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