This is Leura Cascades south of Leura in the Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia, just a short walk down the track from Chelmsford Bridge.

Around The World , Jan 2010.
All Countries – Wetlands, Ponds, Lakes & Rivers, Sept 2010.
A Place To Call Home, Nov 2010.
Volcanoes, Earth’s Geology & Atmosphere, Feb 2011.
Explore Page, Feb 2011.
The Fibonacci Sequence, March 2011.
Lakes & Inland Waterways, Sept 2011.
Around The World, Sept 2013.
Australia’s Trails & Tracks, Sept 2013.

Challenge Win
Cascades On The Trail, Australia’s Trails & Tracks, Sept 2013.

Canon 400D, RAW Mode, ISO 400, F20, Shutter speed 5, Cloudy White Balance.

Eligible for the 500 to 5000 viewings group with 783 views as of April 26, 2011.

2150 views as of Sept 23, 2013.

The view from a few metres away

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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  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you very much Christine. That’s the fastest feature I’ve ever had.

    – Michael Matthews

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunabout 5 years ago

    Just beautiful Michael, congrats on your feature !! a fav for sure

  • Thank you Trudi & thanks for the fave. This one was featured just 4 minutes after I uploaded it. That has to be a record for me.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful Michael and congratulations on the feature. I know what you mean by the difficulty with the light at the top of the image … you’ve done well but I had a lot of problems with mine too. I somehow think an overcast, cloudy day may be best down in this spot♥

  • Thanks a lot Bev. I shifted this one to the second page thinking it wasn’t as good as my best. I must have taken 25 shots of these falls before I got one I was happy with !

    – Michael Matthews

  • Donovan wilson
    Donovan wilsonabout 5 years ago

    well done on the Feature..

  • Thank you Donovan.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyabout 5 years ago

    Fast feature for a great image :) Well done!

  • Thanks for the great compliment Christine.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusabout 5 years ago

    You managed the degree of contrast perfectly – congratulations on the feature! Lovely shot too.

  • Thank you very much for the compliment Christina.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleabout 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature my friend! I know the circumstances around this spot- you have really done it justice!

  • Thanks Rosalie. That’s a great compliment coming from a master photographer. Thanks for the fave. I’ll come back to this one when I conquer HDR.

    – Michael Matthews

  • FotosdaMau
    FotosdaMauabout 5 years ago

    amazing work, congrats

  • Thank you Mauricia.

    – Michael Matthews

  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskiabout 5 years ago

    Very nicely captured in difficult light conditions Michael, and congrats on your feature!!

  • Thank you very much John.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseabout 5 years ago

    Simply beautiful Michael. Congratulations on your well deserved feature!

  • Thank you Sharon. I thought I’d already picked the best shots from that day. I found this one when I was culling images.

    – Michael Matthews

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