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This is the lush scenery on the Forest Walk in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The walk leads off Lady Carrington Drive (access via Sir Bertram Stevens Drive.

I will remember this photo well because as I descended down from the walk to get a better view, I went for an unplanned slide down the wet, slippery bank & ended up with a large brown deposits on several areas of my jeans & hands, etc.
There was no threat of broken limbs & looking back, it was kind of fun.

Canon 400D, ISO 400, F13, Exposure 2.5 seconds, Flash White Balance, RAW Mode.

Favourite Places You Take, Make or Paint, Feb 2011.
Ferns & Mosses Around The World, July 2012.

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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  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanabout 4 years ago

    I love this one Michael … so true to many bush scenes. I can almost feel the dampness and smell the wet soil … great work and LOL!!! haven’t we all been there … the slip I mean!! I bet you held the camera high though away from harm♥

  • Thanks Bev. I can still remember the beautiful, fresh smell of the soil & plants. I think it has become an automatic reaction to protect the camera from damage ahead of our bodies.

    – Michael Matthews

  • michellerena
    michellerenaabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Michael, love those mossy rocks ( they’re slippery little suckers eh!)

  • Thanks Michelle. Fortunately I had some good boots on.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnabout 4 years ago

    A tranquil rainforest scene Michael. Nicely captured.

  • Thanks for the compliment & fave Michael. It was a beautiful place & a great day.

    – Michael Matthews

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful picture, Michael. I notice the water has a very similar colour to the streams and rivers here in Nova Scotia, probably for the same reason. By the way, I do hope the brown deposit was on the outside, rather than the inside, of your jeans. lol

  • Thanks David. Some of the colour was from the rocks underneath. I’m not sure about the rest. Yes, the brown was on the outside & it was a shame to wash the jeans just now because the smell of the dirt reminded me of the beautiful forest & a great day.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaabout 4 years ago

    This is a great nature shot Michael. Love the moss and the colours.

  • Thanks Ralph. That’s what I loved.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaabout 4 years ago

    Ohhhhh!!! I want to go hiking NOW…… Beautiful!!!!!

  • Thanks Ellanita. Best of all was that it wasn’t far from home … & the weather was perfect.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonabout 4 years ago
    Beautiful image Michael,great clarity and well composed.
  • Thanks Terry. I love the colours in this image.

    – Michael Matthews

  • mspfoto
    mspfotoabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful Pov, excellent exposure.

  • Thanks mate. The slight breeze shows up in the leaves but the longer exposure brings out the colours better.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseabout 4 years ago

    Such a serene looking place Michael…beautifully captured!!

  • Thanks Sharon. It was a great place for a quiet walk.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Eugenio
    Eugenioabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture, Michael !

  • Glad you like it. Thank you & thanks for the favouriting.

    – Michael Matthews

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