Searching for Terrace Falls at Hazelbrook in the Blue Mountains, my mental compass was a bit off the mark, but I did see this nice little valley with cool orange rocks & ferns.

I think this little waterfall is Victor Falls, though last weekend it was more of a trickle.
The bright sunshine made it hard to get the top of the falls/trickle without the advantage of HDR.

This is Hazelbrook in the Blue Mountains of Australia.

Wild Nature Photography & Writing, Sept 2011.

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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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  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 3 years ago

    Ive been told you need a 4WD to get there ..nice shot mate.

  • Funny you should mention that mate. On the way back I got stuck on a steep, gravelly hill with my wheels spinning. Was thinking I might need to call the NRMA before I finally tried some extra speed to get over the hump.
    I think I’ll focus on some easier places in the future. Then again, the road to Hanging Rock can be full of big puddles at times.

    – Michael Matthews

  • I forgot to say … thanks .. for the compliment.

    – Michael Matthews

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 3 years ago

    WoW !! ..Looks awesome Michael – Love it !

  • Thanks a lot Gail & thanks for the fave. I got some closer shots of the brilliant orange rocks. Still considering if there’s any good enough to put up.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 3 years ago

    Mike have you done the circuit behind Lawson Pub ??

  • Umm .. have done a walk off Honour Ave & a walk in North Lawson Park. I’m not sure where the pub is. BTW, I drove this road in a regular car. If only I’d known it was more of a 4WD road !

    – Michael Matthews

  • Dave Callaway
    Dave Callawayalmost 3 years ago

    Nice capture Michael.. might not be flowing hard but still spectacular.. ;-))

  • Yep .. I love the greenery & the rocks & the orange colour. If there was a lot of water, it would hide the great rocks. Thanks for the fave Dave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnalmost 3 years ago

    Nice composition Michael. I like the greenery on the left.

  • Me too. The colours make it. Thanks Mike.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 3 years ago

    I love this one Michael … that red rock is certainly spectacular. Sounds like it was a real adventure♥

  • Thanks Bev. Sure was. I didn’t mention that I missed the track to the waterfall & made a long walk out of a relatively short walk ! Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful Michael, love how you captured the orange rock…great title…

  • Thanks a lot Ellanita. Glad you like it.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 3 years ago

    Another great shot Michael, well done.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thanks Jude.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Susan Blevins
    Susan Blevinsalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous Michael!!!…so magical…..Susan

  • Thanks for the big compliment & fave Susan.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    Great shot !
    You may have been a little off your planned trek, but this is a nice bonus :)

  • Thanks Trish. It was great to get there .. finally.

    – Michael Matthews

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