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My favourite section of the Grand Canyon walk near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains National Park in NSW, Australia.

This has been a favourite walk for decades.

Photographed with a Canon 400D, RAW Mode, ISO 400, F10 & 0.4 seconds in February 2012.

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Artist’s Universe, Sept 2011.
Sticks & Stones & Living Things, Sept 2011.
Nature & Man, Sept 2011.
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Sticks & Stones & Living Things, Sept 2011.
National Parks of Australia, Oct 2011.
Green, Oct 2011.
Temperate Zone Rainforests, Oct 2011.
Explore Page, Nov 2011.
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Destination Australia,Trails & Tracks, Apr 2012.
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5000+ views group, Avatar challenge, (equal first), July 2012.
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Australia At Large, Steps or Stairs challenge, Aug 2012.
Cover Shots, Into The Woods challenge, Aug 2012.
A Moment In Time, Pathways challenge, Oct 2012.
Paths, Stairways, … , Ferns & Mosses Around The World, Jan 2013.
First challenge, Australia’s Trails & Tracks, Mar 2013.
Ferns & Mosses Around The World, Invitation challenge, Apr 2013.
You Got It, We Want It, May 2013.
Through The Forest, No 1 Favourites group, Oct 2013.
Lush Green Landscapes, No 1 Favourites, May 2014.

8368 views with 80 favouritings as of Aug 13, 2014.

Photographed with a Canon 400D, RAW Mode, ISO 400, F10 & 0.4 seconds .


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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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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 3 years ago

    My kind of paradise… sigh…

    Magnificent capture, Michael… Great composition, great colour – just all round great! :)

  • Thanks heaps Donna. Sure is a bit of paradise. Thanks for the fave & thanks for the suggestion regarding the first comment with description.

    – Michael Matthews

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks for the compliment & fave Angie.

    – Michael Matthews

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 3 years ago

    ah so lovely and refreshing Michael, i love the little steps leading somewhere special :)

  • Glad you like it Karin. It sure is special. Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thanks Ann.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnalmost 3 years ago

    It sure does look magical. Great capture Michael.

  • Thanks a lot Mike & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 3 years ago

    Nice walk- superb shot mate.

  • Thanks Wazza. Must be time to get back there.

    – Michael Matthews

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 3 years ago

    Majic indeed – Picture perfect my friend !! – Love it !!

  • Thanks for the big compliment & fave Gail.

    – Michael Matthews

  • dabadac
    dabadacalmost 3 years ago

    so very beautiful so clever and wonderful textures and the colour~

  • Thanks very much Barbara & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Superb capture great location.

  • Thanks Julie. Always my favourite.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome Michael!!!

  • Definitely an awesome view. Thanks Ellanita.

    – Michael Matthews

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