Britannia Falls by Michael Matthews

The beautiful Britannia Waterfall on the Federal Pass walking track at Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Australia.

Photographed with a Canon 400D, F14, ISO400, 1 sec.

It’s hard to believe there are still waterfalls in the Blue Mountains that I haven’t seen, but I’m glad.

We set out on a walk to Vera Falls which was advertised as being for experienced walkers. After seeing some amazing waterfalls including my favourite Sylvia Falls we got to this beautiful little waterfall part of the way along before it started to rain.

We met a great group of hikers, Brett, Janis & Jim who had been to Vera Falls & told us it was pretty slippery up there & they had slipped a few times, so we decided to turn back.

Fortunately the rain stopped & we got to enjoy the rest of the great walk with great weather albeit with tired legs after a cold, lazy winter.

Looking back, I probably could have used the flash to illuminate the fern on the right & not blow out the white of the waterfall.

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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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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 3 years ago

    The beautiful Sylvia Falls which we passed along the way

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

    Beautiful capture, MM!!!

  • Thanks DD. The whole walk was beautiful & hard on the legs .. more exercise needed !
    Thanks for the fave sunshine.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 3 years ago


  • Thanks Guendalyn & thanks for the fave. There were lots of stunning views on that walk. Some of them impossible to photograph.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoover 3 years ago

    Lovely falls Mike, must go there!

  • I can highly recommend it Felix & I’m sure you’ll get some great photos. The light can be tricky.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Mate shes a long walk to Vera..Mike I love this spot just above the Wentworth Pass..nice capture !!!

  • Yeah, we were checking the map onsite & after hearing about the slippery conditions there we decided it would be a bit tough in the wet. Another day. Thanks for the fave mate.

    – Michael Matthews

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...over 3 years ago

    Amazing waterfalls! Lovely capture. Great colour and composition.

  • Thanks very much Hany & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Aaron Campbell
    Aaron Campbellover 3 years ago

    Beautiful comp and exposure, Michael.

  • Thanks Aaron.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey.

    – Michael Matthews

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 3 years ago

    Definately worth the hike to get to this one ! ..beautiful capture Michael – Love it !

  • My first walk of the season & I felt like an old man climbing those steps, but it was sure worth it for the great sights. I have another dozen I could put up.
    Thanks for the compliment & fave Gail.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Lovely work Michael !
    You will just have to go again when the weather improves a bit ….

  • Thanks Trish. I’ll take more wet weather gear next time. Overcast is good for light.

    – Michael Matthews

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