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Photographed with a Canon 400D, ISO400, F22, 1.6 seconds , RAW Mode.

This is the famous Sylvia Falls in the Blue Mountains National Park in Australia.

This is the view as you approach the falls from above. After hundreds of shots of Sylvia Falls I thought I had photographed it from every angle but this view looked so nice with the ferns & orange coloured rocks that it begged to be photographed.

The walking track starts from the Valley of the Waters at a place called Wentworth Falls. The waterfall that the place is named after is at the other end of the walk.

A Paradise Somewhere, Jan 2012.
A Little Bit Country, Feb 2012.
The Group, Apr 2012.
Ferns & Mosses Around The World, Nov 2012.


australia, michael matthews, blue mountains, sylvia falls, valley of the waters, wentworth falls, bushwalking, bush walking, national parks, nsw, new south wales, national pass

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 Matthewsalmost 3 years ago

    Sylvia Falls from the front

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Stunning capture and location Michael.

  • That was quick ! Thanks for the compliment & fave Julie.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaalmost 3 years ago

    Very beautiful shot Michael !!!!

  • Thanks Ellanita. Sylvia ensures I can lots of exercise now & then.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnalmost 3 years ago

    A great shot from above the falls there Michael

  • Thanks Mike. I love the colours in this shot.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 3 years ago

    Just gorgeous Michael.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thanks very much Jude & thanks for the fave. It’s a beautiful place.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsalmost 3 years ago

    Breathtaking and beautiful Michael, I love your water effects, you seem to have these down pat… great scene!!

  • Thanks Mark. The lighting can be tricky with the white water & often dark surrounds.

    – Michael Matthews

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent work Michael – looks awesome from this angle ! – Love it !

  • Thanks Gail. It didn’t look like this last time I saw it so it seemed new to me. A storm & deluge of water a little while back stripped the ferns away but they have now grown back to give the view that extra greenery.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Thanks for the fave as well.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    Well done Michael .. a refreshing alternate view !

  • Thanks Trish.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Tim Devine
    Tim Devinealmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful Michael, I love the ferns on the foreground! I rarely shoot from above like this, I’m afraid of heights! I even get uncomfortable when I see people near the edge, but it’s a great perspective and I’m trying to give it a try more often.

  • I know how you feel Tim. I don’t like heights either, but I go to scary places because they are beautiful & you get the good shots. Sometimes focussing on the beauty helps a bit. This spot was ok .. not far to fall.
    Thanks for the compliment.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ian Fegent
    Ian Fegentalmost 3 years ago

    One of my favourite corners of the Blue Mountains Michael. A great slow shot of the waterfall to capture just the right amounta of light.

  • Thanks a lot Ian. I love that place.

    – Michael Matthews

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