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This is Elabana Falls which is the first waterfall travelling anti-clockwise on the Box Forest Circuit walking track which leads off the Main Border Track near O’Reilly’s Guesthouse in the Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia.

I normally avoid sunlight if possible when photographing waterfalls but on this occasion the filtered sunlight through the clouds avoided most of the water & illuminated some of the lush surroundings.

This waterfall is not visible from the track. You have to clamber up the rocks to see it. If I remember rightly, a more frontal view is not possible because of the rocks & deeper water.

I would like to thank the young asian lady with the lovely smile & good hiking shoes who helped me get my gear (camera, tripod & backpack with lunch & lots of water) up the rocks after mentioning my crook shoulder.
Also thanks to the fellow redhead who (the previous evening) told me this was the best of the waterfalls & a must see.

Australia at Large, Jan 2012.
All Around Brisbane, June 2012.

Photographed with a Canon 400D.
365 views as of June 7, 2012.


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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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  • Liza Barlow
    Liza Barlowover 2 years ago

    wow. very inviting place. well captured.

  • Gee, you’re quick Liza. Yes, it’s beautiful. I had lunch here & could have stayed forever.
    Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 2 years ago

    I am guessing you will be back for another visit to this beautiful area real soon ! ..beautifully captured Michael – Love it

  • You betcha. Maybe when the shoulder is mended so that I can go for longer walks. Would love to stay for a few days. Thanks for the fave Gail.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 2 years ago

    Tis a very beautiful capture Michael!!!

  • Thanks Sharon.

    – Michael Matthews

  • mspfoto
    mspfotoover 2 years ago

    Terrific capture Michael, sound like you had some great help to get this one.

  • Thanks a lot Mark & thanks for the fave. I was determined to make it up there but a little help made it quicker & easier. I was very grateful & will pay it forward.

    – Michael Matthews

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Thanks Ann & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonover 2 years ago

    Excellent image Michael. Nice of that lady to help you.

  • Thanks Terry. Yep, it was a nice touch.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghover 2 years ago

    This is beautiful Michael!!!

  • Thanks Sharon.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 2 years ago

    This is beautiful Michael … nothing will stop a good photographer getting a shot! It sounds like chivalry has been reversed in this modern age … well done♥

  • Thanks Bev. I’m always doing favours for the girls at work. Time to get some back.
    Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture, Michael!

  • Thanks Donna & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoover 2 years ago

    Thats nice Michael. Was it difficult to access?

  • Thanks Felix. Not too hard with two good arms & nothing to carry. Otherwise it takes a bit of work.
    Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

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