The lower portion of Leura Cascades is an idyllic spot in the Blue Mountains of NSW … standing under the overhanging rock in the damp, lush bush on a hot day with nothing but the sound or rushing water and birds in the trees is certainly close to paradise.

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Hand held, but braced on the pipe railing with bated breath!

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I suffer from viewfinder vision (find myself visualising a frame around everything I see) so my genre is “anything that moves and most things that don’t”!!

I don’t so much wish to document places and things, as to evoke feeling and emotion.

This leads to a diverse portfolio and constantly overloaded external hard drives…not to mention some burning of the midnight oil as I keep looking for that elusive perfect process for yet another ‘masterpiece’!!!

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  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful Rosalie.. The light is perfect and water so cool and smooth..

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...almost 4 years ago

    I need another trip to this place that you captured so well.

  • I remember the first visit well!!! Can you find more Aussie work to do??? It has been a while …

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image Rosalie … I think many of us have stood in this same spot … no matter how many times I see it, I am still delighted by its beauty … lovely image … and I too don’t know its true name either … maybe the falls to this spot are Bridal Falls but not sure about its name when it enters this pool … whatever the name … I love it♥

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonalmost 4 years ago

    It sure does look like paradise Rosalie, and you have captured it beautifully, gorgeous image :o)

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 4 years ago

    Mmm. That spot looks familiar. Nice shot Rosalie. I think Bridal Veil Falls is further along the track where the water falls over a rounded rock which looks like a bridal veil when there is a fair bit of water. I have never got a good shot of the whole falls because the light is difficult/impossible, … just the edge of the falls.
    I always thought this was known as Leura Cascades but if anyone knows better, I’m happy to be corrected. I reckon you need a bigger drop to be a waterfall. More signs please folks !

  • Signposted, the Cascades are up the top near the picnic area … it could be that this next lot down the hill are Leura Cascade Falls?? There are a number of websites I’ve found all of which give different info. I will ask Will Barton, Jeff Stockton and Boz – I’m sure the ‘three waterfall amigos’ will come up with the solution to the dilemma!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 4 years ago
    :) .. Good luck. I even had to do a bit of research to verify my favourite Sylvia Falls. There are some who call it something else.
  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 4 years ago

    You paint a beautiful picture, Rosalie…both with your words and your camera!

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzalmost 4 years ago

    nicely composed and presented

  • SharonD
    SharonDalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful and tranquil Rosalie.

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.almost 4 years ago

    It sure does look like paradise.

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