Exploring the Umpherston sink hole.
It’s definitely a site that needs to be seen in person.
We loved strolling around the greenery and heading up and down the different flights of stairs.
Great work out for the kids..... and us!!
The Hydro Majestic spans over a kilometre above a breathtaking escarpment in Australia’s World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. It has surveyed the Megalong Valley and surrounding ridges for over one hundred years. The Hydro Majestic was built by retailing magnate Mark Foy; opening its doors for the first time in the bitter winter of 1904. Certainly its metaphorical positioning on the edge of a sheer cliff speaks volumes about Foy, who lived a marvellously grand life built on many a high risk venture. Today, Mark Foy’s presence lingers still: the Hydro Majestic a fitting homage to his daring creativity and limitless imagination. Owners Huong Nguyen and George Saad are said to have paid $11 million for the property and have spent $30 million on the refurbishment. Such a grand destination whether you’re staying or grabbing a coffee or high tea. Sydney siders used to flock to the Blue Mountains for their health and their holidays in the early 20th century and we are still drawn to this part of NSW for its atmosphere-natural beauty and heritage architecture.
'Splash of Red'⠀
I started the week with a black and white photo of someone under an umbrella striding through the pouring rain, so I thought I should finish the week with a colour version of a similar scene! ⠀
Taken on the same night, once again in the Domain, I got low to the ground for the leading lines towards the glowing streetlights ahead. I was crouched down for a while, waiting for the perfect person to come walking along this path, and got lucky when I saw her and her bright red tote bag. ⠀
I really like the composition of this image. It's dominated by the shiny pavement, reflecting the light from the post just a little further down, while the tree reaches out above to form a natural protection from the rain. Then the woman with her bag and clear umbrella click clacking-down the path. She isn't a major part of the image, but she is an essential element that helps provide balance and context, as well as her own story. And what is a photo, if not a story? Sometimes it's obvious what the story is, but sometimes it's mysterious. Who is this person and where are they going on this cold, rainy night? Are they going to meet up with friends or family, or home for a quiet night in with a cup of tea (or glass of red) and a hot water bottle?⠀
These questions, and many more, will remain unanswered for all but her, and that's okay because do we really need to know the answer to everything? Is life not better with just a hint of mystery? I guess that's for you to know and me to find out. ⠀
Have a great weekend!⠀
For the big picture, check it out on my website. Link in bio.⠀
Details are as follows:⠀
▪ @nikonaustralia D750⠀
▪ @tamronaus 24-70mm f/2.8 G2⠀
▪ 1/20s ▪ f/2.8 ▪ ISO3200⠀
This region in South Australia is about to get very popular thanks to a movie which will be released in January 2019. Do you know where to find it and what the movie is? Details on the website. 😉 @southaustralia
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✍️ Shooting the Cathedral Rocks, Mt Buffalo in the snow is something I look up to in the winters. Have already been to this spot a few weeks back and luck was not on my side in terms of the visibility.
But, when it snowed for three night in a row last week, I didn't want to miss the chance and ventured out on a weekday. To my surprise, I've got the perfect weather conditions I have ever seen on this mountain. Back home with a few keepers and another breathtaking experience. ============================================== @siruiaustralia W2204 🌏 www.eyecreates.com
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