Saturday, 26 November 2011

A Day Trip to Blackheath

We bought a new car a few weeks ago, and so last week we took it for a run up to the Blue Mountains (a lovely area 2 hours west of Sydney in the Great Dividing Range). I was doing some bizarre things with the camera that day (sometimes a weird button gets pushed whilst lugging about in my handbag, and it usually takes me a while to notice). Still even with dodgy photographic technique it's a beautiful spot and we had a lovely day. These photos are all at Govett's Leap, Grose Valley at Blackheath.

You can see why they're called the Blue Mountains



The sandstone that gives us our beautiful beaches

I know it's not in focus, but I still quite like this one- I think  it looks like an Albert Namatjira painting.

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20 comments:

Leslie said...

Magnificent landscape. That is so beautiful. Where I live it's all flat land.

BookPlease said...

Most impressive! The waterfall is fantastic and the out of focus photo is lovely - just like a painting!

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

Amazing photos!

gautami tripathy said...

you took some great shots!

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Trish said...

That is some spectacular landscape! The waterfall especially.

Jill said...

Very beautiful!

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Oh, ny goodness, these are absolutely beautiful. I'm afraid of heights, but think this might be a wonderful place to sit back with nature. Not to mention, get over that fear of heights, too :)

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

These are absolutely spectacular!! I hope to be able to visit someday!!!

smellincoffee said...

AMAZING, especially that waterfall! It reminds me of a place I've heard of -- Angel Falls, in South America.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love beautiful scenic spots, and it looks like you're surrounded with many! Thanks for sharing.

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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

What beautiful country! Truly amazing photos.

Paulita said...

Wow. Those mountains are stunning. When I started to read your post, I read Blue Ridge Mountains instead of Blue Mountains. The Blue Ridge Mountains are part of the Appalachian chain here in the Eastern U.S. and they are old and weathered. Still beautiful, but nothing like those in your photos. Here's Mine

bermudaonion said...

That scenery is breathtaking!

Alyce said...

Those are gorgeous vistas! I'm imagining that it's very warm there too (and a little bit jealous of that on this cool fall morning).

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

the pictures are breathtaking!

Lisa said...

Great shots! The last one is really interesting -- there is so much depth to it.

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Marie said...

Very nice photos. The scenery is beautiful.

Irene said...

Well if your camera was doing funny things it sure did them well. Great trip, and what a awesome view.

Lady In Read said...

all of them are good butlove the photo of the falls!

whisperinggums said...

Lovely Louise! I love the Blue Mountains.