These photos are from a trip I made to Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains National Park in March 2010.
The eucalyptus oils in the air create the haze that gives the Blue Mountains their name.
The Princes Rock Track is rated an “easy grade” track with some steps, but that’s not going to help you if you’re out of condition in the first place. It’s worse if you’re an asthmatic, so bring whatever you need to keep yourself alive. Heh.
Also, if the morning starts off really cool it may not remain that way for the rest of the day.
Bracketing the exposures did absolutely nothing to improve picture quality on that day; it really was that hazy.
If my memory doesn’t play me false, this is the creek that feeds the Falls. View from the Wentworth Falls track. Grade rating: moderate. Estimated walking time (return trip): One hour.
The red and white stuff replaces the broken railing at the walking track which crosses the Falls at that point.
This photo was taken from one of the sandstone blocks that form the path across the Queens Cascade (the upper part of Wentworth Falls). The red and white plastic netting is behind the photographer.
Signs in the area warn that the blocks are slippery even when dry, and if you go too close to the edge … well, the drop is about 100m.
The Queens Cascade has a miniature companion to its left:
Date: 28 March 2010
Camera: Pentax K100D Super
Lens 1: Pentax DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED
Ambient light only.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.