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Empress Falls

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 3 September 2016 in Landscape & Rural.


Empress Falls is the first main waterfall one encounters when descending down the trail along the Valley of the Waters Walk in the Blue Mountains, Australia. The falls form an exit to Empress Canyon. The Valley of the Waters Creek gushes from its gorge and spills over fern-fringed ledges to drop 30 metres into a deep pool where locals swim.

I took this photo at the bottom of the falls and there are various good vantage points along the cascades. A feature of the rocks in the Blue Mountains is the bronze hue that can be shining through in places. It gives the rocks almost a gold like quality, especially when wet and it adds an interesting element to the foliage and darker shadow areas.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 30 seconds F/16.0 ISO 100 32 mm

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