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Cliffs Made of Light

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 31 May 2017 in Landscape & Rural.


This photo comes from a wonderful morning I spent at the Grose Valley in the Blue Mountains near Sydney. While the light show in the valley itself was spectacular, the view towards the cliffs and Bridal Veil Falls behind me was just as fantastic. The break between the horizon and the clouds was very narrow and when sunlight filtered through, it worked as a kind of spotlight effect on the cliffs and created and natural vignette around them.

I had to move quickly between shooting the valley and the cliffs to make the most of the few minutes of the golden morning light. I remember facing the sun and the valley while looking back in between shots to be aware of how the light was changing and trying to judge the best moment to switch around.

It was a great ending to a fantastic light display, easily the best I have seen so far in the Blue Mountains. When moments like this present themselves I just feel very lucky to be able to witness them, let alone to photograph.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 16/5 second F/8.0 ISO 100 29 mm

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