There was a bit of a “family” outing, and needless to say, Sydney is a place with a limited number of attractions, so we just end up revisiting some of the places we’ve been before. I took the chance to take some photos, and play around with them.
Day 1: Blue Mountains
The first stop was the Norman Lindsay Gallery. The sun was shining, but it was a crisp day with a mild breeze.
After lunch, we headed to Echo Point Lookout, and the winds were roaring. It was a bone-chilling sort of cold, but it was worth braving for a few good shots.
We went further along over the mountains, and we stopped off near the Grand Canyon Track where there was a lookout and a bit of a rest area.
I even managed a ~180 degree panorama.
We continued all the way along to Hartley, where there are some old heritage buildings and a court house before returning.
Day 2: Kangaroo Valley
The second day was mainly spent visiting the Cambewarra Mountain Lookout which looks over Kangaroo Valley. There’s an amazing assortment of bird-life and stunning views. This particular mountain top also houses many radio-link transmitters and a pair of towers, which I examined quite thoroughly. The Kookaburra stood so still that you can see the moire pattern in its feathers in some of these shots … pretty impressive considering I’m using a D3200 (24.2MP) camera with the 70-300mm lens.
You would notice that the civilization seems a little “far away” when sitting at the lookout – but I took the chance to use the zoom lens and make a four-tier panorama, which I then reduced to 25% (as haze was limiting resolution). It’s like having binoculars!