The Blue Mountains – It’s pretty like WHOADUDE!

Posted by on December 15, 2011

Wandering the bushwalking (hiking) trails of the Blue Mountains near Katoomba outside of Sydney to clear my head of the “rat race” stress of the big-smoke, for a short walkabout in the bush. I took with me my Olympus PEN E-P3 which I was mainly shooting video, my Pentax Q for stills and my iPhone

Wandering the bushwalking (hiking) trails of the Blue Mountains near Katoomba outside of Sydney to clear my head of the “rat race” stress of the big-smoke, for a short walkabout in the bush. I took with me my Olympus PEN E-P3 which I was mainly shooting video, my Pentax Q for stills and my iPhone 4s for whatever pretty stuff I wanted to share with friends on twitter while I wandered.

I spent seven hours wandering and shooting on the muddy mountains and valleys, exhausting but quite rewarding.

A gallery of the stills from the Pentax Q can be found here; on my Google Plus

The Blue Mountains are named so for the blue tinge the range takes on when viewed from a distance. They say Volatile oils from the vast forests of eucalyptus trees in the Blue Mountains is cause of the light scattering effect that causes the blue haze
Consisting mainly of a sandstone plateau, the area is dissected by gorges up to 760 meters deep. The highest point of the range is Mount Werong at 1,215 meters above sea level