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weeping rock wmf.jpg
03-JUL-2012

weeping rock wmf.jpg

This is one for Kay.

An hour's travel, west of the Sydney outskirts, via the Great Western Highway finds one in the
Upper Blue Mountains - where I live. It has always been a tourist destination for Sydneysiders and
visitors from interstate or overseas. One can find millions of old family photographs and
commercial postcards featuring refined ladies and gentlemen in quaint period garb, posing in
locations like this, decked out with parasols, collars & ties, waistcoats and spats - however
ludicrous such accoutrements might seem today.

We are looking at the "Weeping Rock" near Wentworth Falls. I have depicted it in black & white
because I have seen it thus so many, many times. The bonnets, long dresses, petticoats, striped
blazers and straw boaters are all gone. On this occasion even the PEOPLE were gone. Nonetheless
this icon of the district flows on very much as it probably has for eons.

Canon Powershot G12
1s f/8.0 at 18.1mm iso80 full exif

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Yiannis Pavlis08-Jul-2012 13:33
Love this one!Excellent photo.V
LyleT04-Jul-2012 23:27
Lovely shot. Judged to a nicety. You can almost see the ghosts. V
Brian Samuel04-Jul-2012 20:56
Cracking shot! Just the right length of exposure from the look of things. Love it!
MarcViskens04-Jul-2012 18:23
nice composed David
marc
bill friedlander04-Jul-2012 17:53
Perfect exposure for the silky smooth falling water. It looks great in B&W. V
Marcia Rules04-Jul-2012 16:09
purity!!! V
Stephanie04-Jul-2012 12:52
What a beautiful place for portrait work ~ I can picture the old-timers in front of these beautiful falls now!
Gorgeous capture and great story David! BV
Bill Miller04-Jul-2012 07:42
A lovely soft waterfall, David.
I can see you as the gentleman photographer with waistcoat and tie...
rousselziak04-Jul-2012 06:27
Love it ! -V-
slhoornstra04-Jul-2012 03:07
A fine capture even without the frilly costumes!! V
January Grey04-Jul-2012 01:33
Refreshing! Beautiful composition, David. V~