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Best sunset spot - Blue Mountains?

Postby stubbsy on Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:57 pm

After the Mt Tomah Macro meet next Saturday some friends and I are stying overnight at Katoomba and plan to take some sunset pics in the area. I'm hoping some of you locals can suggest the best spot (preferably with some samples :-)) - doesn't have to be Katoomba as we have a car.

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Re: Best sunset spot - Blue Mountains?

Postby Mr Darcy on Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:21 pm

Do you want to look east or west or...?
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Re: Best sunset spot - Blue Mountains?

Postby stubbsy on Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:34 pm

Mr Darcy wrote:Do you want to look east or west or...?

Greg - that's making it harder. East if we're seeing interesting stuff (eg the 3 sisters lit nicely, although I think they're in shadow too soon) or west if there's interetsing rocks in the orange light. Bottom line is I don't want some nice valley as a pitch black foreground with the setting sun behind it. I'm thinking looking east better meets that brief, but could be wrong.
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Re: Best sunset spot - Blue Mountains?

Postby Steffen on Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:08 pm

I find The Photographer's Ephemeris (http://photoephemeris.com) to be a great help with planning these kinds of things.

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Re: Best sunset spot - Blue Mountains?

Postby stubbsy on Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:49 pm

Steffen wrote:I find The Photographer's Ephemeris (http://photoephemeris.com) to be a great help with planning these kinds of things.

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Steffen - Thanks. I'd already checked TPE which is showing three sisters is promising, but it's a bit hackneyed. Sunet rock looked promising near Wentworth falls as well, but I'm hoping for some sceret spot that's even better and known only to locals :-)
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Re: Best sunset spot - Blue Mountains?

Postby Alpha_7 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:56 am

We did find some good places for sunset and sunrise. If only we turned stubbsy gps on more often :P j/k

We did Echo Point and Cahil's Look out. Both offering different views. Sadly we lingered at Echo point 2-4minutes too long so missed Cahil's at it's best.

And for Sunrise we did Hanging Rock (not for the faint hearted - or those that can't get out of bed at 4am).
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