The Three Sisters, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

The Three Sisters, Echo Point, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

Last few weeks were quite busy for me. Didn’t have enough time for shooting even on Easter long weekend. However last Friday I went to Blue Mountains hoping there would be nice sunset. But heavy clouds covered the sky and only one tiny sun ray was able to get through clouds. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to highlight the The Three Sisters. I decided to stay for about 40 minutes after sunset to see if there would be good light at twilight. I was rewarded with nice blue “Blue Mountains” and bright yellow-orange The Three Sisters.

The Three Sisters are a famous rock formation in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. They are close to the town of Katoomba and are one of the Blue Mountains’ most famous sights, towering above the Jamison Valley. Their names are Meehni (922 m), Wimlah (918 m), and Gunnedoo (906 m).

The commonly told of the very legend of the Three Sisters is that three sisters fell in love with three men from a neighbouring tribe, but marriage was forbidden by tribal law. Battle ensued, and the sisters were turned to stone by an elder to protect them, but he was killed in the fighting and no one else could turn them back. This legend is claimed to be an Indigenous Australian Dreamtime legend.

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  • Matt Lauder - April 9, 2010 - 10:24 am

    Now that is a nice angle and nice photo. I like how your crop is tighter where most opt to go wider.

  • Ilya Genkin - April 13, 2010 - 5:48 pm

    Thanks a lot, Matt! I’m glad you like it!

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