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Three Sisters and the Jamison Valley

Three Sisters and the Jamison Valley
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Copyright: Peter Wall (phwall) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 989 W: 187 N: 1771] (6785)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-05
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D90, Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 AT-X Pro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-05-05 6:14
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Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the famous Three Sisters rock formation and the Jamison Valley in Katoomba about two hours drive West of Sydney. This was shot in the company of our visiting Sicilian friend Francesco Scaringi (francio64), Lisa Delpeoples (delpeoples) and Ian Fegent (ifege). We had a fantastic day, lots of fun and lots of laughs.
In the workshop is a shot of the trio.
This was a very special day, mostly because after four days it finally stopped raining.

Hope you enjoy the view.


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Hello Peter
It is realy nice to see you and meet you again here and spacialy it,s great that we are naigbour today.Amaizing picture dear friend and wonderful view on this Australian Valley.
I,m sure you hade great time there and i,m realy imprest with this view
Have a nice day and great week.

PS I hope you are well and healty!!!!Let me hear something from you my old friend!!!!!

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10255 W: 144 N: 25647] (124503)
  • [2011-05-05 9:06]

Hi, I envy Francesco that he went with you for a trip to such wonderful place. Fantastic depth here. it looks like the view from the plane. Impressive shadows of the clouds. I am sure it was the special day.
Warm regards


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 602 W: 0 N: 868] (6619)
  • [2011-05-05 12:12]

Your gallery is wonderful Peter and full of quality,this wide vieuw isgreat,I love the clouds and its shades,it gives the pictures lots of power and character


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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2011-05-05 18:00]

Hi Peter!
A wonderful place here! The view is simply magnificent and you found a perfect pov!Very good light and dof!Even the sky is great!I also like the shadow of the clouds!

Hi Peter,
I'm glad your fellows managed to activate you.
Light is excellent on this one. On most pictures I've seen it isn't as tour buses arrive here around noon. And clearly rain has taken away the typical haze. Shodows of clouds make very nice patchy pattern, and wide angle is obviously a good choice here.

Hey great view Peter
Glad you guys had a wonderful day and weather wise as well (But it never rains in Sydney only in Melbourne - NOT!) Any way I love the sky colour and those impressive clouds and their shadows floating above the landscape. Great POV, sharpness and clarity.
Cheers Peter

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2011-05-06 0:56]

Dear Peter,
what a fantastic view you have chosen for your come back! The light is really stunning and it is creating a fascinating atmosphere. Excellent photo work! My compliments, also for the photos in WS!
Warm regards

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 74 N: 2530] (11917)
  • [2011-05-06 0:58]

Hi Peter
Now you've beaten me to posting one of this scene with the great clouds. Good use of the wide angle lens that you had left on.

Great view of this wonderful valley.Congratulations.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24512 W: 523 N: 41034] (176508)
  • [2011-05-06 3:44]
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Hello Peter,

You chose a very well angle this gives a wonderful panorama view about the 'Three Sisters rock formation' .
Mountains are always a very lovely subject.
Sharpness and clarity are very well.
We get a very well composition, excellent captured too.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

Hi Peter
a shot of enormous impact, a stunning view and composition. Excellent light, shade and detail. I love all the dark shadows of the clouds, it makes the scene so interesting and dynamic. Wonderful!


Ciao dearest Wallmeister

Yes it was a lovely day, thankfully no rain, plenty of sun and laughs. The photo is excellent. Original POV - never seen that one before haha. But seriously I like that ming blue colour your camera seems to get and the effect of the wide-angle lens on the clouds is very attractive. Great contrast and depth. Oh and thanks for the Workshop, you have captured every one of my chins perfectly...genius stuff.

Good evening and we'll see you tomorrow
Lisa the Botox Deprived

Hi Peter,
a beautiful photo with spectacular composition, the depth of the photo is superb, a romantic atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!

Hi Peter
these views remind me alot of the Grand Canyon here in North America...the main difference of course being the lush greenery.
it never ceases to amaze me how clouds add so much depth and false sense of movement to a photo, without these clouds the photo would have much less of a dramatic effect.
great shot

He Peter!
Magnificent landscape!
Wonderful nature picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, dof, colors, contrasts, horizontal format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 277 N: 11782] (90803)
  • [2011-05-07 8:59]

Hello Peter ,
A phenomenal panoramic view of this outstanding landscape . Superb inclusion of the rocks at left , and great effect of the shades of the clouds .

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  • SteveH Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 90 N: 968] (6429)
  • [2011-05-07 23:31]

Hi Peter, good shot of this iconic scene. Sharp throughout and lots of good detail, shadows which I imagine to be moving across the landscape and the cliffs in the BG. good stuff. cheers, Steve

Dear Peter,

It is extraordinary that you can drive 2 1/2 hours from Sydney and see this sort of rugged wilderness, so closely evoking images of the Grand Canyon. The crisp atmospheric conditions and the bright sun have collaborated to reveal the vibrant colors of the rocks and vegetation. Another wonderful aspect of this photo is that you've posted the day you shot it. It's fresh and warm like a new baguette pulled out the baker's oven. Can that distant ridge be part of a circular crater, the relic of a collision in the distant past with an immense meteorite?

Peter, I am sending you an email separately.


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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2011-08-18 4:22]

Hi Peter. No idea how I missed this wonderful panoramic sweep. The light is superb, the details intriguing and the clouds are adding a sense of movement as the cast their shadows during their journey across the sky. Best wishes. Klaudio.

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