The last time I went out to Newnes and the Glow worm tunnel was about when I was 6 years old and pretty sure it was with my old man (i'm looking at you here Alan Blacklock 🙂 ). I have been really keen to check out some the canyons out in the blue mountains for quite some time and the Dry Canyon at the Garden of Stones is probably the easiest option, bar the bone rattling drive in there.
So after a slight deviation in plans for another trip planned on this weekend and with Rodney Campbell and Suren hassling for some kinda of plan more than 15 minutes in advanced 😉 I locked in this spot, mainly 'cause Suren promised to drive 🙂 little did we know he had never driven on a dirt road before… or eaten a chiko roll …lols.
There are no signs and no mobile reception out at Garden of stones so I kinda wished I had spent more than 5 minutes reading some instructions on how to find the place, but after a quick reccy with Rodneys drone and some instructions from a old couple walking out we were on the right path. It is such a great spot and as promised nothing more than a stroll in the park with a few logs to hop over, it also gives a great insight into some of the other canyons in the Blue Mountains and what they must be like with water in them. Pretty cool to be able go the whole length and not get wet…
I quite liked this fern which had kinda gone wayward and fallen over, whilst not showing the real extents of the canyon it certain shows some of the quite lush foliage buried deep in the darkness of the slot canyon.
5 shot panorama with each frame bracketed
D750 with Samyang 14mm f2.8 @ 14mm
Shutter speed: 2s and 1/4s (under exposed)