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Hassans Sunset LG

ABOUT: Hassan’s Walls are the highest & one of the most flexible lookouts in the Blue Mountains. With amazing views East, West and South this really is all day photogenic (apart from completely blue sky and blazing sun!). The Golden Hours are recommended when the ‘walls’ turn a deep orange with the undulating green valleys complimenting them. Recently a rather ugly (photographically) walkway has been built on the near section¬†of the walls, but photographers are encouraged to walk around that and move onto the old, stone walkways that take you to much better vantage points.

PHOTO EQUIPMENT TO BRING: Ultra wides as the vistas are big and open. Moderate telephotos capture the distant hills back to Mount Victoria, the upper Blue Mountains escarpment and on to Lithgow. Grad filters and tripods again for the Golden hours and also consider some big stitched panoramas.

GETTING TO THE SPOT/S: The lookout is google marked below and you can get up to the top from the Lithgow side or from the Browns Gap Road which comes from Hartley. It takes only 8-10 minutes drive once you are on the uphill dirt track section and the car park at the top is next to the walls if bringing heavy tripods.

Midday with Storm Cells building in the west

Midday with Storm Cells building in the west