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Mount Solitary from Olympic Lookout

Mount Solitary from Olympic Lookout

 

ABOUT: Between Wentworth Falls and Katoomba is Leura and it has some fantastic hidden treasures. The cliff views between Sublime Point and Three Sisters are some of the best in the mountains. All look into the Jamison and some seem to be on top of Mount Solitary. Olympian Rock is one such viewpoint, top left of this image, it is a large open fenced platform but each side of it are unfenced options. Try to get a misty or cloudy sunset as it goes down to the right and skims the clouds with a red glow.

PHOTO EQUIPMENT TO BRING: A moderate wide angle 35mm is good but the ridges in the distance and a deceptive back view of the three sisters benefit from a medium telephoto, 85mm or 100mm to capture detail and textures. Tripod obviously for sunset and strong ND grads to bring the sky down.

GETTING TO THE SPOT/S: There is space for cars opposite 27 Olympian Parade or anywhere on that road. The walk start is inset next to number 27. About a 4 min mild descent to the lookouts and cliff walk.