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Gold Award, 2012 International Loupe Awards

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As opposed to the similarly-named falls next to Govett's Leap on the northern ridge of the Blue Mountains, these Bridal Veil Falls, on the southern ridge below Leura, are aptly named, as the massive rock face resembles just that, a face with a veil. On the previous shoot at Leura Cascades, which is just above Bridal Veil, there was heavy fog and the volume of water flowing over the falls was massive, and it was quite eery standing at their top with the constant roar in our ears but not being able to see one drop. I am quite confident that standing where I was to take this shot would not have been possible. As it is, I have only been able to capture some of the left hand side of the falls in this "3 shot shift" panoramic using the Canon TS-E 24mm f3.5L Tilt+Shift Lens and the Hoya ND x400 Filter. However, we scored another misty dawn on this, the very next shoot in the Blue Mountains. Arriving at the base of the falls before 7am, we spent the next 4 hours shooting here and at the falls immediately below Bridal Veil completely alone. The rain steadily increased during that time, so when we finally emerged back up at the car park we were soaking wet and no doubt a strange sight to the tour bus passengers then alighting for a quick look-see at Leura Cascades. We had gotten out of the valley just in time.

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