Narrowneck plateau, Katoomba


Ben Pearse Photography

If I had to name one, if not my favourite, all time locations in the Blue Mountains it would have to be Narrowneck plateau in Katoomba, NSW, Australia. I was first introduced to the this area, along with my brother Simon, some 25 years ago when we first started rock climbing in the area. As young enthusiastic teenagers we use to spend all weekend, cutting our teeth, on the magnificent sandstone walls of this area. Climbing would envelop our life for the next 10+ years, without much room for much else…..

Narrowneck is a narrow ridge line that cuts it’s pathway between two majestic valley’s, the Megalong & Jamison. Approximately 12 kms in length, it commands attention within it’s landscape of the world heritage listed,  Blue Mountains. So here I am some 25 years later wandering the plateau again, perhaps not clinging to the side in desperation or for life, but still clinging, hanging, camera in hand…………..in search of light & mood. I’m not sure what attracts me to this location so much, perhaps it’s the balancing act, perched between to the two valleys, constantly tugging at me from each side, luring me in for another shot………………who knows, but I love it. I’ll continue to wander this landscape getting lost in thought & time searching for that elusive perfect light & mood for many moons to come, perhaps I’ll see you out there one day……

cheers ben

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waterfalls of mist
waterfalls of mist
Golden light
Golden light
summers afternoon
summers afternoon
trees with colour
trees with colour
balancing act
balancing act
a popular abseiling location
a popular abseiling location
Fog rolling between valley's
Fog rolling between valley’s
dissecting the valley's
dissecting the valley’s
moody skies during bushfires
moody skies during bushfires
last light
last light
Me training a few years back
Me training a few years back
Me.....back in the day
Me…..back in the day
a view of cliffs nearby
a view of cliffs nearby
looking into the jamison valley
looking into the jamison valley
heavy smoke on the plateau
heavy smoke on the plateau
jamison valley glory
jamison valley glory

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