The Three Sisters are a rock formation, formed by sandstone erosion, in the Blue Mountains Jamison Valley of NSW, Australia. Their names are Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo. The commonly told legend of the Three Sisters is that three sisters lived in the Jamison Valley as members of the Katoomba tribe. They fell in love with three men from a neighboring tribe (the Nepean tribe), but their marriage was forbidden by tribal law. The brothers were not happy to accept this law and so decided to use force to capture the three sisters. A major tribal battle ensued, and the sisters were turned to stone by an elder to protect them, but he was killed in the fighting and no one else was able to turn them back. The Three Sisters rock is close to town of Katoomba.
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marcan44 (6315) 2012-05-11 5:25
questo paesaggio australiano mi ricorda molto il film del regista australiano Peter Weir "Picnic ad Hanging Rock".
Bellissimo panorama con un cielo spettacolare e le rocce delle "Tre sorelle" in primo piano.
Qualità dello scatto eccellente!
Have a nice day
dale54 (8766) 2012-05-11 5:53
miro hi,wonderfull shot,very good light and shadow contrast,and what a great scene! tfs! dr
Tigerlily (3379) 2012-05-11 5:57
Beautiful sky and colour contrast. Love the warm light on the three sisters..A very interesting story... love never dies...We have this kind of stories in China as well..:-)
Gigidusud (21247) 2012-05-11 13:15
Beautiful landscape with splendid light and a fantastic sky.Great POV.
Thanks for sharing.
Royaldevon (41865) 2012-05-11 14:57
I love these tales, which have been handed down over generations, and were intended to make sense out of the world.
Your pov uses the f/g rocks to great advantage, giving immediate interest and helping to establish a sense of depth, which is vast. The shadows from the clouds assist in revealing the surface relief, its many humps and bumps!
The sky is delightful and I can understand why you have wanted to include it but, my instinct would have been to crop some of it to prevent the horizon being so central. Just a thought!
Have a great w/e,
bukitgolfb301 (44337) 2012-05-12 1:06
Hello my dear Miro
So fantastic and breattaking landscape shot!
Great color and wonderful contaminationn of the sky and mountains. So well considered framework and composition. Thanks for your sharing with your good job and have a good weekend, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
bayno (18344) 2012-05-14 1:35
beautiful shot, great choice of POV, beautiful landscape under a wonderful sky , great depth and sharp and a good light...have a good day...
saptak (157) 2012-05-14 5:29
Beautiful view....the clouds added the required dynamism.
jemaflor (101419) 2012-05-15 11:48
So lovely landscape with a great pov and depth,nice golden tones for the rocks in the fg nad good result with these particular clouds in the sky.
adores (46305) 2012-05-20 14:30
This is a fabulous landscape! Good pov, good light and a fantastic sky! It must be a really impressive place!
agjika (3177) 2012-05-20 16:30
Lovely lanscape photo. I like the sky and the forested mountain ahead. Great scale and colours. It is a pity that the rock on the left is out of focus.
Hellas (7003) 2012-05-30 5:37
Πολύ ωραίο τοπίο!
Εκτός από το απέραντο πεδίο της γης, αυτό που με εντυπωσιάζει είναι ο ουρανός με τα σύννεφα.
Η ευρυγώνια λήψη σε συνδυασμό με την χρήση πολωτικού φίλτρου είναι ιδανική για φωτογράφηση τοπίου με έντονη παρουσία δυνατού ηλιακού φωτός.
Χαιρετισμούς από την Ελλάδα!
jadesgran (5431) 2012-06-03 8:02
I love this picture of the `Three Sisters`
My husband and I have visited this area many times when holidaying in Aus.You`r delightful legend is quite different to the one we have been told.
Our`s goes like this.
A magic man ( called a `Bunnyip`)living in the mountains had three beautiful daughters,and when he had to leave home for a few days he was afraid they would be kidnapped by a wicked medicine man ,so using his magic baton ,turned them into three stones.On his way home he was attacked by robbers who stole his magic baton.So he was unable to turn his daughters back to life.And when you visit the Blue Mountains you can hear his pitiful cries as he searches for his magic baton.
coolravi19 (549) 2012-06-08 22:20
Great composition of the Nature's sculpture. Crystal clear and perfect color and light....The DOF & POV created in this image is amazing ..
Great job done
pierrefonds (69851) 2012-07-19 19:01
The Three Sister are a popular area of the Blue Mountains, a place I have visited in October 2004. The wideness of the area is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the scenery. The quality of the light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
fabbs99 (17175) 2012-08-13 8:14
Good Evening Miro,
Beautiful image of the rock formation.Great color contrast and the presence of the fluffy cotton like clouds in the blue sky make it an interesting landscape photograph.
kiks (12757) 2012-09-25 7:41
Spectacular view and a lovely legend for the three rocks. At my opinion the clouds are the real eyecatchers on this composition making the depth even greater.
jcpix (13930) 2013-01-30 14:14
Fine range of colors in this photo, the dramatic blue sky contrasts so well with the earth tones and soft light. This is a beautiful spot and an impressive look over the landscape. Well positioned to capture the moment with good clarity. Perhaps a bit of a crop to move the horizon from the direct center of the frame, but otherwise, very well done! Informative text also, thanks for sharing.
ikeharel (76251) 2013-04-19 6:36
Good afternoon Miro,
A magnificent NSW landscape scenery, green forest as far as the eyes can see, with rocks unique formation.
An imaginary three ladies stood erect and watching accross the valley.
Impressive and well takenshot.
abmdsudi (57168) 2013-06-16 8:17
This must be one of the famous landmarks Downunder which I have not seen before and of the more interesting episode, so the Three Sisters were turned to stones by their elder so the story goes. This is so impressive view with lovely colours thats one heck of a woodland - forest nice the way the light is hitting the rocks and also along the edge in the distance. There's a geat sense of scale and height in the composition and having more of the fantastic vast wide open sky is justified, the moving clouds have created a diff kind of drama up there. A mouth watering shot and your fine effort is so well paid off. My congrats.
Ps: Thznks for your kind words, and most welcomed to Changi Airport.
kato (11630) 2013-08-13 7:55
You're capturing well this landscape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see three rocks named to "Three Sisters" in legend at left side and huge rock at center. It&s intersting in ups and down of continuous small hill which leads to the central rock. And, it's very beautiful for the color contrast between blue sky with streaming clouds and the nature on ground. So, the feature of the natural feature of Australia is shown well.
fritzi007 (11888) 2014-11-18 12:32
wunderschöne Luft und Wolkenbewegungen, sehr gute Info!
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- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (16273)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: , Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/180 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Best of Australia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-11 4:50