Autumn Colours – Mount Wilson NSW

Don’t you just love autumn? The colours, the textures and the way the plants change….

This year in Sydney we’ve had a really warm autumn….25 degree days – for the last couple of weeks – even as I speak – today is going to be 25 degrees again!!

I thought I might have been a bit late to head up to Mount Wilson and photograph the colours…but they surprised me….when you are way up high the temperature really does its thing to the trees and landscape…

Here are some pics I took yesterday at two ‘Open Gardens’ at Mount Wilson…. ‘Windy Ridge’ and ‘Breenhold’  – Ray and I really enjoyed soaking up nature and being in the open spaces of these awesome properties.

I shot with two cameras {Canon 5d mk 11 and 5d mk 111} – I had my 24-105mm and my 100mm macro on both canon cameras – {thanks Ray for helping me with them.}

Remember to click on each photo to enjoy a large view…

cheers

chris

 

Bushfire situation in NSW – I really want to help…

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The Beautiful Blue Mountains

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I’m so saddened by the bushfires in the Blue Mountains and all over NSW and want to help out anyway I can…

Over 200 homes have been lost and I can only imagine how that must feel. This morning as I wandered around my kitchen, making a cuppa, I imagined how it would feel to have no kitchen to wander around in, no kettle, not even a cup. Absolutely devastating.

Many families will have also lost all of their photos and precious memories…

I know lots of families will need PHOTOS taken NOW of items left for Insurance purposes….I am happy to travel up to the Mountains asap to photograph for you and email you your images to be used for insurance…

I would also like to offer ANY family who wants one, a FREE family photoshoot with all images provided on a disc. This can be done whenever you feel ready….I am happy to travel to the Blue Mountains…

IF YOU KNOW ANY FAMILY AFFECTED BY THE RECENT BUSHFIRES PLEASE PASS THIS ON…

PLEASE CALL ME ON 0430 511 566 OR EMAIL ME AT bernasconiphotography@gmail.com

‘Bisley’ – Mount Wilson – another beautiful garden…

I know I’ve been on a bit of a garden theme of late 🙂

Spring is in the air and there are so many FANTASTIC gardens to view in the glorious blue mountains.

Last Sunday Ray and I took off to Mount Wilson which is off the Bells Line of Road on the way to Lithgow NSW.

What a quaint little village tucked away just waiting to be explored 🙂

The garden we chose to visit was called ‘Bisley’…A 4 hectare garden that is lovingly cared for by its two gorgeous owners who are in their eighties!!

They bought the virgin land in 1982 and have spent the last 30 years creating this magnificent garden.

I loved wandering around with the camera, looking for pockets of light filtering down through the trees. The wisteria was one of the most beautiful I have ever seen…

It was very hot, but there were plenty of shady spots to rest and take in the glorious views….

If you would like more information about the open garden programme visit opengarden.org.au

Enjoy the pics. Click on the first pic to view all the photos as a slideshow:)

Colour in the Blue Mountains….

Last week I had the busiest week ever..

Nothing relaxes me more than getting out into the country and immersing myself in nature.

My niece Claire and my buddy Maree and I set off to the Blue Mountains for the day to take photos (what a surprise) 🙂

We tried to find Minnehaha Falls, but ended up on a fire trail..hmmm….

We visited Leura, such a beautiful town and wandered through one of the gardens that was part of the Leura Gardens Festival.

We we surrounded by colour, one of my other favourite things.

We had lunch in a beautiful cafe in Leura and I sat eating a ploughmans lunch watching the world go by.

After lunch we headed to Blackheath and ended up at Evans Lookout – (a must visit spot) where the wide expanse of the Blue Mountains stretches out in front of you. It is beautiful and made me feel so alive and free….

Next stop was the tea rooms in the Megalong Valley – absolutely gorgeous – where we ate scones and sipped on a cappuccino 🙂

What a fantastic day…..

The Blue Mountains really worked its magic on me 🙂

Enjoy the pics. Click on the first pic to view all the photos as a slideshow.

Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens & things I saw from the road….

I haven’t been to the Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens for years. Last Sunday we decided to take a leisurely drive up into the Blue Mountains to revisit these beautiful gardens…

Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens are situated on the Bells Line of Road via Bilpin. Its about a two hour drive from Sydney and really worth the effort.

The views over the blue mountains are gorgeous, lots of clear, crisp, mountain air (in fact a bit too crisp – it was only 8 degrees!) and that beautiful blue haze…hmm…I love it..

The gardens are beautiful, lots of levels and styles and some really magnificent flowers.

We stayed for lunch and wandered around the entire garden…of course I took lots of pics. 🙂

On the way home I spotted an old sawmill complete with lots of old trucks and machinery. These trucks look like someone just parked them, got out and they have never been driven since….I love the rust, the colours and textures and all the old bits and pieces..

The sawmill still has the saw and a piece of wood on the conveyor belt ready to be sawn….

I wonder what happened here? What closed the place down so suddenly?

Our last stop was Kurrajong…St Gregory’s Church was just asking to be photographed in the late afternoon light… 🙂

I hope you enjoy the pics…

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